Progress Alberta Ward 12 Questionnaire Results
Find out what the candidates really think about Uber, transit and LGBTQ issues
We put a short, seven question survey out to every single Ward 12 candidate in the upcoming byelection in Edmonton. We focused on three major progressive issues: public transit, Uber and LGBTQ issues. Twelve candidates got back to us. Here are their answers to the questions verbatim in alphabetical order. Click here to the Google Spreadsheet with all of the responses.
The advance polls are open and election day is February 22nd. We hope this helps you help make your decision in what is a crowded race. Progress Alberta will have a blog post on the results of this questionnaire and the ward 12 race shortly.
If elected as a city councillor, would you commit to participating in the Edmonton Pride Parade?
Jason Bale: No
Moe Banga: Yes, I already participate
Danisha Bhaloo: Yes
Nick Chamchuk: Yes
Irfan Chaudhry: I already participate
Jag Gill: Yes
Andrew Gorman: Yes
Nav Kaur: I already participate
R. Joey Koopmans: I already participate
Jeri Stevens: No
Nicole Szymanowka: Yes
Laura Thibert: Yes
Many LGBTQ youth experience higher rates of violence, bullying and homelessness than their heterosexual peers. What would you do to address this problem?
Jason Bale: I would look at it as separate issues. violence, bullying and homelessness happen and we should be trying to look at the root causes to fix it. Then I would look at the connection of LGBTQ youth to these issues. If someone is going to be a bully, they will always find someone to bully and a method to bully them. We would need to look at what makes a bully choose an LGBTQ youth and what the method is. The same thing could be said about violence. Homelessness is a little different. We need to look at the root causes, then why does it affect more LGBTQ youth than heterosexual youth.
Moe Banga: I have and will continue to support resources that promote the fair treatment of all LGBTQ youth. I am happy to say that I believe education is making people aware of and encouraging people to make this type of discrimination totally wrong. My support will be to all agencies that provide support to these youth.
Danisha Bhaloo: I have long been an ally of the LGBTQ community and in my work with the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, I have supported vulnerably LGBTQ youth. I think providing community supports for all vulnerable youth, and particularly youth who suffer a disproportionately high rate of homelessness, violence and abuse, is our responsibility as an enlightened city.
I will continue to work with anyone in our city - businesses, non-profits, individual Edmontonians - who want to step up and support these kids. I also think it is vital that we do everything we can to keep these kids in school, in a clean and safe living space, and connected to mentors that care about their futures.
Nick Chamchuk: I was the only #Ward 12 hopeful to answer a blog questionnaire sent to all runners. Some of the questions were Party line in nature, and I have no baggage, therefore no answers to leading questions that aren't related to municipal issues. I believe everyone is equal, and the LGTBQ youth should be protected equally as much as any other youth, or adult, from bullying and discrimination. I would back the Province's efforts to force equal legislation for public and separate schools, as schooling is a provincial issue.
Irfan Chaudhry: I am FULLY committed to making Edmonton a city that is safe and inclusive for everyone and my time spent in the Aboriginal and Multicultural Relations office with the City of Edmonton showcases this. As an instructor at MacEwan University, I have also been a strong supporter and advocate of many student groups whose members identify with the LGBTQ+ community. Recently, I organized a photo campaign with members of the InQueeries student group as a way to raise awareness to the group and showcase MacEwan's commitment to inclusion.
Jag Gill: We would need to increase education and awareness. Sensitivity classes could be taught at schools so students are aware of discriminatory practises. We basically must protect LGBTQ human rights. There must be a no - tolerance policy for discrimination. We should increase help lines and counselling for LGBTQ youth.
Andrew Gorman: Considering that there was a lot of fear and misunderstanding about LGBTQ people when I was growing up, I believe that getting people to be open and to talk about these issues honestly and compassionately will help allay those fears. Violence comes from a place of fear, and we don't need to have fear. I believe in helping your neighbour, so I want to support the programs we already have that are inclusive, like in school alliances, helping additional programs set up, and raising a voice against isolation and sexual violence.
Some people who are acting out in violence, who have these phobias, need to be helped to get over these fears. Since more people are being open with their gender and sexual orientation, we need to help everyone come together as a community.
