Hold the Line Questionnaire
Below are my responses to questions about whether or not I will Hold The Line, which you can also see on their website along with other candidates’ responses.
WILL YOU DEFEND THE COUNTRYSIDE LINE AGAINST AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES TO THE OFFICIAL PLAN THAT THREATEN TO WEAKEN ITS PROTECTIONS?
HOW WILL YOU WORK TO PROTECT PRIME AGRICULTURAL AREAS, THE WATERLOO MORAINE, AND DRINKING WATER?
We must work together in the best interest of the land and water that sustains us. I will work with councillors from the cities, townships, and region, farmers, developers, experts, and other interested citizens to make sure that different points of view are heard and that these points of view influence decision-making. Most importantly, I will keep reconciliation with Indigenous nations and persons front of mind at all stages of relationship development, research, planning, and decision-making.
AS OUR POPULATION GROWS, HOW SHOULD WATERLOO REGION PLAN FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT?
In planning for new development, Waterloo Region requires a bold vision. This vision would recognize the value of urban development to our growing population, while also ensuring that developers are not driving the bus. This vision must also consider how development can promote equality and equity, as well as protect and respect the natural environment. This planning process would involve lots of consultation with many people early on and would use many different strategies (i.e., online surveys, at community centres, in public spaces, through councillor's newsletters, etc.).