City for All Survey Results

All Candidates for Ottawa City Council in the upcoming municipal election have been invited to complete this survey. We want to know their commitment to creating a City for All.

See below the full candidates’ responses to the survey to date.
Click on Questions in the menu bar to the left to see how all candidates responded to a particular question.
You can also choose the ward you live in to know how candidates in your ward have responded, or select Mayor to know how mayoral candidates have responded.

Name: Catherine Kitts
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Councillor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: No
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: Yes

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: No
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Yes

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: Yes

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: Yes
Name: Dina Epale
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Councillor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: Yes
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: Yes

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: Candidate declined to answer
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Candidate declined to answer

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: Yes

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: Yes
Name: Matthew Luloff
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Councillor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: Yes
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: Yes

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: Yes
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Yes

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: Yes

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: No
Name: Qamar Masood
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Councillor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: Yes
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: Yes

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: Yes
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Yes

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: No

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: No
Name: Geoffrey Nicholas Griplas
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Mayor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: No
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: Yes

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: Yes
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Yes

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: Yes

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: Yes
Name: Guy Desroches
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Councillor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: Yes
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: Yes

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: Yes
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Yes

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: Yes

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: Yes
Name: Don Yetman
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Councillor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: Yes
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: Yes

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: Yes
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Yes

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: No

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: Yes
Name: Mireille Brownhill
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Councillor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: Yes
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: Yes

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: Yes
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Yes

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: Yes

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: Yes
Name: Miranda Gray
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Councillor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: No
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: No

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: Yes
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Yes

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: Yes

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: Yes
Name: Jarrod Goldsmith
Ward: Orléans
Position that you are running for: Councillor

Safe and Affordable Transit:

Will you reduce EquiPass fare from $58/month to $43/month no later than 2019?: Yes
Will you freeze transit fares to make them more affordable for everyone?: No

Affordable Housing:

Will you ensure that the City’s plan to reduce homelessness has specific actions, targets and money attached?: Yes
Will you advocate for at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing?: Yes
Will you ensure that 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing with a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations?: Yes

Access to Services:

Will you advocate for community and City social services to have sufficient funding to keep pace with the growing demand?: Yes
Will you raise taxes as needed in order to meet the unmet and emerging needs of our increasingly complex city (i.e. housing, transit, social services)?: No

Inclusive City:

In order to have City staff and managers that are representative of Ottawa’s population, will you increase hiring and advancement of people from equity seeking groups including Indigenous people, women, racialized people, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and newcomers?: Yes
City Council has voted to study the creation of a Women’s Bureau in the City. Will you support the creation of a Women’s Bureau to ensure gender differences are taken into account in City decision making?: Yes