Nav Kaur: Working in affiliation with the Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta, I've spent a great deal of time doing advocacy and research for gay-straight alliances in schools to support marginalized LGBTQ+ youth. As a Councillor, I would take the stories and lessons learned through this work to start more complex and nuanced discussions at higher levels within our communities. I would work hard to elevate the voices of LGBTQ+ youth, and I would approach this work with an intersectional lens that takes into account the many ways in which youth can be marginalized. Race, ability, socio-economic status, religion, and other marginalizing factors can add further complications to challenges of our youth who are sexual orientation and gender minorities. I am committed to elevating the voices and addressing the concerns of under-represented groups, both within our youth and within our greater communities
R. Joey Koopmans: When I ran for MLA in the provincial election last year I offered up $1,000 a month of my MLA salary as an Independent to a GSA fund to keep LGBTQ students safe in their GSA after school environments. Obviously the City councilor salary is a lot lower, so I'd be willing to make that $50.00 a month instead & I would take no tax receipt for it.
Jeri Stevens: Violence, Bullying, & Homelessness is not an issue only for a select few but is concern for everyone. Merely giving them a room or apartment to live in is only a band aid therefore I would support a competent task force be set up to help/direct them into acquiring a trade or training to hold down a job, put them in programs to get rid of their addictions, so they would be able to live in dignity and contribute to society in a positive way.
Nicole Szymanowka: Educating the public, and bringing these issues to everyday conversation is really important. The more openly we are able to talk about these issues the closer we will be to ending the adversity LGBTQ youth face. As a student at the University of Alberta I have had the privilege to be part of a very open and accepting community. I have seen first hand how creating safe spaces and facilitating open and meaningful conversation positively impacts youth facing these challenges. I would bring these issues to mainstream conversation and ensure that there are spaces in our community where at-risk youth can meet and have access to the resources they need to cope with challenges they are facing.
Laura Thibert: I am acutely aware of the concerns of the LGBTQ community. In my current role of Edmonton Catholic School Trustee, I have been directly involved in the Board’s development of a policy that will protect and support transgendered students. I have attended all the District’s community consultations and have been in contact with the Pride Centre and the University of Alberta Sexual and Gender Minority Studies Department to get a qualitative understanding of the challenges that exist today for the LGBTQ community. I support the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Alberta Human Rights Act and more recently Bill 7 – Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act 2015, which strengthens the commitment to a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. I believe that making laws and policies that will support and protect people from discrimination will enable everyone to live in harmony and prosper in our vibrant city.
What would you do to welcome and support sexual orientation and gender minorities in Edmonton?
Jason Bale: I would treat them just like any other person. I will support their rights as a human being and address any concerns they may have, though I will not show any favoritism based on gender, sexual orientation, or race.
Moe Banga: As alluded to in my previous response, I will support and promote any and all initiatives that encourage the same fair treatment for all people, notwithstanding their sexual orientation. Awareness and education are the best weapons to use when attacking this issue.
Danisha Bhaloo: Ward 12 is already an incredibly diverse community and I believe has the potential be a best practice environment for diversity and pluralism for the rest of the city. I will continue to promote cultural diversity in Ward 12 and in Edmonton because it enriches the quality of life in our city to have many viewpoints and many backgrounds. Edmonton already does an excellent job of welcoming and integrating minorities into their new lives here and I will continue to support that work.
Nick Chamchuk: I believe in equality, therefore this question is moot-I would do the same to welcome and support anyone to Edmonton.
Irfan Chaudhry: Right now, the City Council has many advisory committees that provides insight and input to the experiences of Edmonton's many diverse communities. If elected, I would like to see an advisory committee developed that reflects the experiences of sexual orientation and gender minorities in Edmonton as a starting point of building a more inclusive city
Jag Gill: I would first meet with the LGBTQ community, and listen to their concerns and ideas for improvements towards equal and fair treatment. I would be willing to travel to different communities and speak on behalf of the LGBTQ community. I would also try to implement a council comitee, that ensures that the LGBTQ community receive equal treatment. We should have other parades or festivals that celebrate the LGBTQ community.
Andrew Gorman: I want to see more open communication between parents and children about the different sexual and gender orientations, and I believe that can happen when people are more educated about these issues. Having education programs that facilitate learning about these issues among adults can help push this forward. There are a lot more examples and role models coming out of that community that are contributing in extremely positive ways to our society, and they should be more visible. Acceptance is key.
