CBC Sudbury's ward-by-ward series of interviews with Greater Sudbury municipal election candidates.


Tay Butt

Tay Butt (provided)

Tay Butt

Age: 48
 
Occupation: IT Consultant & Teacher at Cambrian College
 
Community involvement: Sudbury Police, Sudbury Multicultural, Local Immigration partnership, Diversity Advisory Panel, Cancer Society, Diabetes Society, MS Society
 
Top 3 issues for whole city:

  • Services for seniors
  • more jobs and lower taxes
  • Planned infrastructure development and repair

Top 3 issues for your ward:

  • Increased snowplow in smaller streets
  • more parks and playgrounds
  • Sidewalks and pedestrian access to main roads

How would you have voted on the following resolutions from this past term?  Please respond with yes or no.
 
(From Feb. 10, 2011) Should the city scrap its bylaw 2004-204 regulating when retail stores are allowed to open and close? 

YES
 
(From Feb. 12/26 2012) Should the city remove the Ontario Ombudsman as it's closed meeting investigator and instead retain a firm called Amberley Gavel? 

NO 
 
(From Dec. 5, 2012) Should the city continue to give each councillor a $50,000 Healthy Communities Initiative Fund to spend in their ward? 

NO
 
(From Oct. 9, 2013) Should the city fast-track plans for a new arena replacing the Sudbury Arena with the aim of having the project underway by the end of 2014? 

YES
 
(From Dec. 11, 2013) Should council approve the 2014 budget with a 2.9% property tax increase? 

NO

Website: www.votefortay.ca


Joscelyne Landry-Altmann

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Supplied)

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann

AgeOld enough to vote

Occupation and Community involvement: Councillor Ward 12,Uptown CAN,Flour MIll CAN,New Sudbury CAN,,Ridgecrest Park association,Daffodils for Hope Campaign,SDMA (Sudbury District Motorsport Association)Flour Mill BIA ,as well as the standing committees of which I am a member.

3 top issues for the city:

  • Decision making  environment: basic needs of the city- Maley Drive, increasing our tax base,finding efficiencies within our budget including services  analysis,roads,roads,roads..this is ongoing and of course affects timelines and outcomes. However this term I would like to focus on the following always keeping in mind the aforementioned decision making environment.
  • infrastructure upgrades/ deficiencies exacerbating  drainage and flooding issues-remediation funding shortfall,integration of LIDS(low impact development) and complete streets concepts.
  • prioritizing our natural capital valuation  ensuring its sustainability; drinking water,.lakes,rivers,creeks,watersheds,in light of eminent climate change conditions.
  • transparency and better communication at city hall.

3 top issues in the Ward:

  • flooding/drainage/ responsible development affecting established neighborhoods.
  • equitable services(affordable,accessible  housing) ,road planning  for upgrades including culverts and ditches.
  • Community safety,including police services,speeding ,safe pedestrian crosswalks,accessible sidewalks upgrades,LED lighting.

How would you have voted on the following resolutions from this past term?  Please respond with yes or no.
 

(From Feb. 10, 2011) Should the city scrap its bylaw 2004-204 regulating when retail stores are allowed to open and close? 

The electorate via the referendum will address the issue of store hours. (did vote no in February 2011)
 
(From Feb. 12/26 2012) Should the city remove the Ontario Ombudsman as it's closed meeting investigator and instead retain a firm called Amberley Gavel? 

The introduction of Bill 8 will resolve this issue. (did vote yes in February 2012)
 
(From Dec. 5, 2012) Should the city continue to give each councillor a $50,000 Healthy Communities Initiative Fund to spend in their ward? 

The HCI has been an integral tool for enhancing the quality of life in the Ward.It enabled us-the CAN members ,park associations,ALONG WITH STAFF through continuous consultations, to level the playing field  in so far as park planning and  upgrades throughout the Ward,The HCI investment leveraged 175k for Ridgecrest and a complete makeover for O"Connor through the Kaboom program(50K)It supported  community programs(Louis street and Better Beg.)Green Stairs Art Walk Safety concerns were addressed quickly-through ie. light installations.The list is very long and available online .(-due to a motion that I initiated and which was passed unanimously by Council  in 2012),‚Äč
 
(From Oct. 9, 2013) Should the city fast-track plans for a new arena replacing the Sudbury Arena with the aim of having the project underway by the end of 2014? 

Fast tracking the arena is presently under review.we should be receiving the results of the RFI shortly. (did vote no in October 2013)

(From Dec. 11, 2013) Should council approve the 2014 budget with a 2.9% property tax increase? 

Yes, 2.9% tax rate -after 6 months of  review this rate  ensured basic continuity of service.

Website: www.landry-altmann.ca


Robert McCarthy

Robert McCarthy (provided)

Robert McCarthy

Age: 27

Occupation: Laurentian University Student

Community involvement: Laurentian University Student, Disability  Rights Activist

Top 3 issues for whole city

  • Accountability
  • Roads
  • Taxes

Top 3 issues for your ward

  • Accountability
  • Roads
  • Taxes

How would you have voted on the following resolutions from this past term?  Please respond with yes or no.

(From Feb. 10, 2011) Should the city scrap its bylaw 2004-204 regulating when retail stores are allowed to open and close? 

I will let the voters decide by their vote on the referendum questions 

(From Feb. 12/26 2012) Should the city remove the Ontario Ombudsman as it's closed meeting investigator and instead retain a firm called Amberley Gavel? 

No 

(From Dec. 5, 2012) Should the city continue to give each councillor a $50,000 Healthy Communities Initiative Fund to spend in their ward? 

No

(From Oct. 9, 2013) Should the city fast-track plans for a new arena replacing the Sudbury Arena with the aim of having the project underway by the end of 2014? 

Yes

(From Dec. 11, 2013) Should council approve the 2014 budget with a 2.9% property tax increase? 

No


Shawn Ouimet

Shawn Ouimet (provided)

Shawn Ouimet

Age: I hate telling people my age 

Occupation: Sales Rep. for one of the largest food/beverage company in North America

Community involvement: 10 years volunteered for minor hockey, volunteer at Laurentian university.

Top 3 issues for whole city

  • Roads
  • taxes
  • accountability form all council members

Top 3 issues for your ward

  • To help everyone quickly, accurately and as best as possible.

How would you have voted on the following resolutions from this past term?  Please respond with yes or no.

(From Feb. 10, 2011) Should the city scrap its bylaw 2004-204 regulating when retail stores are allowed to open and close?   

No comment. Its up to voters now.

(From Feb. 12/26 2012) Should the city remove the Ontario Ombudsman as it's closed meeting investigator and instead retain a firm called Amberley Gavel? 

No

(From Dec. 5, 2012) Should the city continue to give each councillor a $50,000 Healthy Communities Initiative Fund to spend in their ward? 

No

(From Oct. 9, 2013) Should the city fast-track plans for a new arena replacing the Sudbury Arena with the aim of having the project underway by the end of 2014? 

Yes

(From Dec. 11, 2013) Should council approve the 2014 budget with a 2.9% property tax increase? 

No

Website: www.shawnouimet.ca