2020 Nova Scotia Municipal Election | Ecology Action Centre

2020 Nova Scotia Municipal Election

 

This October, Halifax Regional Municipality, along with all Nova Scotian municipalities, are holding municipal elections. The results of this 2020 election will set the tone of Nova Scotia's locally-based environmental action for the next four years.

In Halifax, the unanimous adoption of the Halifax Green Network Plan and climate change action plan, as well as the unprecedented community support for climate, nature, and sustainability – seen through the climate marches, support for Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park, and the success of the Shaw Wilderness Park amongst many other events – have shown that now is the time to be ambitious and committed in building our community around sustainability.

This election season, we need to make climate and environmental justice top election issues. To help our community engage candidates we've put together toolkits (one for HRM and one for Nova Scotia) for voters. 

With your help, we can choose leaders that will steer Nova Scotia toward a just and sustainable future!

 

HRM Election Toolkit

The 2020 HRM Election Toolkit features significant environmental issues, sample emails and questions, and key information for voters in the Halifax region.

 

Nova Scotia Election Toolkit (Outside of HRM)

For members living in other Nova Scotian municipalities, we have developed a 2020 Nova Scotia Election Toolkit with a list of key environmental questions. These should provide a starting point to help you raise awareness for environmental issues in your community, and assist your future elected representatives to take environmental action.

 

HRM Candidate Survey & Responses

We created and sent a survey to all of the candidates running in the HRM election. This survey provides an opportunity for candidates to pledge their support for some of the major environmental and social issues affecting our region. View candidate survey responses by district below.

Read the list of questions (without responses) here. Late responses can be emailed to info@ecologyaction.ca.

District 1 - Waverley - Fall River - Musquodoboit Valley

 

Candidates Stephen Kamperman and Steve Streatch did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses from Cathy Deagle Gammon and Arthur Wamback.

 

District 2 - Preston–Chezzetcook–Eastern Shore

 

Candidate Nicole Johnson did not respond to the EAC candidate survey.

Click here to view responses from David Boyd, David Hendsbee and Tim Milligan

 

District 3 - Dartmouth South - Eastern Passage

 

Candidates Vishal Bhardwaj, Lloyd Jackson, Becky Kent and George Mbamalu did not respond to the EAC candidate survey.

Click here to view response from Clinton Desveaux.

 

District 4 - Cole Harbour - Westphal

 

Candidates Marisa DeMarco, Kevin Foran, Jerome Lagmay, Jamie MacNeil, Tania Meloni, Chris Mont, Trish Purdy, John Stewart and Caroline Williston did not respond to the EAC candidate survey.

Click here to view responses from Ryan Burris, Darryl Johnson and Jessica Quillan.

 

District 5 - Dartmouth Centre

 

Candidate Mitch McIntyre did not respond to the EAC candidate survey.

Click here to view response from Sam Austin.

 

District 6 - Harbourview - Burnside - Dartmouth East

 

Candidates Douglas Day, Tony Mancini and Ibrahim Manna did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. There were no responses from District 6 candidates.

 

District 7 - Halifax South Downtown

 

Candidate Richard Arundel-Evans did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses Waye Mason, Jen Powley, and Craig Roy.

 

District 8 - Halifax Peninsula North

 

All Candidates for District 8 Councillor responded to the EAC candidate survey.

Click here to view responses from Virginia Hinch, Dylan Kennedy and Lindell Smith.

 

District 9 - Halifax West Armdale

 

Candidates Bill Car and Stephen Foster did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses from Shaun Clark, Shawn Cleary and Gerry Lonergan.

 

District 10 - Halifax - Bedford Basin West

 

Candidates Andrew Curran, Debbie MacKinnon, Mohammad Ehsan, Renee Field, and Sherry Hassanali did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses from Christopher Hurry, Kathryn Morse and Kyle Morton.

 

District 11 - Spryfield - Sambro Loop - Prospect Road

 

Candidates Matthew Conrad, Bruce Cooke, Patty Cuttell and Jim Hoskins did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses from Stephen Chafe, Kristen Hollery, Ambroise Matwawana, Lisa Mullin, Hannah Munday, Dawn Edith Penney and Pete Rose.

 

District 12 - Beechville - Clayton Park - Wedgewood

 

Candidates Eric Jury and Richard Zurawski did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses from John Bignell and Iona Stoddard.

 

District 13 - Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets

 

Candidates Tom Arnold, Robert Holden, Nick Horne, Darrell Jessome and Harry Ward did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses from Derek Bellemore, Tim Elms, Pam Lovelace and Iain Taylor.

 

District 14 - Middle/Upper Sackville - Beaver Bank - Lucasville

 

Candidate Greg Frampton did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses from Lisa Blackburn.

 

District 15 - Lower Sackville

 

Candidates Mary Lou Leroy, Paul Russell and David Schofield did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses from Anthony Andrew Mrkonjic and Jay Aaron Roy.

 

District 16 - Bedford - Wentworth

 

Candidate Tim Outhit did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. There were no responses from District 16 candidates.

 

Mayor

 

Candidate Matt Whitman did not respond to the EAC candidate survey. 

Click here to view responses from Mike Savage and Max Taylor.

 

 

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