Lloyd Ferguson, Candidate for Ward 12 in Hamilton Municipal Election 2010

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NameFerguson, Lloyd
ElectionHamilton Municipal Election 2010
AreaWard 12
Email ldf@lferguson.com
Website http://www.lferguson.com
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 working under contract as the Canadian director of Strabag Inc. at the Ontario Power Generation $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.

In the past ten years, he has made over 15 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. He currently sits on the board of directors of Hamilton Heath Sciences that manages four hospitals in Hamilton.

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 56 years.

Mr. Ferguson has been married to his wife, Martha, for 35 years and has three grown daughters, Jennifer, Leigh and Erin.

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QuestionBrief ResponseFull Response
Some cities have committed recently to publishing their public data in an open format that citizens can directly access. Should Hamilton pledge to become an "open source city"? Why or why not? Yes I believe we are already an "open source city". All Staff reports, agendas and minutes are on the city web site.
Do you support Hamilton's LRT proposal? If so, what will you do to ensure Hamilton's success in building LRT? If not, why do you oppose it? Yes We need full capital funding from the Province as part of the big move funding allocation.
Is Hamilton doing enough to support and encourage new investment in our older neighbourhoods? If not, what should the City be doing? Yes I believe we doing enough, based on the number of building permits which have been appoved in those areas. Also ERASE provides exception from development charges and a 10-year tax break for those neighbourhoods.
Hamilton's Cycling Master Plan has Council approval. However, the implementation timeline is very long and ward councillors can block individual bike lane projects. Do you support accelerating the completion of a continuous bicycle network and other initiatives like a bike sharing program and better access up and down the Escarpment? Why or why not? Yes I support the bike lanes and would support accelerating this project if there is adequate unallocated funds in the capital budget.