Ward 15 — Jeff Leiper
Our Rating — Yellow
Jeff Leiper shares our principles and has a clear understanding of why it’s so important to fix Ottawa’s housing crisis.
Unfortunately, in many instances his top concern at Planning Committee has been how his vote might affect his re-election campaign. He has voted against many good projects which he should have supported because he was worried about losing votes to NIMBY candidates in the election.
Nonetheless, Jeff has been a relatively balanced voice on new development. Both candidates opposing Jeff would be an absolute disaster for housing affordability. We would recommend supporting Jeff as the only pro-housing voice in Ward 15, and we look forward to working with him if he is re-elected.