Want to know how Ward 21 City Council candidates compare in terms of taking climate action? Then read on!
1. The YES/NO grid below shows whether candidates agree to commit to a specific environmental action.
2. The devil is in the details. Not all "yes" or "no" answers are equal. We HIGHLY recommend reading the long answers found beneath the grid, to get a real understanding of how committed Candidates are to a range of environmental issues.
*** Candidate Leigh-Andrea Brunet, David Brown and Kevin Setia did not fill out this survey and have been removed from the table.
|Ward 21 - Rideau-Jack|
|Patty Searl||Michael J Nowak|
|1||Will you commit to fully funding and implementing the City of Ottawa’s Energy Evolution Plan?||Yes||Yes|
|2||Will you commit to no more extensions of the urban boundary, and support building more 15-minute neighborhoods throughout the City of Ottawa, not just in the urban core?||Yes||Yes|
|3||Will you commit to phasing out natural gas infrastructure and prioritize conservation and efficiency over new, renewed or expanded gas infrastructure?||No||Yes|
|4||Will you commit to investing in energy efficient housing for lower income communities, and ensuring that the costs of retrofits are not passed down to tenants?||Yes||Yes|
|5||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?||Yes||Yes|
|6||Will you commit to building a public transit system that is rapid, reliable, affordable and accessible for all users, with proper transit routes within rural, suburban and lower income communities?||Yes||Yes|
|7||Will you commit to an active transit network with interconnected and protected bike lanes and multi-use paths City-wide (not just in the downtown core)?||Yes||Yes|
|8||Will you support our target for a 40% tree canopy cover per neighborhood and protection of mature trees through the new Tree Protection By-Law?||Yes||Yes|
|9||Will you ensure that the City of Ottawa prioritizes the conservation of existing greenspace, as well as biodiversity on both city and privately owned lands by actioning the following: amending the property standards by-law, as well as increasing targets for and allocating more funds towards naturalization?||Yes||Yes|
|10||In addition to improving recycling, will you support ambitiously collecting organic green bin waste for composting in multi-residential buildings as well as curbside, to ensure that Ottawa can avoid replacing the Trail Road landfill site with either a new landfill or an incinerator for residual waste for the foreseeable future?||Yes||Yes|
|11||Will you support the introduction of a user pay system for curbside residual waste collection, where residents pay for the bags or containers that they put out for collection, according to the actual level of service that they use?||Yes||Yes|
|12||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?||Yes||Yes|
|13||Will you commit to developing strategies that bring Ottawans at all diversity intersections together on environmental issues?||Yes||Yes|