—– Municipal Candidate Survey —– Pat Mitchell

Georgian Bay Township — Councillor — Ward 3, Withdrawn

I want to advise all interested parties that I have decided to stop campaigning for the Ward 3 council seat in the Township of Georgian Bay, effective today, September 14, 2022.

I am taking this action as I feel it would be in the best interests of the Ward 3 community.   While I have a huge desire to add value to the community that I live in and truly love, I feel this is the right course of action.    I will continue to use my energy and enthusiasm for this community in other productive ways and in the process learn more about the complex issues.   I have a huge desire to make a difference in the community that I live in.  I will never stop doing that.

I spoke with Karen Way, at the clerk’s office, who advised me that my name can not be removed from the election ballot.  However, I will remove my signs and not attend any election events.

Carpe Diem

Pat(Patricia) Mitchell

1.     What actions have you personally taken to support a greener, more sustainable climate?

  • I annually plant trees on my property
  • I am also trying to eliminate my usage of all plastics(i.e. plastic wrap, plastic bottles, plastic bags, etc) by using recyclable containers, paper bags, and filtered water
  • I have also fully insulated my house with new windows and spray foam insulation, and have participated in the Federal Green Energy program with a house inspection.  
  • I also am reducing my vehicle use as often as possible by reducing my shopping trips and ensuring that all driving trips are efficient as possible.

2.     What opportunities for climate leadership at the municipal level (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs)) would you champion in one or more of these areas: Buildings | Housing | Land use (sprawl) | Transportation | Other

·      Buildings

·      Housing – new sceptic systems should be based on the best affordable technologies

·      Land use (sprawl) – enforcement of municipal bi-laws to ensure land use is consistent with the community and appropriate

·      Transportation – integrate bike paths and walking paths, to reduce the carbon footprint, which also promotes health and wellness by increased physical activity 

·      Other

3. A long-term problem requires a long-term solution. What is your 100-year plan? If elected, what would be your first action?

100 year plan is difficult, as I am not an expert in this field.  As a result consideration of plans as supported by climate/environmental experts.  However, all the small goals of each local community will contribute to the environment everywhere.