Q12 - If elected, would you intentionally include, and work in partnership with, the Algonquin Anishinaabe people and other Indigenous people in the creation and implementation of environmental policies?

Laine Johnson

Yes. Absolutely, Ottawa as a City must work in good faith with the Algonquin Anishinaabe people on environmental issues. The City must be transparent on who they have consulted with, and not make unilateral decisions without the involvement and leadership of Indigenous leaders. The decision to develop the Tewin lands highlighted the complexity and sensitivity of land development, for example. As Councillor, I see my role as being a listener and an advocate. We must also be mindful that Ottawa has a large urban Aboriginal population, who are not necessarily Algonqiun, and we need to find new and meaningful ways to amplify their voices, listen to them when they feel policies need to be changed, and to provide better access to culturally-appropriate social services where needed.

Wendy Davidson


Vilteau Delvas


Granda Kopytko

Did not participate.

Pat McGarry

Did not participate.

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