Candidate for North Dundas Councillor
55 years old
Bus Operator for City of Ottawa/OC Transpo 25 years
1. What prompted your decision to run for trustee this time?
I want to give back to the community that has been so good to my family. North Dundas is a good place to live and I am thankful.
2. What are the key strengths you would bring to the job if elected?
I have the following strengths: health and safety representation and shop steward for my colleagues for twenty-three years, availability, good listener, willing to take appropriate action, and a strong voice at the council table.
3. What are the top few issues that you see facing the Township?
The top issues for North Dundas are: the odour from the Winchester lagoon, waste management, speeding/traffic, appropriate signage, and efficient usage of hard earned tax monies.
4. Is there anything you hope to change in the Township?
I am committing to change the accessibility of North Dundas council meetings via the internet. As well, I am requesting water drainage to be: assessed, improved, and appropriately managed throughout the Township.
5. How is your message being received during this campaign?
To-date I have had very positive support for my: door-to-door campaign, all candidates meetings, telephone calls, and emails.
6. Voting begins on Oct. 17 — ironically the day of marijuana legalization. The new council will have to decide soon if your municipality will permit storefront cannabis sales, or opt out altogether. Should your municipality allow pot shops or ‘just say no’?
This question has already been answered by having Canada Post as acting as a retailer. Residents will apparently be able to purchase this product via mail. The question will be as to the enforcement of related by-laws and the payment of such. Currently one cannot drink open alcohol in our parks and sidewalks. Will this be the same for Cannabis?