The Ontario Pension Benefits Act allows companies to pay executive bonuses and dividends even if the pension is underfunded. Given a choice of bonuses for themselves or a fully funded pension how do you think the decision would go? The regulations should be changed to significantly limit or eliminate executive bonuses and dividends until the pension plan is fully funded. Mentioned below, but if you disagree with ...more »
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Ontario's pension regulator FSCO (Financial Services Commission of Ontario) routinely meets with companies to modify pension plans; often to the benefit of the company and the determent of the pension plan members. Those most affected, the pension plan members, are not allowed to participate. They have no voice, no input, no vote. This practice should change such that pension plan members must be involved in any ...more »
No more studies, we should immediately begin the construction of a high-speed railway in the Windsor-Quebec City corridor. Multiple studies have already demonstrated the viability of the project which could also be linked to the U.S. high speed rail network currently under construction. Moreover, the project would also have national benefits were the contract tendered to Bombardier and steel purchased from Ontario steelworkers. ...more »
Income taxes are too high on small income earners. When the poor can Afford decent housing, transportation and food All Those things make for a stronger economy.
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The minimum wage should be raised to $12 and then tied to inflation and cost of living indexes.
The Ontario Pension Benefits Act allows companies to pay commuted value retirement incentives from the pension plan regardless the plan's solvency. This makes a bad situation worse as underfunded pensions are further depleted to cover these retirement incentives. The regulations should be changed to only allow companies to utilize pension funds as retirement incentives when the pension is fully funded. If it isn't ...more »
The simplest way to do this is to make a (short) list of places where you can work without being paid and ensure that this is being followed province-wide.
Whereas Federal rules governing Internet Service Providers dissuade foreign investment and open competition, which results in duopolies, monopolies, and needlessly inflated service prices in tandem with atrociously reduced speeds, service, and arbitrary "bandwidth caps". Whereas said reduced speeds, service, and arbitrary "bandwidth caps" reduces the true potential of business, research and development, and ease of access ...more »
Apprenticeship facilitation. The opportunities for recent graduates of high school to enter apprenticeship programs in a number of trades such as plumbing, electrician etc are severely limited by the requirement that several journeymen must be available to train each apprentice. The college of trades must be reformed to facilitate easier access for young high school graduates .Our neighbour is a recent graduate but finds ...more »
Close the corporate tax havens. Make corporations pay their fair share to keep society running, and rekindle faith in the electorate in a sense of justice.
Having access to the internet (as well as cellular service) is becoming increasingly important in this technological age. Expand high speed internet access in rural Ontario to even remote communities.
Fracking techniques have been shown to be devastating. We must ban this practice, it destroys water supplies, and emits extremely harmful chemicals!