Alain Bureau, Candidate for Ward 3 in Hamilton Municipal Election 2018

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NameBureau, Alain
ElectionHamilton Municipal Election 2018
AreaWard 03
Email info@abureau.ca
Website https://www.abureau.ca/
BioRelevant Political Experience: My professional experience in health care management, finances and law round out 30 years of community involvement as well as frequent council delegate

Current Job: Co-owner of a web-based business.

Live in Ward 3: Yes — near Sherman and King.

Top 3 Ward Priorities: Healthy and safe communities, community engagement and participation, economic prosperity and growth.

Top Citywide Issue: Infrastructure

I have been involved in the following community initiatives:

* Beautiful Alleys
* Neighborhood Action Strategy
* Community Planning Teams
* Environment Hamilton, Volunteer Of The Year
* Friendly Streets Hamilton
* Fix The HSR
* Hamilton LRT Advocacy, Chair
* Successful initiative for missing Gage Park LRT Station
* Supercrawl, Beautiful Alleys Exhibit
* Sherman Hub Community Planning Team
* Powell Park Community Garden
* Presentations at Hamilton City Council, List of my delegations
* 2015 and 2017 Trillium Garden Award
* 100 in 1 Day
* Barton Street Festival Organizing
* Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)
* Holiday Wish Hamilton
* Air Quality Walks/Rides
* Cycle Hamilton
* Francofest
* ChangeCamp X (OPIRG McMaster)
* Pumpkin Crawl Organizing
* Evergreen (294 James Street N)

To learn more, check out my Q&A and News.

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Responses to Questions (top)

QuestionBrief ResponseFull Response
Since the 1950s, most new residential and commercial development in Hamilton has been single-use suburban sprawl. Do you believe Hamilton needs to concentrate new development within the already-built area? Why or why not? Yes
Bonus question: If LRT goes ahead, what will you do to ensure Hamilton receives the maximum benefit? Yes
Do you support improved public transit in Hamilton? If so, what changes do you propose? If not, why not? Yes
Global warming is an existential challenge facing humanity. Do you think Hamilton should play a role in addressing climate change? If so, what should the city be doing? If not, why not? Yes
Should Hamilton be trying to attract more young people to live, work and start businesses here, including the 60,000 students studying at Mohawk College, McMaster University and Redeemer University? If so, what should we be doing? If not, why not? Yes
Do you support phasing out area rating for transit? Why or why not? Yes
Do you support the "Vision Zero" goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Hamilton? If so, what specific actions would you take to implement this policy? If not, why not? Yes
Hamilton has been experiencing a slow-motion crisis in housing affordability. Do you support an expanded role for the City to provide more affordable housing? If so, what should Hamilton do? If not, why not? Yes
Council has voted dozens of times since 2008 to advance Hamilton's light rail transit (LRT) project, including voting to submit the plan with a full funding request to the Province in 2013, and voting to accept full funding and implementation from the Province in 2015. Do you support completing the LRT plan? Why or why not? Yes
Hamilton has a legacy of multi-lane, one-way arterial streets dating back to the 1950s. Do you support accelerating the conversion of these streets to two-way? Why or why not? Yes
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act mandates that cities must be completely accessible by 2025. What changes would you make to ensure Hamilton complies with this mandate? Yes