Xuemei Jiang

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Political Orientation

LeftRight

Position: Ward 4 Councillor

Incumbent: No

Previous council experience: None.

Other political experience: None.

Political affiliation: None identified.

Political donations: None identified.

Occupation / Profession: Lawyer.

Languages: English

Transit: Does not support the current BRT plan because ridership is insufficient, funds are not fully secured for the project, and the project does not significantly improve travel times. [1]Electipedia candidate survey response.

Social Housing: “Shelter is a basic human right. It is a shame of governments at every level that could not provide everyone a shelter. Especially those governments in developing countries.” [2]Electipedia.ca candidate survey response.

Business Climate: Proposes to create new jobs by attracting more tourists from China to London, increasing the number of international students, and promote investments in London from Chinese sources. [3]Electipedia.ca candidate survey response.

Fiscal Responsibility: “Fiscal prudence is the hallmark of sound governance.” [4]Quoted directly from the Electipedia survey question as own response.

Safe Injection Sites: “Safe injection sites are necessary to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.” [5]Quoted directly from the Electipedia survey question as own response.

Other: Information not available.

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Electipedia Survey Response

This candidate responded to Electipedia's survey. Read the candidate's reponses below:

NameXuemei Jiang
How would you describe your political outlook?Centre
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?No
Instructions

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 Disagree
Fiscal prudence is the hallmark of sound governance.Somewhat Agree
All public servants should be prohibited from going on strike.Choose not to answer
Fees for using vehicles at certain times in high traffic zones is a reasonable way to subsidize and encourage the use of public transit.Somewhat Agree
Climate change represents an imminent threat that should be addressed by governments at every level.Somewhat Agree
Oil pipelines are an effective way to boost Canada’s economy and energy self-sufficiency.Somewhat Agree
While environmental concerns are important, government’s first priority is to build infrastructure that is safe and cost effective.Somewhat Disagree
Spending on social programs is more effective than spending on law enforcement and jails.Somewhat Agree
Borrowing by governments, if done responsibly, is necessary to meet the needs of citizens.Somewhat Agree
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
Instructions

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:

Transit

Stop BRT

1 no enough ridership
public transit riders decline year after year.

2 no enough funds
Support from Federal and Provincial governments are not secured yet. Both Federal and Provincial governments are currently under significant budget pressures and City of London can not develop a compelling business case to secure their support.

3 it’s not that “rapid”

City-wide, the average time that will be saved is 4 minutes for average travel time.

For details why the current BRT plan should be stopped, please visit

xuemeijiang.com

Environment

To save our environment before it is too late.

Social Housing

Shelter is a basic human right.
It is a shame of governments at every level that could not provide everyone a shelter. Especially those governments in developing countries.

Business Climate

I came from China, if I am elected, I will try to create job for Londoners by:

1 to attract more Chinese tourists to City of London, in 2016, Chinese visitors spent approximately $1.5 billion in Canada,
2 to attract more students from China, south Korea and India to City of London. Last year, international students in Canada spent around $15.5 billion on tuition, accommodation and other spending,
3 to attract Chinese investment to City of London, this is hard, but not impossible.

Fiscal Responsibility

Fiscal prudence is the hallmark of sound governance.

Law and Order

no law, no peace;
no law, no in good order

Safe Injection Sites

Safe injection sites are necessary to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.

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