2022 Waterloo Region-wide
Municipal & Regional Elections

  • We emailed our survey to all of the municipal and regional councillors at least twice to ensure they have an opportunity to answer it

  • We spoke with over 3 dozen candidates on the phone for those who wanted to more information.

In May-June 2021 all 8 municipal councils in Waterloo Region endorsed the TransformWR long-term strategy and short-term plan for community climate change mitigation.

We Asked

All municipal and regional candidates three questions in relation to the commitment made by previous municipalities/region.

DO YOU

Promise to do everything in your power to implement the TransformWR long-term strategy and short-term plan for community climate change mitigation?

DO YOU

Support the Region of Waterloo and its 7 area municipalities' endorsement of the TransformWR Climate Action Strategy & the interim GHG reduction target of 50% by 2030

WHAT ARE

Some of the first actions you would take if elected, to ensure your municipality/region is able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (as measured in 2010) by 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050?

CANDIDATES WHO SAID YES

Regional Council Candidates

REGIONAL CHAIR CANDIDATES 

  • Karen Redman

REGIONAL KITCHENER CANDIDATES

REGIONAL CAMBRIDGE CANDIDATES

  • Tyler Calver

  • Doug Craig

  • Bobbie Stewart

REGIONAL WATERLOO CANDIDATES

Cambridge Council Candidates

  • Amanda Maxwell, Ward 5

  • Sheri Roberts, Ward 5

  • Scott Hamilton, Ward 7

Kitchener Council Candidates

KITCHENER MAYORAL CANDIDATES

  • Manikantan Nair

  • Berry Vrbanovic

KITCHENER COUNCIL CANDIDATES

KITCHENER COUNCIL CANDIDATES

North Dumfries Council Candidates

No candidates responded to our survey or requested a phone call for additional information

Waterloo Council Candidates

WATERLOO MAYORAL CANDIDATES

WATERLOO COUNCIL CANDIDATES

  • Sandra Hanmer, Ward 1

  • Royce Bodaly, Ward 2

WATERLOO COUNCIL CANDIDATES

  • Diane Freeman, Ward 2

  • Jen Vasic, Ward 5

  • Joe Brenner, Ward 5

  • Mary Lou Roe, Ward 6

  • Matthew Schwarze, Ward 6

  • Bruce Polen, Ward 7

  • Julie Wright, Ward 7

Wellesley Council Candidates

  • Mary Lichty, Ward 3

Wilmot Council Candidates

WILMOT MAYORAL CANDIDATES

  • Jenn Pfenning

WILMOT COUNCIL CANDIDATES

  • Angie Hallman, Ward 1

  • Cheryl Gordijk, Ward 2

  • Steph Goertz, Ward 4 

  • John Jordan, Ward 4

  • Steven Martin, Ward 4

Woolwich Council Candidates

WOOLWICH MAYORAL CANDIDATES

  • Sandy Shantz

  • Patrick Merlihan  

WOOLWICH COUNCIL CANDIDATES

  • Cheryle Baker, Ward 1

  • Evan Burgess, Ward 1

  • Nathan Cadeau, Ward 1

  • Dan Holt, Ward 1

  • Kayla Grant, Ward 3

Videos of Candidates

50by30WR invited candidates who affirmed their support to create a short video on their plan to advocate and legislate for a climate action plan which serves your community.  

The questions we asked them to address in their video are  

 

  1. What are some of the first actions you would take if you were elected to ensure your Municipality and/or Region is able to reduce our GHG emissions by 50% by 2030?

  2. What does local climate (social) justice mean to you in your municipality?

More videos coming shortly.

** We invited many candidates to submit videos. If you do not see a video from your area candidate please first see if they affirmed their commitment and then reach out to them to express your interest in seeing a video from them.

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