Réponse à notre lettre ouverte à tous les candidats aux élections provinciales

Voici les 3 questions que nous avons envoyées.

1- Après les efforts de plus d’une génération sur la question des camions servant au transport interprovincial qui passent par les rues du centre-ville, nous avons mené à bien une étude de faisabilité portant sur la construction d’un tunnel pour camions qui relierait l’autoroute 417 à la hauteur de l’échangeur de la promenade Vanier au pont MacDonald-Cartier. Si votre parti est élu, votre gouvernement s’engagera-t-il à financer la prochaine étape de l’examen, c’est-à-dire l’évaluation environnementale? En outre, fournirez-vous des précisions concernant la responsabilité du ministère des Transports de l’Ontario de relier les autoroutes de la série 400 à des liaisons interprovinciales?

2- Le marché By est le plus ancien marché fermier permanent en Ontario. Il se classe deuxième, après la Colline du Parlement, parmi les lieux les plus fréquentés par les touristes qui viennent dans notre capitale. La Ville a approuvé les plans de revitalisation du marché By, qui prévoient une stratégie clé pour investir dans la sphère publique. Le succès de l’investissement de 1 million de dollars dans l’esplanade de la rue George montre bien la nécessité mais aussi l’importance de cet investissement dans le marché By. La Ville procède actuellement à une consultation sur le domaine public dans le but de se doter d’une stratégie d’investissement approuvée d’ici la fin de 2018. Si votre parti est élu, continuerez-vous de financer le tiers du coût de ces importants investissements dans des lieux publics de notre collectivité et pour notre ville?

3- Enfin et surtout, parlons de logement et d’itinérance. En tant que président du conseil d’administration de la Société de logement communautaire d’Ottawa, j’aimerais que le gouvernement provincial puisse aider nos résidents les plus vulnérables en s’assurant qu’ils disposent d’un lieu agréable où vivre et des mécanismes d’aide dont ils ont besoin. Les investissements dans le logement abordable en vertu du Cadre de gestion du portefeuille sont essentiels pour exploiter le potentiel du plus grand propriétaire de notre ville.

Fadi Nemr Candidat Conservateur dans Ottawa-Vanier

https://ottawavanierpc.nationbuilder.com/about

Dear Mr Fleury

Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding your concerns and thoughts regarding the area you serve.

As it is just 36 hours away from the polls opening I feel I cannot do your serious questions justice.

However, should I be fortunate enough to be elected to represent the constituents of Vanier come the end of day on June 7th it will be my pleasure to work with you and find common ground to move these important issues forward.

Thank you for letter and for your service to our community.

Fadi Nemr
PC Candidate
Ottawa-Vanier

Lyra Evans Candidate NPD pour Ottawa-Vanier

https://lyraevans.ontariondp.ca/

1- Yes, we are very interested in working on the three issues you have listed.  The interprovincial truck route must be moved out of the downtown core. It has created a hazard for pedestrians and cyclists in the area. 

2- The Byward Market is essential to our city and culture. We are very interested in developing and enhancing the Byward market, and working with the City of Ottawa to make the market and even more exciting and vibrant part of our city.

3- We are very focused on housing issues, it is one of our priorities for Ottawa-Vanier.  We have been working on positive alternatives to the proposed Salvation Army shelter on Montreal Road and look forward to continuing this work on housing issues after the election.  We support the Housing First model and see housing as a key part of eliminating poverty and social and economic inclusion for everyone.

 

Nathalie Des Rosiers Candidate du Parti libérale de l’Ontario d’Ottawa-Vanier

http://nathaliedesrosiers.org/

1- Great question – and I am so pleased to be able to share that I secured funding for this environmental assessment in my first 18 months at Queen’s Park. Truck traffic continues to be an issue for families in this riding. It makes no sense to have big commercial trucks driving through our downtown core. This has a negative impact on the quality of life of Lowertown residents. It creates a heavy flow of traffic for commuters getting to and from their workplace. It is also downright dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. That’s why I made this a priority and am proud to have delivered on it.

It is unclear whether a government led by the NDP or Doug Ford’s Conservatives would follow through with this commitment.

I am also committed to pursuing clarity as to the responsibility of the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario when it comes to the connection of 400 connection highways to interprovincial crossings.

2- Absolutely.That is why, as part of my local platform, I committed to pursuing funding to cover ⅓ of the cost of further revitalizing the public spaces in the ByWard Market. Since the completion of the George Street Plaza revitalization, I have personally spoken to a number of small business owners who have told me about the economic benefits they have experienced as a result of these important investments in public spaces.Over the past year and a half, we have built a strong, cohesive relationship between elected officials at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels of government. If re-elected, I’ll continue to work closely with you to continue building our community up.

3- Ever since the Salvation Army outlined its plan to build a new 350-bed facility at 333 Montreal Road, I have expressed my deep concerns regarding the project. I believe it is the wrong project in the wrong place with the wrong process. I have made that clear. I am a firm believer in Housing First. That is why, if re-elected, I will have every single dollar earmarked for affordable housing to projects that are true to the Housing First service model. I also believe if re-elected, I will also push hard for a review of the funding streams to the City of Ottawa and local agencies from the provincial Housing, Municipal Affairs, Health, and Social Services departments.​