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Restore illegally removed father's names back onto birth regs

From 1960 to 1980, unwed father's names were illegally removed/omitted by the Ontario government. Many parents were illegally denied the right to name the father despite the law at the time allowing them to. Father's gave their consent. Many of these people are Aboriginal adoptees who were wrongly taken from their families. The UN has now asked the Ontario government TWICE to restore these names of adoptees as it affects ...more »

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Ban Electric Prod Use in Animal Farming, Transport & Slaughter

Electric binary prods used on animals (any) are the equivalent to using a taser on humans, and should be banned. Not only are they cruel and inhumane, their use is known to be illegal and a crime against humanity (their extreme voltage/use violates the rights of "all animal objects", which include all living animals, of which humans are included) -- we must hold those in power and authority accountable to their own rules ...more »

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Don't let the SPCA seize and euthanize dogs that are loved

We should amend the OSPCA Act to require that any shelter in Ontario that wishes to euthanize a dog, has the permission of it's attending veterinarian or it's owner. The SPCA is required to get the consent of a veterinarian, but for whatever reason, they seem to be writing a lot of blank cheques recently. A woman named Gianna Tramontin left her 16 year old Husky in the backyard with some water and went to work. The ...more »

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Restore 'the Weekend' for working people

Why should office workers be the only ones to benefit from regular weekends? Let's give all employees a weekend. I suggest: 1. - permanent employees (full or part-time), with few exceptions, be entitled to 2 consecutive days off per week in companies that operate more than 5 days a week. 2. - one of those two days must be a Saturday or Sunday, i.e. employers can designate (or employees can choose) Friday/Saturday; Saturday/Sunday ...more »

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Extend Parental Leave to 52 Weeks

Danish families receive a total of 52 weeks of parental leave. Denmark has been identified as the happiest country in the world. UBC Economics Professor John Helliwell: “The top countries generally rank higher in ... six key factors .. (which are) ... split evenly between concerns on a government- and on a human-scale. The happiest countries have ... a large GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy at birth and ...more »

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