Nav Kaur: I would work hard to support our LGBTQ+ citizens by elevating the many voices within our LGBTQ+ communities, employing an intersectional lens that discusses how race, ability, socio-economic status, religion, and other marginalizing factors can contribute to the struggles of sexual orientation and gender minorities. Using the platform of an elected representative, I would be a vocal advocate for our communities through media discussions. I would also pursue a specific policy agenda focused on increases public support for sexual orientation and gender minorities, and would pursue this agenda in tandem with strategies to address other forms of institutionalized marginalization.
R. Joey Koopmans:I'd openly suggest that gay adult couples of eighteen age or over be allowed to get married in public & catholic schools in front of their LGBTQ peers & family & friends. As the schools have gymnasiums, these public gay marriage ceremonies would be able to be broadcast on the internet of each school board site & The City of Edmonton website to show the City of Edmonton's inclusiveness policy is 100% real & here to stay! Then I would get City administrators to put these pictures of the weddings up at links at the City & hopefully school board website in still formats. This will allow them to be downloaded by gay & trans youth so that they know that the right of marriage is for all. It should be noted that I have a gay cousin & her wife & their IVF baby boy is a great kid. I have thrice marched in the YEG Pride Parade & would proudly do so as long as I was offered the chance to march side by side with the great Dr. Kristopher Wells!
Jeri Stevens: I don't believe that the Lord God Almighty, the Creator of the universe, who is sovereign and in complete control, made any mistakes when He created men and women.
Nicole Szymanowka: Creating safe spaces in schools/communities and peer support groups are beneficial in dealing with these issues. As a councillor I would advocate for peer support and community groups and work with them to address their specific needs and bring those needs before council. Having spaces to meet in the community is extremely important. We need to create a safe, open community where everyone feels welcome. Talking about these issues openly and bringing it to the attention of the public is beneficial in educating people and creating accepting communities. Providing access to services that sexual orientation and gender minorities need is key.
Laura Thibert: Edmonton does an excellent job of welcoming sexual orientation and gender minorities. I believe it is important for the City to look at and support numerous agencies, not-for-profit organizations and community groups that care for and provide services for sexual orientation and gender minorities. Initiatives created through partnerships is something I will encourage.
What are your thoughts on the city of Edmonton's recently passed vehicle-for-hire bylaw?
Jason Bale: I feel that the bylaw could have been a lot better. I like the idea of having proper insurance requirements. I feel we should have removed mandated minimum fares for all vehicles for hire and implemented a maximum fare per requested stop.
Moe Banga: First, I was very disappointed the 3rd reading was not tabled as I suggested in correspondence to City Council. It was unfair such a critical decision was made without proper Council representation in Ward 12. In addition, the Bylaw did nothing for those people that make their living by operating taxi cabs. There may/may not be an arguement for additional transportation options, but those providing the options should be treated equally.
Danisha Bhaloo: We cannot stop progress. The market evolves and, in order to compete, existing businesses must evolve also. I think there is room for both Uber and Taxis in our city. I have sympathy for taxi operators because innovation creates turmoil and it will cause some difficulties for people. Council did the best it could to accommodate all parties and foster an environment that supports innovative thinking. It is my sincere hope that the healthy competition will push both business models to improve and succeed.
In terms of the question below regarding whether or not Uber drivers should be required to have class 4 licenses, Uber drivers should be required to comply with any and all legal requirements that are put in place to regulate the vehicle-for-hire business. Your "Yes-No-Unsure" question below does not provide me with an answer option so I have selected all three answers.
Nick Chamchuk: I think it stinks of corporate influence, a multi-billion dollar entity can operate illegally, then get assistance from the City and taxpayers, while there was no sitting Councillor for Ward 12 is nothing less than scandalous. I am for the free-market system, which includes the right for taxi drivers to make a decent living. This vote should have been delayed until after the Feb. 22, 2016 By-Election! The insurance issue looms large--I would NEVER step into a vehicle with my family, that doesn't have AT LEAST as much insurance as I have in my vehicle. I have a desire to make bylaws fair and transparent at all times.
