Enviro Election Primer 2018

Where do your local candidates stand on environmental issues?

The London Environmental Network (LEN) has prepared an election primer on the environment. We believe this primer highlights important environmental issues affecting all Londoners, and it is our hope that it provides information you can use to make your decision.

The London Environmental Network member organizations contributed questions on a variety of environmental topics relevant to their focuses. We convened a question review committee made up of six LEN member organizations who determined the final questions to ask the candidates.

We then posed 7 questions (click here to see the questions) to all major party candidates and as many alternative part candidates as we could find contact information for. Ridings covered are Elgin-Middlesex-London, London Fanshawe, London North Centre, and London West.

All candidates had two weeks to submit their responses and received two reminders. We will be updating the response pages if any of the other candidates complete the survey before the election.

Why is this election primer important?

The larger goal, of course, is to increase London voter education and engagement in environmental issues. In preparing this primer, the London Environmental Network wanted a way to ensure the issues that are important to its collective 10,000+ members, and which affect all Londoners and get better informed discussion during this election.

According to Dianne Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, “there are no more silver bullets” when it comes to meeting emission reduction targets.[1] There are many environmental issues that the government of Ontario can address, and educating Londoners about the different party plans can help Londoners in their decision making process.

Please share this election primer widely so we can get London voters – and candidates – talking about the environment this election!

 

Candidate Answers by Riding (click links below):

 

Summary of Responses:

Communist Party

1/1 candidates contacted responded

London North Centre

London West    

Clara Sorrenti

Mike Lewis

 Completed

(No contact info)

Conservative Party:

0/4 candidates contacted  responded

Elgin Middlesex London           

Jeff Yurek 

(Awaiting response)

London Fanshawe

Eric Weniger 

(Awaiting response)

London North Centre

Susan Truppe 

(Awaiting response)

London West   

Andrew Lawton

(Awaiting response)

Green Party of Canada:

4/4 candidates contacted  responded

Elgin Middlesex London           

Bronagh Morgan

 Completed

London Fanshawe

Lisa Carriere

Completed

London North Centre

Carol Dyck

Completed

London West   

Pamela Reid

Completed

Freedom Party:

1/1 candidates contacted responded

London North Centre        

Paul McKeever

Completed

Liberal Party:

1/4 candidates contacted responded

Elgin Middlesex London           

Carlie Forsythe

(Awaiting response)

London Fanshawe

Lawvin Hadisi

(Awaiting response)

London North Centre

Kate Graham

Completed

London West   

Jonathan Hughes

Completed

Libertarian Party:

No candidate contact info – sent to general Libertarian Party email

Elgin Middlesex London

London Fanshawe

Leigh Brown

Henryk Szymczyszyn

(No contact info)

(No contact info)

London North Centre

Calvin McKay 

(No contact info)

London West   

Jacques Boudreau

(No contact info)

New Democratic Party (NDP):

3/4 candidates responded

 

Elgin Middlesex London

Amanda Stratton

Completed

London Fanshawe

Teresa Armstrong

(Awaiting response)

London North Centre

Terence Kernaghan

Completed

London West   

Peggy Sattler

Completed

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