Position: Ward 4 Councillor
Previous council experience: None.
Other political experience: None.
Political affiliation: Former member of the PC party, current member of the NDP party. Information from candidate.
Political donations: Multiple donations to the Conservative party, one to the NDP. Information from candidate.
Occupation / Profession: Business owner.
Transit: Does not support the current BRT plan.  https://www.lystar.ca/blog/let-s-find-something-other-than-the-current-brt-plan
Social Housing: Supports afforable housing throughout the city. https://www.lystar.ca/copy-of-about
Business Climate: Supports the elimination of vacant unit tax rebate. Believes City Hall needs to be more friendly to business developers. Electipedia.ca survey response.
Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal restraint can reduce individual tax burden and allow more spending for social programs. Electipedia.ca survey response.
Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection sites that are balanced against community impact. https://www.lystar.ca/copy-of-about
Other: Supports regular ward meetings; supports initiatives like community gardens. https://www.lystar.ca/copy-of-about
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Electipedia Survey Response
This candidate responded to Electipedia's survey. Read the candidate's reponses below:
|How would you describe your political outlook?||Centre-RIght|
|Do you currently belong to a political party at the federal or provincial level?||No|
|Have you previously been a member of a political party at the federal or provincial level?||Yes|
|If yes, which one(s)||PC, NDP|
For the following, please select one option that best indicates how each statement reflects your position or philosophy:
|Social assistance payments should never be tied to mandated work or education requirements.||Somewhat Agree|
|Fiscal prudence is the hallmark of sound governance.||Strongly Agree|
|All public servants should be prohibited from going on strike.||Somewhat Disagree|
|Fees for using vehicles at certain times in high traffic zones is a reasonable way to subsidize and encourage the use of public transit.||Choose not to answer|
|Climate change represents an imminent threat that should be addressed by governments at every level.||Strongly Agree|
|Oil pipelines are an effective way to boost Canada’s economy and energy self-sufficiency.||Somewhat Disagree|
|While environmental concerns are important, government’s first priority is to build infrastructure that is safe and cost effective.||Somewhat Agree|
|Spending on social programs is more effective than spending on law enforcement and jails.||Strongly Agree|
|Borrowing by governments, if done responsibly, is necessary to meet the needs of citizens.||Somewhat Disagree|
|Mandatory minimum sentences for criminal convictions are needed to ensure equality before the law, and to act as a deterrent.||Choose not to answer|
|Safe injection sites are necessary to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.||Somewhat Agree|
Please provide a one-paragraph response outlining your position on each of the issues indicated. Keeping mind that a) your answers will be publicly available, b) answers may be lightly edited for spelling, grammar, clarity, or length and c) while subsequent amendments to answers may be considered, the original response will remain visible to the public:
Opposes BRT, wants to create a better transit system that benefits all Londoners.
Understands climate change as an ongoing issue, supports implementing a green bin program.
Supports a restructuring of social housing including more accountability from the Housing Development Corporation.
Supports the elimination of vacant unit tax rebate. Believes City Hall needs to be more friendly to business developers.
Fiscal restraint can reduce individual tax burden and allow more spending for social programs.
|Law and Order|
Supports looking into change to run the department more efficiently.
|Safe Injection Sites|
Supports a harm reduction model. Believes more focus needs to be on addressing the addiction issue.