Irfan Chaudhry: While Uber offers an innovative way to access transportation, its entry into the Edmonton marketplace (and many others) has not been very cooperative. All businesses, regardless of whether they are part of the sharing economy or not, must abide by municipal and provincial regulations to operate. Just like many other cities in Canada (and elsewhere), Edmonton is a leader in passing a bylaw which will make Uber legal in Edmonton, however, Uber does not meet the needs of those who require accessible transportation. This is where Uber loses ground – it is not very accessible for citizens with limited mobility who need assistance in moving around the city. I would like to see how we might be able to incorporate Uber like technology to the DATS system.
Jag Gill: As long as safety is not compromised, I agree with anything that increases fair competition and lowers prices for the consumer. I like the new bylaw because it increases the fine for illegal taxis that don't have proper commercial insurance and liscensing. It is somewhat unfair for taxis because they had to pay upwards of $200,000 for a taxi plate while the Uber driver doesn't. The current bylaw should have been delayed till after the election to ensure proper representation of Ward 12 constituents. Soon this won't matter, we will be taken to our destination via driver less cars.
Andrew Gorman: I believe the bylaw was pushed through too fast, and they should have waited till the by-election was done. There should have been more communication and negotiation between the city and taxi drivers, because saving money for Edmontonians is important but everyone is feeling the drop in the economy and we should be sympathetic to that. I feel that we should support the taxi drivers in having a competitive stake against ride-share technology, because even ride-share drivers need the money and employment that comes from this industry. One issue I have with the licensing issue for taxi drivers is that it always seemed like a cash grab. I'm not sure if even taxi drivers should have a class 4 license requirement, but if they do, then provincial regulations need to extend to ride-share drivers as well. Uber drivers are the forefront of this new industry, and they need to be trained to be safe and professional
Nav Kaur: There’s perhaps no more controversial topic in Ward 12 than the introduction of Uber to the legalized Edmonton marketplace. As I go door to door, meeting thousands of my neighbours, I’ve heard hundreds of opinions about the vehicle-for-hire industry and the people this industry affects. The question is often structured as an either/ or: “Are you for Uber? Or, are you for taxis?” I don’t think the question is nearly that simple, and neither are the answers.
First and foremost, Bylaw 17400 has a process problem. It’s unacceptable that Ward 12 did not have a democratically elected Councillor at the table for today’s vote. With 35% of taxi drivers living in Ward 12, we are home to more taxi drivers than any other ward in the City, and these numbers are apparent in my conversations with citizens.
In addition, I have the following concerns about the deal itself:
Fairness: It’s unclear that the minor advantages for taxis vs. private transportation providers carved out by City Council — including hailing rights and taxi stands — would make the fee structure disparity a fair deal for all parties.
Accessibility: Uber does not guarantee the use of accessible transportation for persons with disabilities. Under the proposed bylaw, Uber will pay $20,000 annually into an accessible taxi fund, and this fund would pay for a minimal number of accessible taxis. Contrast these numbers with Seattle, where a similar fund sees an Uber contribution of $850,000 annually. Why the disparity between these contribution rates? And, how do we ensure that accessible vehicles stay on the market so everyone has access to transportation?
Safety: Alberta regulation says the operator of a motor vehicle is responsible for ensuring that children under the age of six are properly strapped into a car seat. The exception to this rule is taxis when driving passengers, and public transport when transporting passengers. The word “taxi” is explicitly used in regulation. How does this apply to Uber? What happens if a child is hurt? Who is legally responsible? Does Uber’s insurance cover this, or is Uber going to go to court against these parents? As a daycare owner, child safety is always at the forefront of my mind, and these questions are especially important to me.
The bottom line on the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw is that this debate isn’t about Uber vs. Taxis: it’s about good process, and good policy. The citizens of Ward 12 still have questions and concerns about Bylaw 17400.
R. Joey Koopmans: I'm actually neither for or against Uber, but all Uber drivers need to have Class 4 licenses, so the playing field is level & taxi stands shouldn't be removed to make way for Uber stands at major events. They should build their own stand alone Uber stands so that the competition is fierce betwixt each ride service, but exactly equal in terms of being able to both pick up & drop off rides. Also, they should be made to pay exactly equal licensing fees to taxis, no more, no less!
Jeri Stevens: City Council should have postponed this issue as a matter of such far reaching consequences would have been the best decision to ensure representation from ALL areas of the City
Nicole Szymanowka: I am glad to see that we have created a regulatory environment which allows Uber to operate in Edmonton. Uber is a competitor which promotes innovation and highlights how the transportation industry is progressing. Competition in markets is healthy and provides more choices and better service to customers. I am happy to see the shift towards deregulation to allow Taxi to be more competitive with services such as Uber. This is a step in the right direction.
