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?

Stephanie Maghnam

Yes. From floods, tornados, and derecho storms, inclement weather events are increasing - leaving more and more residents each year disenfranchised. Coordinating better disaster response with all levels of government is absolutely essential as we fight the effects of Climate Change.  Supporting our vulnerable population during extreme climate events is an absolute priority.

Some Mitigation strategies for Ottawa residents including our rural area are the following: 

Growing Ottawa’s urban forest and making it healthier, more diverse and resilient through the Urban Forest Management Plan.

Supporting homeowners with grants for backwater valves through the Residential Protective Plumbing Program.

Supporting farmers to adopt new technologies that protect soils and enable them to manage variable rainfall events through the Rural Clean Water Program.

Promoting sustainability and building resiliency in the agriculture and agri-food industry through innovation and knowledge transfer at the Ottawa Smart Farm, which focuses on leveraging technology to help producers optimize their efforts and overcome challenges such as changes in growing seasons and extreme weather events.

Mitigation always starts with the individual in the household doing their part to protect their health and environment.

Ian Madill

Yes. As your question eludes to, negative weather events are happening with more frequency.  I will commit to a climate adaptation plan moving forward which would include building key infrastructures and services with key weather events that affect our city and region.

Nagmani Sharma


Clarke Kelly

Did not participate

Greg Patacairk

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Colin Driscoll

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Sasha Duguay

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