For Ward 12 Rideau-Vanier
Welcome to my website! I have spent my entire career promoting and protecting our democratic institutions and I look forward to applying this experience should I be elected as your City Councillor. I love Rideau Vanier and have lived here for almost 20 years. Our Ward includes so many gems: Canada’s largest bilingual university, Ottawa’s busiest mall, the Byward Market, the history and heritage of Lowertown and Sandy Hill as well as the francophonie and vitality of Vanier. My team and I look forward to chatting with you while on the campaign trail! Let’s make Rideau-Vanier the best Ward together! #TeamSteph #EquipeSteph.
Vision, Priorities, & Values
I believe in the 15 minute Neighbourhood. Imagine walking out your door and having access to all you need within a 15 minute walk – family doctor, groceries, public transit, schools, daycare, pharmacy, parks, community centres – all the necessities. After many months of consulting with residents of the Ward, I’ve heard your priorities and concerns. As I go door to door during this campaign, ideas and suggestions will be added. Have an idea you think is great? Reach out!
If elected my top five priorities will be:
Creation of a Physician Recruitment Committee: I am completely heartbroken hearing about our emergency wards closing, our ongoing issues in LTC and the offload times for paramedics. Many municipalities have put efforts into recruiting family physicians and those efforts have paid off. I want the City to consult with physicians to see how we can make Ottawa an attractive place for family physicians to work and stay.
Housing options for all: Rideau-Vanier is special because we have a diversity of residents but it has become unaffordable. We need to ensure the longevity and vitality of our public housing options and ensure that those who want to live here can afford to do so.
Safer neighborhoods: Residents have told me over and over that they want safe streets, access to public toilets, water fountains, more public art and less garbage. Our most historic neighborhood deserves nothing less.
Climate crisis: There is no plan B for our planet. We need reliable and affordable public transit, active transportation options and greenspaces. We need to protect our tree canopy ensure our parks, bikes lanes and sidewalks are inviting and accessible places for everyone.
Byward Market Public Realm Plan: I support promoting and protecting Ottawa’s history and small businesses to ensure our biggest tourist designation has dynamic restaurants, thriving markets, unique retail, and of course street theatre!
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September 9, 2022
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Now - October 24, 2022
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October 24, 2022
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