Open Government

MPPs should make detailed expense claims public

MPPs should be required to publicly list all of their expense claims, just as Elizabeth May is doing at the federal level on her web site. All receipts can be seen online. If she can do it so can all MPPs and MPs.

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Accountability in Government

Annual Government Budgets and updates as well as bills with spending implications are often slanted and/or biased to put the governing Party in the best possible light. There should be a Legislative Budget Officer (similar to the Federal Parliamentary Budget Officer), non-partisan and independent of the Legislature, to analyze and comment on the accuracy and implications of Legislative Financial Releases.

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Health Care

Ombudsman Oversight in MUSH Sector

In an effort to be transparent and in light of various tragedies that have occurred, there needs to be an independent investigation process when complaints are made within this sector.

It is now the 21st century and Ontario remains to be the only province where this is not an option.

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Fair & Just Society

Change the 407 Act!

Bring fairness & transparency back to consumers & reign in spiraling tolls. Sign the petition http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/change-the-407act Grievances against 407ETR include spiraling tolls, invoice suppression, undocumented invoicing, interfering with 407Act, keeping bankrupts in plate denial, ignoring the Statute of Limitations, improper billing, double billing, equipment failure, paying the bill and not ...more »

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Open Government

Full Year Government

When speaking of teachers, politicians and the public often refer to teachers only working 9 months out of the year. Yet the Members of Legislative Authority (the MPP's) work fewer days of the year.

 

MPP's should work full years and only have the same vacation time as all other public sector employees. They should further be required to attend Queens Park for at a minimum of 200 days of the year.

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Open Government

Do not allow Provincial Prorogation to kill tabled Bills

Both government bills and private members' business can be reinstated in the Commons, however this is not so in the Provincial Legislature. As this occurrence is becoming utilized more recently as a popular political tactic that wastes time, funds and energy and is no longer practical or cost effective. If bills have passed 2nd reading they should be able to be reinstated and put forward for final vote. This would ...more »

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Open Government

Citizen Question Period

Another one from the Crazy ideas pile: Allow Citizens to submit questions (picked at random) for Question Period in the Legislature.

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Open Government

Audits for an open government

Hello, I believe on the provincial and on the federal level, Liberals should take the pre-emptive stand before an election, to ensure the people realize that their vote, their concerns about our democratic process is being listened to. It would be a democratic process of ensuring that those in control of their democracy are being reviewed and that they, the electorate, are still in control of their institutions. That ...more »

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Open Government

Public Access to Contractual Government Funded Programs

Considering the implications and detrimental outcomes of Government funded programs such as ORNGE and SARP, agencies, boards, commissions and corporations of Government must be held accountable for the oversight and use of publicly generated funds. All citizens of Ontario should have access to the intent and terms of contracts which provide financial incentives to facilitate economic growth within communities and to ...more »

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Fair & Just Society

STOP ELDER ABUSE

Elder Abuse of all types needs to be treated as seriously as child abuse, socially and legally. Elder abuse happens in the person's home at the hands of family members, and it happens in seniors' care facilities. It should be identified as a crime ...more »

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Sustainable Communities

Prohibit sale of electricity at prices below cost of production

It is well documented that on occasion Ontario has paid other jurisdictions to take our surplus electricity. Given that Nuclear Power is by far the largest source of electricity in the Province and that each and every kWh of nuclear electricity generates a toxic waste stream with a legacy that lasts upto 1million yrs OPG must not be permitted to export electricity without recovering an appropriate disposal fee to pay ...more »

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Accountability

There are a fair number of suggestions here now that include concerns about accountability (you can find them through a search) I think it would be a good idea for the government of Ontario to define through legislation exactly what "Accountability" means and entails for all institutions, agencies and bodies that are (or should be) accountable to the public in Ontario. Accountability should be required, and consequences ...more »

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