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William McAdams

Saturday, September 2, 2006

1) What is your opinion of the job that council’s done over the past three years?

Indifferent. Often times it hasn’t considered the constituents’ views and the decision making often reflects “cliques”.

2) Why did you decide to run?

Neighbours asked me to run. I’ve had 12 previous years experience as a Ward 5 councilor plus 20 years of municipal staff experience. I’m retired, so available to be a full time councilor and I’m dedicated as I appreciate working with constituents.

3) The Guelph Civic League has highlighted four issues for the consideration of voting students. Please comment on the following:

a) What is your position on the proposed pipeline from Lake Erie to Guelph?

It’s not needed; it’s bad provincial policy for the Great Lakes to supply internal municipalities.

b) How will you address issues of development in the city and what is your plan for the continued growth of Guelph?

We need a review of the city’s official policies as well as a review of provincial proposals.

c) If you are elected to council do you intend to lend your support to the continuation of the student bus pass?

Yes, and no increase in price.

d) The GCL is concerned about the size and number of bike lanes on Guelph roads, will you push for greater bike access?

Yes.

4) Is there another issue(s) that you think voters should be aware of when considering their choices at the ballet box?

We need a comprehensive review of the waste management system, improved sewage treatment resulting in improved discharge to the river and a comprehensive review of the water supply system.

5) What’s you final message to U of G students?

Enjoy the city of Guelph!

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