Laura Thibert: The proposed bylaw should have been postponed until after the by-election as thousands of people have been affected by the outcome of this bylaw. All vehicles for hire companies should have to meet the same criteria such as commercial insurance and a business licence. I do not think we can stop ride sharing companies but it must be a level playing field with the taxi companies
Currently in Alberta all taxi drivers must have a Class 4 license. Uber does not require its drivers to have a Class 4 license. Should Uber drivers have a Class 4 license?
Jason Bale: Yes
Moe Banga: Yes
Danisha Bhaloo: Yes + No + Unsure
Nick Chamchuk: Yes
Irfan Chaudhry: Yes
Jag Gill: Yes
Andrew Gorman: Unsure
Nav Kaur: Yes
R. Joey Koopmans: Yes
Jeri Stevens: Yes
Nicle Szymanowka: Yes
Laura Thibert: Yes
If elected, what would you do to improve public transit for Ward 12 residents?
Jason Bale: Public transit needs a complete overhaul. I would like to suggest the alternative plans of implementing a Bus Rapid Trasit (BRT) instead of an LRT. I support having an LRT, though I do not want a repeat of the embarrassment of our current LRT. Simply having something does not ensure it will be working as intended. The BRT offers more coverage, at a more cost effective rate, and is more environmentally friendly.I would also like to look into creating a free 24 hour public transit. I believe that this is possible with appropriate reallocation of funds.
Moe Banga: I will support and promote the construction of adequate parking and drop-off areas. The more user friendly we can make access to public transit should encourage more useage. I will also support the creation of efficient shuttle systems between ETS stations and parking facilities.
Danisha Bhaloo: I support the expansion of affordable, accessible and efficient public transit systems. I think many people have legitimate concerns about the design of the Valley Line and while I believe integrated LRT lines are valuable, we need to ensure that we are moving ahead with a product that gives us value for money and is not just the cheapest option.
I will engage with my council colleagues and with the transit administration in order to assess existing practices. I would like to learn from the people doing the work what they think works well and not so well. Then I would like to engage with Edmontonians in Ward 12 about their needs, wants and their view of how things are currently working. Based on the content of what I learn from all of these stakeholders, I would develop my approach to advocating for safe, efficient and convenient transit solutions.
Nick Chamchuk: I would ensure the buses feeding passengers to the Millwoods LRT station and back would run more frequently, and try to arrange "park and ride" lot(s) near the mall for those who have less bus service or live in south part of Ward 12.
Irfan Chaudhry: I would work to create accessible transit. One way of doing this would be to see how we can transfer unused UPasses to the donate a ride program. The other improvement I would work on is making transit more efficient. I mainly commute around Edmonton from Ward 12 by car, as I find our system not very efficient. As there is currently a transit review underway, this is a great time to be able to provide input and shape new ideas to make our transit more efficient.
Jag Gill: As councillor I would increase the bus stops, and frequency of buses especially in the newer communities. I would also improve the ETS live app, as it has terrible reviews. I would also investigate which high-order transit is better for Ward 12: BRT or LRT. To increase public transport, I would implement free WIFI on public transportation, if economically feasible. I would also call a town hall meeting to discuss any further improvements that can be made on our public transportation system. We still need to research which Valley line route is better for Ward 12, the proposed route or the CPR route, which would take Ward 12 residents to UofA directly via Whyte Ave.
Andrew Gorman: If we couldn't get public buses providing Rapid Transit right away, I would have private buses running from Meadows to Downtown, via Whitemud and 103 st. I would also have buses going to and from Nisku to open up job opportunities down there. Public transportation is very important and I would fight for solutions to peoples transportation problems, especially to get to industrial areas in and around Edmonton. The important thing is transportation and keeping property values high, and if the Valley LRT line can't support that then we should look at other options. The priority should be students, youth, seniors, and the unemployed.
Nav Kaur: Ward 12 needs more and better public transportation and public transportation infrastructure. This must include both LRT and express buses (BRT) as complementary options to support different geographical regions of the ward. Although the LRT requires substantial initial investment, over time it costs the city six times less per rider that a bus does; an expanded LRT that serves the needs of Ward 12 is essential as both an improved service and as a cost-savings mechanism.
