Since the Great Lakes Region is the third largest economic region in the world, and since the Great Lakes have serious nutrient related threats(including blue-green algae in Lake Erie), the Province of Ontario should establish a priority environmental/resource management policy related to clean up and enhancement of the Great Lakes(which make up 20% of the world's fresh water and provides drinking water for approximately ...more »
Restore government funding to pre-Harris levels, and fund 50% of the operation of public transit in Ontario.
By better using or even expanding our existing electricity system connections with Quebec, we can use low-cost Quebec water power (4 cents per kWh) to help meet some of Ontario’s power needs. This would be far cheaper and safer than rebuilding our aging nuclear plants (19 - 37 cents per kWh). Ontario needs to learn its lesson from a long history of nuclear projects that have seen massive cost overruns and delays, and ...more »
Lets plant more trees and shrubs, especially evergreen, along the 400 series highways and other major routes to :
Decrease Air Pollution
Decrease Noise Pollution
Decrease Light Pollution
Decrease Cross Winds
Increase the visual appeal of the province
A lot of food could be grown in urban areas on vacant land. This type of activity could engage communities and save costs is many ways.
Expand Go Train Service to Niagara Falls and other outlying regions guaranteeing a minimum of hourly service from 6 AM - 10 PM seven days a week. More people will make use of the service when they don't feel constrained by limited service availability.
I propose a complete ban of the unethical and cruel business of puppy mill breeding in Ontario. There are cruelty laws in place, but they are rarely enforced and are on a complaint based system. It is common practice to discard breeding dogs on the side of the road, where they are picked up by animal control and sent to rescue agencies or are put down if they are not adopted. The psychological effects are obvious in ...more »
It is time Ontario properly protects our quickly disappearing prime farmland. The creation of a GreenBelt-esque protection for farmland would ensure that urban sprawl does not unnecessarily get built on top of the land that feeds us, and provides us with many valuable agricultural jobs. This would promote density and smart urban planning throughout the GTHA. It would also protect prime farmland from development applications, ...more »
As a party we always listen to the experts. We must listen to the experts calling on us to prioritize transit development in the GTA. Investing in Scarborough subway before the S+DRL is there to relieve the Yonge Street Subway line is foolish and while Liberals invest in Transit if we invest in the wrong transit we aren't helping. The right reasonable and responsible approach to transit.
The GTHA needs one transit authority so that Metrolinx can continue with their plans for the Big Move and GO Transit and municipal transit systems without interference from cities and plans being cancelled because of funding constraints. See other regions that have amalgamated their systems for best practices.
In addition to water never being privatized, I would also protect water resources including all lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands of all forms. In addition to adding, I would suggest that water and access to water is a human right and should be protected in legislation
Ontario’s bees and pollinators are dying in massive numbers due to the pervasive use of neonicotinoid pesticides on our agricultural field crops. Fully a third of our food relies on pollinators: without bees, Ontario’s food supply could be in serious trouble. Further, these chemicals leach into soils, groundwater and waterways, and can persist for years, killing not only bees, but other pollinators, aquatic insects, amphibians ...more »