Questions for 2018 Election Primer

The 7 questions we asked all candidates who received our environmental primer survey are listed below. They were suggested by LEN member organizations and select by a group of 6 LEN members.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE
If elected, what will you do to ensure Ontario meets its 2030 Paris Agreement commitments on climate change?

FOOD WASTE
40% of food in Canada is wasted. What will you do to address food waste?

POLLINATOR HEALTH
The use of neonicotinoid pesticides is a leading cause in the decline of bee populations in Ontario and around the world. Would you support a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides and invest in identifying and promoting pollinator-friendly alternatives to pesticides for agriculture?

CYCLING
What will you do to support the development and implementation of local cycling infrastructure?

PLASTICS
Single use plastics, microfibers and microplastics are a critical pollution problem in our local waterways and lakes. What steps will you take to address this problem?

HABITAT & SPECIES AT RISK
There are well over 200 species at risk in Ontario, a number that is growing every year and includes once-common species like Barn Swallow and Monarch butterfly. What plan (or policy) will you develop and implement to protect species at risk?

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