Festival Industry Candidate Questionnaire: Overview

On Monday, October 22, Ottawa goes to the polls to vote in a new council. OFN asked all Certified Candidates* who provided their email contact information to answer five key questions of importance to the festival, special event and fair industry.

To help you make an informed decision, we provided candidates an opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions about the festivals, special events and fairs that take place in every ward of the city, and where they stand in terms of  support as a council priority. This also served as an opportunity to educate potential new councilors about the industry and its tremendous impact on the economic well-being and quality of life of the city’s residents and businesses.

3 ways to view the responses:

  1. Below is a quick summary of yes/no responses by candidates who answered the questionnaire.
  2. An aggregate summary of responses appears in the graphics at the bottom of this page.
  3. A spreadsheet with the detailed responses can be downloaded (Excel spreadsheet file).

4 Quick Questions: Overview

  1. Have you been involved with or supported a festival, special event or fair?
  2. To remain competitive with other cities, do you agree that as our nation’s capital city, Ottawa should have municipal festival funding that is at least equal to per capita averages among major Canadian cities?
  3. Do you believe that festivals, special events and fairs are fundamental to building a vibrant, inspired and prosperous capital?
  4. Would you support an increased investment in the festival industry in the next term of council to facilitate greater impact on our city’s economic and social prosperity?

Mayor

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Ahmed Bouragba Yes Yes Yes Yes
Joey Drouin Yes Yes Yes Yes
Moises Schachtler Yes Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Hamid Alakozai, Bernard Couchman, Clive Doucet, Ryan Lythall, Craig MacAulay, Bruce McConville, Michael Pastien, James T. Sheahan and Jim Watson

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Ward 1 — Orléans

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Mireille Brownhill Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guy Desroches Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jarrod Goldsmith Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miranda Gray Yes Yes Yes No
Matthew Luloff Yes Yes Yes Yes
Qamar Masood Yes Yes Yes Yes
Don Yetman Yes Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Rick Bédard, Toby Bossert, Diego Elizondo, Dina Epale,  Doug Feltmate, Geoffrey Nicholas Griplas, Catherine Kitts, Shannon Kramer, Louise Soyez and Kevin Tetreault

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Ward 2 – Innes

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Laura Dudas, Donna Leith-Gudbranson, Tammy Lynch and François Trépanier

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Ward 3 – Barrhaven

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Franklin Epape, Jan Harder, Ahmad Malgarai, Atiq Qureshi and Hadi Wess

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Ward 4 — Kanata North

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Philip Bloedow No Yes Yes Yes
David Gourlay Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lorne Neufeldt Yes Yes Yes
Jenna Sudds Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Matt Muirhead

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Ward 5 – West Carleton-March

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Eli El-Chantiry, James Parsons and Judi Varga-Toth

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Ward 6 – Stittsville

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Glen Gower and Shad Qadri

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Ward 7 – Bay

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Erica Dath, Don Dransfield, Theresa Kavanagh, Marc Lugert and Trevor Robinson

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Ward 8 — College

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Emilie Coyle No Yes Yes Yes
Ryan Kennery Yes Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Rick Chiarelli

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Ward 9 — Knoxdale-Merivale

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Peter Anthony Weber No Yes Yes Yes
Keith Egli Yes Yes Yes Yes
Luigi Mangone Yes Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Warren Arshinoff and James Dean

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Ward 10 – Gloucester-Southgate

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Diane Deans, Alek Golijanin, Perry Sabourin, Sam Soucy and Robert Swaita

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Ward 11 – Beacon Hill-Cyrville

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Michael Schurter and Tim Tierney

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Ward 12 — Rideau-Vanier

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Thierry Harris Yes Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Salar Changiz, Mathieu Fleury and Matt Lowe

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Ward 13 — Rideau-Rockcliffe

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Tobi Nussbaum No Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Peter Heyck

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Ward 14 – Somerset

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Arthur David, Jerry Kovacs, Catherine McKenney and Merdod Zopyrus

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Ward 15 – Kitchissippi

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Jeff Leiper and Daniel Stringer

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Ward 16 — River

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Riley Brockington Yes No Yes Yes
Hassib Reda Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Fabien Kalala Cimankinda and Kerri Keith

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Ward 17 — Capital

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Jide Afolabi No Yes Yes Yes
Anthony Carricato Yes Yes Yes Yes
David Chernushenko Yes Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Christine McAllister and Shawn Menard

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Ward 18 – Alta Vista

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Jean Cloutier, Clinton Cowan, Kevin Kit, Raylene Lang-Dion, Mike McHarg and John Redins

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Ward 19 — Cumberland

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Cameron Jette No Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Stephen Blais and Jensen Boire

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Ward 20 — Osgoode

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Kim Sheldrick Yes Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Auguste Banfalvi, George Darouze, Mark Scharfe and Jay Tysick

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Ward 21 – Rideau-Goulbourn

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: David Brown and Scott Moffatt

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Ward 22 — Gloucester-South Nepean

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Harpreet Singh Yes Yes Yes Yes
OFN did not receive a response from: Zaff Ansari, Carol Anne Meehan, Irene Mei and Michael Qaqish

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Ward 23 – Kanata South

Name Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
OFN did not receive a response from: Steve Anderson, Mike Brown, Allan Hubley and Doug Large

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4 Quick Questions: Aggregate Summary 

* If you are a Certified Candidate for the 2018 City of Ottawa Elections and did not receive the email about the questionnaire, please contact [email protected]