The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce launched its platform, Supporting Growth Through Economic Development, for the 2018 municipal election.  The platform identifies five areas of opportunity and 18 actions that aim to increase Greater Sudbury’s fiscal well-being, quality of life, and economic prosperity.  The chamber called on all candidates for Mayor and Council to adopt the platform and commit to its recommendations.

The following candidates have responded to the chamber’s platform.  Please check back often as we will continue to post responses as we receive them.

MAYORAL CANDIDATES

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Patricia Mills

“I have carefully reviewed the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Election 2018 Platform. For the most part, I can say that I endorse the spirit and intent of the document. Yes, investment in the community is important. Yes, we need to support business expansion and development. Yes, we need to look carefully at how to attract the next generation of workers and citizens.”

COUNCIL CANDIDATES

WARD 4

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Jessica Bertrand

“I would be happy to endorse this, it is great and in line with my views.”

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Eric Lachance

“I generally agree with the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce election platform for the 2018 municipal election. Supporting growth through economic development is very important.”

WARD 5

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Michel Lalonde

“I have taken the opportunity to study the election platform, and do find myself agreeing with what has been underlined.”

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Mike Jakubo

“I believe it to be a very balanced set of ideas which promote a healthy amount of dialogue and action to not only benefit the business community, but also the City as a whole.”

WARD 9

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Deb McIntosh

“Economic growth is key to our city’s success. We need to attract new money and skilled talent to our city while also supporting our existing businesses in their desire to grow”

WARD 11

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Terry Kett

“I’ve read the platform and support it.”

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John Lindsay

“Yes, I will participate.”

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Derek Young

“You have my 100% support on the priorities outlined in your Chamber of Commerce platform.”