Bill Downie

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Political Orientation

LeftRight

Position: Ward 8 Councillor

Incumbent: No

Previous council experience: None.

Other political experience: None.

Political affiliation: None found.

Political donations: Has donated to the provincial New Democratic Party.

Occupation / Profession: None identified.

Languages: English

Transit: “We need to improve an already very good LTC with more service to our main corridors, schools and hospitals. [1]Information from Electipedia.ca candidate survey.

Social Housing: “We need more affordable housing to deal with a increase in population.” [2]Information from Electipedia.ca candidate survey.

Business Climate: “We need to collaborate with all business big and small and be innovative in job growth and full employment-we need to include labour.” [3]Information from Electipedia.ca candidate survey.

Fiscal Responsibility: “We must stay at a fair taxation rate and be careful of provincial downloading from the new government.” [4]Information from Electipedia.ca candidate survey.

Safe Injection Sites: “Necessary for the health and safety of all people.” [5]Information from Electipedia.ca candidate survey.

Other: “We have many issues from A to Z let’s get everyone working and paying fair taxes to get London in the right place.” [6]Information from Electipedia.ca candidate survey.

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Electipedia Survey Response

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

NameBill Downie
How would you describe your political outlook?Centre
Do you currently belong to a political party at the federal or provincial level?Choose not to answer
Have you previously been a member of a political party at the federal or provincial level?Yes
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.Strongly Agree
Fiscal prudence is the hallmark of sound governance.Strongly Agree
All public servants should be prohibited from going on strike.Strongly 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.Somewhat Disagree
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 Agree
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.Strongly Disagree
Mandatory minimum sentences for criminal convictions are needed to ensure equality before the law, and to act as a deterrent.Somewhat Disagree
Safe injection sites are necessary to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.Strongly 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

We need to improve an already very good LTC with more service to our main corridors,schools and hospitals.

Environment

We need to do a lot more in the environment,cleaning up our waterways-the Thames-elimination of plastic-water bottles etc. We need to deal with air and noise pollution.

Social Housing

We need more affordable housing to deal with a increase in population.

Business Climate

We need to collaborate with all business big and small and be innovative in job growth and full employment-we need to include labour.

Fiscal Responsibility

We must stay at a fair taxation rate and be careful of provincial downloading from the new government.

Law and Order

This comes and goes with a full employment community-unemployment breeds crime.

Safe Injection Sites

Necessary for the health and safety of all people.

Other Issues

We have many issues from a to z lets get everyone working and paying fair taxes to get London in the right place.

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