Jobs & Economy

High Speed Rail along Windsor-Quebec corridor

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 »

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Plant more trees and shrubs along 400 series highways

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

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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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GO Transit Rail Service for Orangeville

Let’s get cars off of the road and trains onto the track. Let’s make a Union Station-Orangeville GO Transit Rail Service a reality. Often referred to as a “bedroom” or “gateway” community, Orangeville is home to 30,729 residents, and is the largest town in Dufferin County. Connecting Orangeville to the GTA is a lightly used rail line, which should be used for a GO Transit Rail line. Currently, Metrolinx has planned ...more »

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Carbon Tax

British Columbia has introduced a carbon tax to encourage fossil fuel energy conservation and conversion to green energy.

 

Ontario should be doing the same thing.

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Jobs & Economy

Provincial Parks

Mining and oil extraction must never ever be allowed in provincial parks

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Increase access to small scale solar and wind generation

Make it easier for private citizens to purchase and install solar or wind generators for their homes, or small businesses. Eliminate the taxes on the purchase or installation of small scale solar or wind generators. Increase incentives for people living off-grid or applying to MicroFIT. This will solve our energy crisis, future energy crisis, lower the grid demand, decrease our dependance on dirty energy and clean ...more »

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Community Electricity Generation

WHEREAS, billions of electricity dollars are being contracted for new electricity generation; and WHEREAS, Ontarians are making significant investments in electricity generation by providing public land, a public grid and a regulated price structure that is designed to ensure electricity generation is profitable. Yet, Ontarians ...more »

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Create a Farmland Preservation Program

The importance of preserving farmland for agricultural purposes cannot be understated. Agriculture is Ontario’s largest economic sector, contributing over $30 billion annually to the province’s GDP. Farmland also benefits all Ontarians environmentally, as open space helps to regulate the climate and produce our local food web. Yet, much of Ontario’s prime agricultural land is located near towns and cities and will thus ...more »

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Recycling

In Ontario plastic water bottles must be made refundable like alcoholic containers are in Ontario.

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Implement Norfolk County's "ALUS" System Province-Wide

Norfolk County, Ontario has successfully implemented the Alternative Land Use Services Pilot Project (ALUS). ALUS is described as “a voluntary, incentive based project testing the concept of providing payments to farmers for returning marginal, environmentally sensitive, or inefficient farmland into native vegetative cover and wetlands. “ Originally developed by Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers, this program ...more »

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Full Cost Accounting for Nuclear Operations - paid when consumed

With approximately 65% of our electricity coming from Nuclear it's time to bust the myth of "cheap nuclear" electricity. According to the OPG annual report, they sell nuclear power for $55.85/MWh whereas according to their filings with the Ontario Energy Board the Cost of Production from Pickering is $65.86/MWh. - The annual impact? A loss of Over $200million per year. Clearly Pickering is not a self sustaining operation ...more »

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