Ward 12 needs transportation options that cater to different needs, be it walking to the corner store, biking to a park, taking the LRT to work or bus to a friend, or driving children to school. To meet the needs of our growing communities, we need to be concurrently investing in both BRT and the LRT, as well as bike and foot-path infrastructure.
Perhaps the most crucial aspect of Edmonton's new growth phase in public transit infrastructure is strong project management. City Council must make sure that the systems are connected in thoughtful and well-managed ways, in concert with existing transportation infrastructure; and that projects are completed to their tendered standards in terms of cost, timeline, and safety. This will ensure public support and confidence in continuing these vital projects.
R. Joey Koopmans: I would burrow a hole underground underneath the CP & CN Rail tracks at strathcona so as to run the LRT leg there underneath the existing federal freight trains. The ground already being polluted, putting a passenger LRT train right underneath the above ground freight trains will save considerable space & thus allow it to be built faster. I would also advocate for the Blatchford Field Development to be 100% stopped & the monies use to rip up the south side & NW NAIT extension above ground LRT lines & instead place them all underground how frankly they should have been put in the first place. Also, the entire Edmonton Transit board & all its administrative staff need to be fired immediately. I would also stop all cash outlays to Daryl Katz & Katz Group, even if Katz Group sues us & force the Oilers to keep playing at Rexall Place for a few more years until Mr. Katz starts to learn to actually start paying some of his own bills instead of leeching off of YEG taxpayers!
Jeri Stevens: LRT - When Mill Woods was originally developed the plan was to use the existing rail lines and with proper planning and keeping focused on the goal, the City COULD HAVE utilized the existing rail lines to the West End and to the South Side all the way to Calgary! But due to bureaucratic nonsense, procrastination and incompetency, the LRT has been postponed survey after survey, study after study and we still are waiting and the plans get worse and worse. We need the LRT to Millwoods but are our tax payers’ $$$ being utilized in a responsible manner?
BUS SERVICE - wrote a long letter back in early 2000’s recommending ways to streamline and make more economical. One example was for buses in various residential areas to feed into a main station – transfer to one bus that would be continually travelling downtown thus eliminating excessive buses clogging traffic. It sounds like what I initially outlined is similar to what is referred to as the BRT (Bus Rapid Transist). We need a better transit system. If I am elected as Councillor for Ward 12, one of the Committees I would like to sit on is the Transportation Committee.
DATS - Also need to ensure that their is efficient transportation for people with special needs.
BUT before I can speak to some issues intelligently OR offer solutions OR vote thereon, I will need to review & study documentation provided by the administration, then do my OWN investigations coupled with input from YOU as the residents of this great City of Champions. Decisions relative to management & governance of the City should be made by the elected officials NOT BY THE ADMINISTRATION. The Administration should NOT be running the City.BUT when an issue relates specifically to Ward 12, I would canvass my colleagues and advise them of Ward 12’s best interests and solicit their support before voting.
Nicole Szymanowka: The first and most crucial step is to engage with every single member of the public to gather information on their specific transit needs. We can then work to implement better, more efficient bus routes and better transit planning for new neighbourhoods. I will advocate for more express routes and more efficient transit. We have a great opportunity to address this issue properly now, as the city's new ETS manager is talking about an "overhaul" of our current bus system. I will work to facilitate meaningful conversation between the city and residents so that their transit needs are properly addressed.
Laura Thibert: I am committed to the best public transportation routes and to the Valley Line to South East Edmonton. Edmonton has so much to offer and making it accessible to everyone is critical. The growth in ward 12 has created challenges for transportation. Increased use of cars, longer driving distances, and increased congestion that all equals environmental challenges. I wholeheartedly support and will advocate for affordable and adequate public transportation.
Do you support the construction of the Valley LRT line that will connect Ward 12 to the rest of Edmonton?
Jason Bale: No
Moe Banga: Yes
Danisha Bhaloo: Yes
Nick Chamchuk: Yes
Irfan Chaudhry: Yes
Jag Gil: Yes
Andrew Gorman: Yes
Nav Kaur: Yes
R. Joey Koopmans: No
Jeri Stevens: No
Nicole Szymanowka: Yes
Laura Thibert: Yes