Community Survey

Listening to You. Prioritizing Guelph.

Thank you for sharing your priorities for Canada in the 44th Parliament.

I am honoured to serve as Guelph's Member of Parliament, and I regularly re-evaluate my priorities based on what I hear in our community. This year, I am trying to hear from as many people as possible.

During the recent election this past fall, I heard from community members about the importance of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050; addressing housing affordability and homelessness; ensuring families have access to high quality, affordable child care; supporting seniors while improving long-term care; and ensuring Canada's economy recovers and continues to grow.

In addition to addressing these priorities, the federal government is also addressing national and global issues, including the climate crisis, truth and reconciliation, and anti-racism. All of these were topics that were highlighted in the government's fall 2021 Speech from the Throne.

Results

Thank you to the hundreds of constituents who took the time to complete the survey in past emails and my last Guelph mailer to households. Your survey responses have greatly informed my priorities and will help to ensure that my work as a parliamentarian is guided by the people of Guelph. For the sake of transparency, I am pleased to share the aggregated results of the survey. Unfortunately, the survey is no longer open but all constituents can, as always, continue to write to me via Lloyd.Longfield@parl.gc.ca.

Respondents were asked which of the priorities below is most important to them. Over one-third of all respondents indicated that climate change was their top concern.

Top Concerns

Among respondents to indicate their top concern was not included, common concerns included pharmacare, the cost of living, public health restrictions, COVID-19 precautions, fiscal health, and "all of the above" were (in no particular order) some of the most frequent top concerns expressed.

Additional findings were as follows:

  • Respondents were asked what components of Canada's climate plan were important to them, of which 69% agreed that boosting clean energy across Canada was most important.
  • Respondents were asked what components of Canada's climate plan were important to them, of which 65% agreed that boosting support for clean and renewable power was the most popular among measures being introduced.
  • Respondents were asked what components of Canada's plan to finish the fight against COVID, 65% agreed that ending blind bidding across Canada was important.
  • Respondents were asked what components of Canada's plan to improve mental and physical healthcare were important to them, of which 70% agreed that long-term care standards and supporting the hiring of additional doctors and nurses are important.
  • Respondents were asked what components of Canada's plan to support seniors were important to them, of which 81% agreed that long-term care standards and supporting the hiring of additional doctors and nurses are important.
  • Respondents were asked what components of Canada's plan to improve economic resiliency were important to them, of which 85% agreed that fair taxation for large corporations was an important priority.
  • Respondents were asked what components of Canada's approach to truth and reconciliation were most favoured, of which 88% agreed that eliminating boil water advisories on reserves is a priority.
  • Respondents were asked what components of Canada's plan to help young Canadians were most important to them, of which 75% agreed that jobs and creating job opportunities are important.
  • Respondents were asked what components of Canada's plan to fight racism and systemic discrimination were most important, of which 79% agreed that eliminating boil water advisories on reserves are important.