Lyse-Pascale has a vision for a ward that is stronger, more inclusive, and more vibrant.
Economic recovery and development
– Continue working with the federal and provincial governments for financial assistance, because without it, critical services and projects will have to be cut.
– Create a business improvement area (BIA) in Cumberland and a sister organization for businesses in rural areas.
– Work with local businesses and the business improvement areas (BIAs) to ensure our local small businesses have the necessary resources to return to pre Covid-19 levels of operation while maintaining a safe environment for employees and customers.
– Work with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, the Canadian Organic Farmers and all levels of government to support our farmers with programs and services needed for their growth. There is also a need to improve the process of granting building permits to farmers who find themselves having difficulty moving their projects forward because of a procedure that does not take into account their reality.
– Advocate for a high speed internet service in our rural areas, especially now that internet is essential for work, studying and everything else.
Investing in transit
– Ensure that the issues with LRT Phase 1 are fixed and remedied appropriately so we can have the LRT we were promised.
– Ending the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) contract to ensure LRT Phase 2 is more reliable and efficient than Phase 1.
– Independent and regular oversight of LRT phase 2.
– Advocating for enhanced bus service in the ward, including higher frequency as well as better rural access, to ensure OC Transpo bus services are equitable, accessible, and safe for residents.
Amalgamation of Hydro One into Hydro Ottawa
– Present a motion for a second round of negotiations with the province for the amalgamation of Hydro One into Hydro Ottawa.
– Install traffic calming measures on most needed residential streets.
– Advocate for high quality cycling infrastucture design.
– Monitor and repair potholes in the rural and suburban areas.
– Ensure clearing of snow on roads as well as sidewalks for the safety of our seniors and people with mobility issues.
– Prioritize inclusionary zoning regulations, which would require major housing developments to have at least 20% affordable housing.
– Have tours with developers and brokers in the community to build partnerships, and hold real estate information sessions.
Recreation programs and parks
– Ensure that there are more programs and services dedicated to seniors at the François-Dupuis recreation centre.
– Follow up on the “dome” sports facility at Millenium Park.
– Develop parks in new developments.
COVID-19 testing centre
– Work with the city and Public Health Ottawa to assist Montfort Hospital as they’re actively looking to open a COVID-19 testing centre in Orléans.
– City could provide more funding opportunities for local francophone organizations.
– City Hall meetings are held 80%-90% in English and should therefore be translated to the Francophone public to include them in the discussion. Extra headphones for the public in attendance should be made available for those who require one: Anglophone and Francophone.
Climate Change/Green initiatives
– Ban all plastic bags by 2022.
– Support and work with the RCAT Orléans Rotary Climate Action Team’s community project: develop an “Orléans Forest” in a central location.
– Encourage businesses to recycle by working both with businesses and the province to make it easier to recycle, and reduce the amount of trash in our landfills.
– Promote recycling and composting more. Nearly 75% of all waste in the city could be either recycled or composted with the green bin program.
– Hold public consultations and information sessions to inform the public on the initiatives the City is taking to reduce emissions.
– A functioning and world class LRT is a necessity for a greener city.
Equity and Inclusion in all forms
– Support our seniors in long term care residences by making sure those who care for them are supported with a 40h/week full time job in one residence rather than part-time jobs in multiple residences. This is important for our nursing and personal support workers because it gives them job security and a healthy mental health. Our seniors will therefore be better taken care of by motivated and less overrun staff.
– Encourage efforts to hire more members of the Indigenous, people of African descent and other visible minority in management and all positions, including maintenance, at the Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) and The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa because the lack of a representative housing provider has resulted in increased victimization and vulnerability of Indigenous, Black and other visible minority in Ottawa.