NOTE: This is the fourth instalment of CBC Sudbury's ward-by-ward series of interviews with Greater Sudbury municipal election candidates.


Francois Couture

Francois Couture (provided)

Francois Couture 

Age: 54
 
Occupation: Territory manager for Janssen Pharmaceutical
 
Community involvement: My wife and I own and operate Jungle Gym Gymnastics, Sudbury south end.  Served on council 1994-97 in Onaping Falls, served on Board Caisse Populaire Vermillion/Dowling.
 
Top 3 issues for whole city:

  1. Taxes - ensure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly.
  2. Economic development.
  3. Infrastructure - long term planning.

 
Top 3 issues for your ward:

  1. Streets, roads improvement.
  2. Revitalize Sudbury Downs.
  3. Recreation facilities

 
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


Evelyn Dutrisac

Evelyn Dutrisac (Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada)

Evelyn Dutrisac

Age: None given

Occupation: Retired high school teacher
 
Community involvement
I am a member of several City and community committees: Planning, Conservation Sudbury, Sudbury and District Health Unit, City of Greater Sudbury Senior Advisory Panel, Azilda Community Action Network (CAN), Donovan and Elm West Community Action Network(CAN), Keeping Them Warm (Working with the Azilda Lions Club to dress needy children at Christmas), Keeping Seniors Warm (Starting this program on Oct. 2 with the Donovan Elm West CAN and the Seniors Advisory Panel).
 
Top 3 issues for the whole city:

  1. Transparency, Accountability and Communication with the councillor and city staff.
  2. Infrastructure, roads maintenance and repairs, snow removal, bridges, waste water and water management etc.
  3. Economic growth, creating more jobs, working closely with business and industrial developers, making the city process easier with less red tape.

 
Top 3 issues for Ward 4

  • Working closely with the residents and the Azilda, Donovan and Elm West Community Action Networks. Meeting and listening to the residents to understand the needs of the Ward. Empowering the residents and working with them in a positive manner to improve the quality of life.
  • Transparency, Accountability and Communication with the councillor and city staff
  • Infrastructure, roads maintenance and repairs,snow removal, bridges, waste water and water management etc. 

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
 
(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?

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

Yes
 
(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?

No
 
(From Dec. 11, 2013) Should council approve the 2014 budget with a 2.9% property tax increase?

Yes
 


Paul Lefebvre 

Has not yet returned CBC's questionnaire