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Ban animal gas chambers in Ontario

Animal gas chambers are a barbaric way to end an animal's life. They do not die immediately and suffocate to death. It is a slow painful death and causes then extreme stress. It is already banned in many countries and should be banned here

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Stronger and More Secure Pension Plans

Amend the Ontario Pension Benefits Act to require all defined benefit pension plans to have a funding target of 105% of their calculated liabilities, including all plan features. Having this small positive funding-level target would provide a buffer against adverse deviation during hard financial times. The current economic downturn left many plans with unexpected shortfalls because they did not build up their reserves ...more »

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Ban Foie Gras

Ontario needs to step up and ban the production and sale of foie gras. This practice is barbaric and immensely traumatic for the ducks. The conditions are filthy, crowded and there is a complete disregard for the pain and suffering inherent to foie gras production.

 

Here is an example of some of the cruelty in Quebec:

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Ban political donations from corporations and unions

It's time to band political donations to provincial parties and candidates from corporations and unions. We can continue to allow personal donations once per year up to a maximum of $500, the current maximum is $1250

 

This will ensure that candidates and governments are beholden to people and not corporations or special interest groups like unions.

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Front License plates

Get rid of the front license plates.. Many provinces and states get along just fine without them.. they are an unnecessary cost.

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Hold Professional 'Governing' Bodies Accountable

Far too often professional governing bodies such as the Law Society of Upper Canada and the College of Physicians & Surgeons make findings / decisions that are geared to protect their fellow members from complaints and censure, rather than protect the public from incompetent, inadequate or unprofessional service. The processes of submitting complaints are geared to protect the 'professionals' rather than facilitate ...more »

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Bring Transparency to Pension Plans

Amend the Ontario Pension Benefits Act to make it mandatory to evaluate all defined benefit pension plans annually, and to file these valuations with FSCO within 6 months of the valuation date. Currently, pension plan health need only be revealed to members once every 3 years if a single valuation shows it can cover at least 85% of its liabilities. This is inadequate in today’s fast-changing economic environment, and ...more »

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Don't drive in the left lane except to pass

Get the OPP to enforce the laws on the left lane on 400 series highways.

 

Ontarians are such bad drivers - people automatically go into the left lane and stay there.

 

Also post signs, use arrows, or change th elane markings so that the left lane becomes the middle lane every 20km

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Remembrance Day - Statutory Holiday

Remembrance Day should be made a statutory holiday to respect and honour the men and women who fought, suffered, and lost their lives so we can enjoy our freedom.

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Hydro bill charges for Ontario Hydro

When will the bailout charges for Ontario Hydro, finally come off the taxpayers bill. I am on electric heat in Northern Ontario and feel that enough is enough. This should have been paid back by now!

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Get rid of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)

If a development is contrary to municipal official plans and zoning, developers should not be able to appeal(and most of the time win) their case at the OMB.

Example 1:

City: You can't build that 20 storey condo in a residential area.

OMB: Why not?

 

Example 2:

City: You can't demolish that designated heritage building for no reason.

OMB: Go right ahead!

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Voluntary Pay Cut for MPPs

In light of Ontario's fiscal constraints, the Liberal Party of Ontario should move in the house for a voluntary reduction of MPP wages and pension reform.

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