Thousands of innocent family dogs have been victimized. Thousands of responsible owners have been & are unjustly & unfairly profiled! Ontarians want fair & effective legislation that improves public safety and reduces dog bites, not a ban pushed forward against all evidence and professional recommendations. Institute breed NEUTRAL laws that will remove the focus on a dogs appearance ...more »
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
Our low-Income neighbourhoods experience increase in income inequality; challenges to the social fabric of the community; decreases efficiency of social institutions; high rates of unemployment and underemployment; increasing risks of depression - mental health issues; lower school graduation rates; increase in crime/organized crime rates; deterioration of housing and general quality of life. Therefore, we should urge ...more »
Although I can appreciate the intent of regional economic funds like the Eastern Ontario Development Fund or the Northern Ontario Economic Development Program, I think it is reasonable to argue that economic development dollars should be pegged to the actual need of communities & not the region that they are situated in. There are multiple examples of economic development dollars being used in communities that are booming, ...more »
You deserve equality. We have a fabulous law to protect equality for people of all colours, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, nationalities, etc.: The Ontario Human Rights Code. Most people don't even know about the law and most organizations don't follow it. I suggest that we… Create a series of public service announcements to educate people about the Code online & on TV. Require all organizations to ...more »
Being a pioneer in what concerns human rights, as well as being the first province in our Country to legalize same-sex marriage, I believe that it is important for the Liberal Party to officially recognize the needs of the LGBTQ community, and to have a Minister of LGBTQ affairs, such as we have with francophone affairs, aboriginal affairs, and women's issues.
The Ontario government often engages in private-public partnerships and procures goods and services from private companies and contractors (i.e. construction companies often bid for infrastructure contracts). I propose that we should give extra consideration to companies who have a minimum threshold of women on their Board of Directors or in senior management positions. Currently, there is a significant lack of female ...more »
At the moment, the Ontario provincial electoral districts are almost identical to the federal electoral districts contained in Ontario, resulting in northern Ontario electoral districts having a considerably smaller average populous compared to the other regions of Ontario. If the average number of people per riding were to decrease to the currently least populous riding (Kenora-Rainy River), there would be approximately ...more »
Some people object to being required to take the oath of allegiance due to violating their religious beliefs or opposition to hereditary privilege. The lieutenant governor, MPPs, justices of the superior courts, appellate courts and provincial courts, staff of the Ontario civil service, including crown appointees, are required to take the oath of allegiance to the queen.
According to this Wikipedia article ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreligion_in_Canada ) which cites the 2011 Canadian Census, the number of people that claim no religion has increased a lot since the 2001 census and it is 23.1% in Ontario and 49.9% in the Yukon! That is not a negligible percentage. It is estimated that 4.9 million Canadians claim to have no religion. If we have that many people in Canada that are ...more »
Eliminate duplication and blatant discrimination. Save money. Historical reasons for separate boards are no longer valid and sorely outdated.