Sustainable Communities

Local, affordable food production

Why doesn't the Ontario government come up with programs that encourage roof top gardens, hydroponic food production in homes & neighbourhoods, allow small farms within city limits, etc. to create a local affordable food source for urban dwelling citizens?

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Jobs & Economy

RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $14 PER HOUR

Ontario's minimum wage which has been frozen for years at $10.25 per hour, urgently needs to be increased to $14 per hour. This issue resonates everywhere we go. You cannot survive on $10.25 when all the other costs of living have been going up. The minimum wage needs to also go up. The minimum wage should be raised to $14 and then tied to inflation and cost of living indexes. According to Statistics Canada, more than ...more »

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Education

Make Early Childhood Education Part of Free Public Education

Studies have proven the benefits of early education to children, families, and the economy. Thousands of families are waiting to find childcare spaces, and when they can find a space, they are paying $45 a day, per child! And in a city, the waitlist for subsidy is often longer than it is needed for-3 or 4 years! Other studies also say the first 5 years of a child's life are THE most important to development. Why then ...more »

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Fair & Just Society

Poverty Reduction

Institute an arm's length board to set Social Assistance Rates based on the real cost of living. Since the cost of living differs in various regions of the province,this Board would take this into account.

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Sustainable Communities

Cheaper or Free Power for Ontarians

Could highrises in Ontario not be required to build wind turbines & or solar power panels on are their buildings, feeding the power into the grid, reducing the cost & carbon footprint of Ontario's power?

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Jobs & Economy

A PROPERTY SPECULATION TAX TO STOP THE HOUSING BUBBLE

The cost of basic home ownership is quickly becoming out of reach for the average Canadian. There are a few factors driving the escalating cost of homeownership all over Canada, but the single biggest culprit are those who purchase houses and condominiums, strictly for the purposes of "flipping them" a few days, weeks, or months later in order to make a quick buck. This has the effect of driving up the cost of homeownership ...more »

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