Q9 - Will you prioritize the conservation of existing greenspace, as well as biodiversity on both city and privately owned lands by amending the property standards by-law, as well as increasing targets for and allocating more funds towards naturalization?

Rebecca Bromwich

Yes.

Shawn Menard

Yes. We need to encourage and allow for a greater diversity of native species to support pollinators and naturalize existing areas for wildlife conservation. In my role as Councillor, I have worked with community groups to facilitate the planting of native species of trees in Brewer and the removal of invasives through parks in the ward along the Rideau River. I also supported a motion from Councillor Dudas to allow gardening and naturalization efforts along the City owned right-of-way. In the midst of a climate emergency, the City should support efforts to preserve and enhance green infrastructure. 

Dan Rogers

No. I would need more information on the outcomes of actioning such amendments.

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