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Lloyd Ferguson, Candidate for Ward 12 in Hamilton Municipal Election 2014

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NameFerguson, Lloyd
ElectionHamilton Municipal Election 2014
AreaWard 12
PartyN/A
Votes0
Email ldf@lferguson.com
Website http://www.lferguson.com
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Business905-975-0575
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BioLloyd D. Ferguson retired as general manager of Dufferin Construction Company, a division of St. Lawrence Cement Inc. in March 2006 after 32 years of service, 12 as general manager. He was responsible for the complete operation of the company, reporting to the company owner, St. Lawrence cement inc. Dufferin Construction is a heavy civil engineering contractor specializing in highway and bridge construction, airports, municipal infrastructure and commercial and industrial site works. Dufferin employs 850 people with annual sales over $350 million Canadian.

He is currently a Canadian director of Strabag Inc., an Austrian Company, that completed the $900 million dollar Niagara Tunnel Project where Strabag is the prime contractor.

Lloyd has been involved in over 1000 construction projects including redevelopment of Pearson airport, Q.E.W. widening from Stoney Creek to St. Catharines, Welland canal rehabilitation, numerous projects on Hwy. 401, a number of larger multi span bridges, commercial and industrial projects, Hwy. 407 – the first all electronic toll free highway, airports in western Canada, and the York/Peel feeder main. A number of these projects were completed using the design/build delivery model.

Graduating from the Mohawk College Industrial Management Technology program and the McMaster CIM program has helped Lloyd shape a solid career in construction management. Mr. Ferguson also completed the senior management program at McGill University in 1992.

He has delivered speeches across North America on various construction topics.

Lloyd also currently is or has served as a director on numerous outside corporations including TCG Asphalt and Construction Ltd., Cayuga Materials & Construction Ltd, Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund (USA), Total Roadway Engineering Corporation, Canadian Highways Management Corporation, Atlantic Highways Management Corporation Limited, and Strabag inc.

Mr. Ferguson is an active community and industry volunteer. His realm of experience spans from municipal council to regional conservation to hospitals. During the 1970’s he was a director of the Ancaster agricultural society. From 1981 to 1984 he served as an elected trustee on the Wentworth County Board of Education. From 1985 to 1991 he served as a member of the board of the Hamilton region conservation authority. Mr. Ferguson was an elected councillor for the town of Ancaster, a post he held for a total of ten years until November of 1994 when he decided not to seek re-election. In each of these instances, he has served on key committees and municipal boards, such as Fieldcote museum, Ancaster senior achievement centre and the library board. From 2000 to 2004 he served on the board of directors of the Hamilton Utilities Corporation. Lloyd was elected in 2006 to represent Ancaster on Hamilton City Council and is currently in his second term. From 2004 to 2012, Lloyd served on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Heath Sciences Corporation.

Mr. Ferguson was and is an active member of various construction associations. He is past president (1993) and director of the Hamilton Halton construction association. He is past president (1995) and director of the Ontario sewer & watermain contractors’ association. He is past president of the Ontario Road Builders’ association (2000). He is currently a director and on the executive committee of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and past chairman of the CCA road builders & heavy construction council. In 2003 he was the recipient of the CCA award of excellence in the road-building & heavy construction sector, the third person to ever receive this award.

He has been a resident of Ancaster for 63 years. Mr. Ferguson has been married to his wife, Martha, for 40 years and has three grown daughters, Jennifer, Leigh and Erin.

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Responses to Questions (top)

QuestionBrief ResponseFull Response
Do you support the city's plan to build an east-west light rail transit (LRT) line with full capital funding from the Province? Yes If we are assured 100% capital funding I support going to the next step. There are a ton of other issues.
Do you support converting more of Hamilton's one-way thoroughfares into complete, two-way streets that support walking, cycling and transit? No I do not support converting major arterial roads like King and Main to two-way.
The City's Cycling Master Plan is up for review. Do you support improving the plan to speed the installation of cycling facilities and provide more high-quality protected infrastructure like the new Cannon Street cycle track? Maybe Depends on where they are proposed.
The Province plans to allow municipalities to use ranked ballots in future elections. If so, will you vote to adopt ranked ballots in Hamilton? Maybe No comment
Do you support an expanded role for Hamilton to provide more affordable housing? If so, what should Hamilton do? Maybe
Do you support implementing a Vision Zero for Hamilton, with a goal of eliminating all pedestrian and cyclist deaths on our streets? If so, what specific actions would you take to implement this policy, and if not, why? Maybe
Do you believe City Hall should be more accessible to Hamilton residents? If so, what steps would you take to achieve this? Maybe
The Province has shelved a proposal to build a mid-peninsula highway from Niagara Falls or Fort Erie around Hamilton to connect with Hwy 401 or 407 north of Burlington. Do you agree with the Province's decision to put its development on hold? Maybe
Do you support the use of participatory budgeting to allow ward residents to propose and vote on local capital projects? Maybe We do not have a area rating capital account in Ancaster.
Do you believe Hamilton should do more to protect and enhance its built heritage? Maybe Depends on the particular building. My lead on preserving the Hermitage is an example where I do support the preservation.