Q5 - Will you commit to prioritizing climate adaptation planning for the city, including measures to protect people, infrastructure and city services, and to ensure that the city's most vulnerable populations are supported during extreme climate events?

Bina Shah

Yes. We need to prioritize climate adaptation planning for the City including measures to protect people, infrastructure and city services and to ensure the City’s most vulnerable are supported during extreme climate events.  Emergency preparedness for climate disasters should be a city priority knowing that the frequency and severity of extreme climate events are occurring and are here to stay.

Rouba Fattal

Yes. Our window to take on meaningful climate action is closing quickly. Ottawa's next council must take this issue seriously, and do everything they can to look at issues with an environmental lens. 

Erin Coffin

Yes. Absolutely, as mentioned earlier, the derecho is in recent memory and the lack of power for days, the multiple storms and their strain on our sewers, and the heat so challenging that our parks often were empty. We need to plan and adapt to mitigate the affects of climate change on our city and our communities by creating greener infrastructure that also adapts to our existing challenges (roads and sewers builds and adapted to manage better with flooding from increasingly strong storms), as well as creating spaces that aid us in enjoying our community while also aiding us in keeping cool, safe, shaded, etc. (Like water fountains, splash pads, more tree canopy, gardens and protected areas like gazebos). 

Mike Dawson

Yes.

Allan Hubley

Did not participate

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