INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE
Clarington is home to 3 of the top 100 largest projects in Canada. Corinna supported expanding the Port Darlington Water Control Plant and introduced the motion to rehabilitate the Quarry Bridge to allow for larger trucks to enter and exit the industrial park.
Corinna moved the $1.3 million Lake Rd. extension which opened up 100 acres of serviced industrial land.
Keeping tax rates competitive and attracting big employers like Toyota and Canopy Growth will take the burden off the residential tax payer. Corinna will extend services to employment lands so businesses can expand and re-locate to provide jobs, she will support Project Labour Agreements to hire local workers for local projects, and she will continue to lobby for a new 401 Lambs Rd. interchange
As Chair of the Clerks Department, Corinna introduced a program to register license plates electronically for parking. She also oversaw changes to make voting more accessible and to save staff time by permitting mail-in ballots and automated vote counting equipment.
Corinna will introduce internet and telephone voting to help those with mobility problems vote, to save money, and to help make your voice heard.
She will also work with Veridian and Durham Region to bring “dark fibre” for affordable high speed internet for rural residents.
PRESERVING CAMP 30
As the daughter of historians and a Classics graduate herself, Corinna is the only candidate for Ward 3 who has a record of commitment to preserving the World War Two P.O.W. site, which was designated a National Historic Site in 2013. As a member of the Camp 30 Task Force, Corinna helped to establish the Jury Lands Foundation. Securing the site for future generations to enjoy was a campaign promise of Corinna’s in 2014 and she will continue to support all efforts to acquire the site and secure long-term funding for its preservation.
MAKING OLDER ADULTS A PRIORITY
Corinna’s senior parents live in Ward 3, and her mother, Terry Traill, served as a Board Member on the Bowmanville Older Adults. Corinna has made seniors and Wilmot Creek residents a priority as Local Councillor- she even moved a motion in spring, 2014 declaring June “Seniors Month”. As a staunch proponent of the successes of the COAA, Corinna did not support the change the BOAA and she remains commited to restoring its autonomy.
Support for Seniors Across Clarington
Health and Safety
Corinna’s was the deciding vote to staff the Newcastle Fire Station full-time and she fully supports the $200 million Bowmanville Hospital Expansion.
More Affordable Senior Housing
Recognizing the need for more affordable senior housing, she introduced a motion to amend the Development Charges By-Law to provide an exemption from payment for affordable housing projects. She also moved on October 24, 2016 that Secondary Plans be initiated and front-ended by developers to speed up the process and to help build more senior and affordable housing, and also to save staff time and resources
and taxpayer money.
Corinna is committed to curbing sprawl by making sure development and environmental protection go hand-in-hand and our “small town feel” is preserved. This is why she supported the transfer of 34 acres in the Soper Creek Valley to the Municipality at no cost to be opened up for recreation, including a new soccer field and 3km of trails. Next to the green space, there will be a shelter, play area, splash pad, parking lot and basketball court. Corinna’s record on building strong communities is long. She also enhanced Ward 3 by:
Outdoor Ice Rinks: introducing the motion permitting residents to build outdoor ice rinks on municipal property;
More Doctors: adding 26,295 sq. feet to the Bowmanville Professional Building to accommodate up to 20 more doctors; and
Affordable and Senior Housing: helping to create the Clarington Seniors and Affordable Housing Task Force, of which she is an active member.
If re-elected, Corinna will promote more affordable housing for residents of all ages including medium and high-density close to business and transit and she will support building a new twin ice and pool at Clarington Fields and a new off-leash dog park in North Bowmanville.
SUPPORT FOR DARLINGTON NUCLEAR
Hundreds of Ward 3 residents work at OPG and Corinna has been steadfast in her support of the Refurbishment Project, which is on track and past the half-way point. The rebuild will create up to 11,800 jobs a year at peak of construction, and generate $14.9 billion in economic benefits to Ontario. If re-elected, Corinna will work with the Region and provincial government to keep Darlington New Build on track.
Agriculture is one of the leading industries in Clarington and Corinna has a strong record supporting the agricultural community. She requested the Ministry of Transportation weigh agricultural impact equally with other factors for the GTA West Corridor Study and apply such weighting to future Environmental Assessments that affect prime agricultural land.
As part of the Celebrate Agriculture 2017 Legacy Project, she brought forward a motion to celebrate Clarington’s agricultural achievements and supported the resolution for a plaque commemorating the Pioneer Farm Families of Durham and for a permanent Agriculture Wall of Fame to showcase heritage accomplishments from 1867 to modern times.
If re-elected, she will help agribusiness grow by providing the agriculture community with the tools they need to build up our agritourism in Clarington.
SUPPORT FOR WILMOT CREEK RESIDENTS
Corinna has made transparent government a priority: every other month, she writes an update in “Around the Creek”. Corinna feels it’s important that residents in Wilmot Creek stay informed about what’s happening in the Municipality and at Town Hall.
A Record of Success
She has also worked hard for residents and achieved results on a number of issues, from obtaining road upgrades paid for by CAPREIT to lobbying tirelessly for whistle cessation at the Bennett Road and Cobbledick Road Crossings. Corinna’s motion for a safety study for a whistle ban was successful, and at the last Council meeting in September, 2018, she moved a motion to proceed with Step 2 of the Transport Canada process for implementing the ban, and for discussions to take place among all stakeholders about a cost-sharing agreement for implementing the required safety upgrades. Councillors Steven Cooke and Joe Neal supported the motion.
Phase 8 Secondary Plan
Corinna has been instrumental in ensuring the voices of residents are heard as the Secondary Plan process unfolds, such as by insisting that the WCHA has a seat on the Steering Committee.
If re-elected, she will continue to advocate for residents:
if the Secondary Plan contemplates providing new residents access to existing facilities, Corinna will not support Phase 8 unless new infrastructure and recreational resources are provided to address the increased demand. Corinna will also make sure residents are fully aware of what’s happening so they can be involved in the Secondary Plan process by continuing to engage with them by social media, her website and blog, and “Around the Creek”.