Nancy McCurrach

Independent new candidate running for Port Coquitlam City Council


Do you support raising {your municipality’s} community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to meet or beat the new province-wide standard of 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80% by 2050 (percentages refer to a reduction below 2007 levels)? [Note that some cities already match the 80% target but lack interim targets, which are crucial to meeting these goals!]



Will you submit a formal request to council to adopt these targets within one year of being elected?



Are you in favour of transparent, annual measuring and reporting of [your municipality’s] community-wide emissions?



Will you submit a formal request to council to ensure transparent, annual measuring and reporting of community-wide emissions, within one year of being elected?



Will you commit to taking a leadership role in ensuring that city council and staff work with community members, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to achieve these community-wide targets in a meaningful way and within the specified time frame?



Describe three steps you will take during your first year in office to uphold this commitment.

1.Encourage discussion on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets

2. Ask the City Staff to host town halls illustrating as many visual messages to engage the public.

3. Encourage more people to take public transit and purchase electric vehicles


Force of Nature’s framework emphasizes “five key concepts” of urban climate solutions. What ideas or initiatives would you bring forth to promote, encourage or enforce the reduction of community-wide GHG emissions in each of the following categories: compact communities, multi-modal transportation, renewable energy, green jobs, and circular economy.

compact communities - A compact urban area reduces driving and encourages the development of more energy efficient buildings to further reduce per capita emissions of both greenhouse gases and smog-forming pollutants. I would encourage more public transit.

multi-modal transportation - I will encourage more people use bike lines and encourage people to walk when they can.

renewable energy - Look for ways to investing in solar, wind and hydro power for their local communities

green jobs = tree planting( perhaps on vacant lots that are not being used - raised plots) - encouraging people to work from home if their employer has this program.

circular economy - Continue to raise the bar on recycling - I have already brought forth a presentation for banning plastic straws and styrofoam containers -


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