Sylvia Gung

Independent new candidate for Mayor of Burnaby


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.

I picked Yes to every question because they all sounded right. However, since a healthy body follows a healthy mind, I'd better look into the welfare of our human mind above all. I am to innovate the side of our polluted mind first so that it will stop polluting and harming the environment continuously, overriding all the efforts to reduce what we consider as the bad stuff. This makes bringing about appropriate changes to public education the first step. And free a tool that gives the incumbent a term-headstart, to help transparent and open to all future candidate could be another step and these two working together, will star clearing corruption, hypocrisy, and ignorance; thus, healing for every problem can initiate. Nonetheless, while implementing these measures, what I, as an independent mayor, what I must do is learning about this new environment that is called city hall. If I get elected, I see that I am to work day and night, at the least 16 hours a day, which I have been doing already!


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.

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