Open Data is the idea that non-personal data that is collected by the government should not be sold back to Ontarians, but rather given out freely. It would allow data to be shared freely without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. What should also be encouraged is the sharing of this data in open data formats. Ranging from budgets to economic reports, rather than using closed data formats ...more »
Ontario deserves the most skilled and efficient government. Therefore, we need to transform our civil service into a modern personnel system with:
- market salaries;
- performance based pay;
- promotions and layoffs based on performance rather than on seniority and patronage;
- and a hiring system based on qualification (not patronage).
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 »
Much like industrial revolution a century ago, the connection revolution (which the internet has enabled) will destabilize every industry. The very best way to coupe with these changes is for the province of Ontario to aggressively invest in internet infrastructure, focused mainly in the GTA. Toronto's internet service speed is lagging behind the developed world. Ridiculously, we also pay highest rates in the world for ...more »
For far too long, the majority of Canadians have been absent from politics and there is no exception within Ontario. There are many reasons Canadians have shown disinterest in politics. Some feel that there opinion doesn't mean anything in the political world. They feel that whether they make their opinions heard or not, it will have no affect in regards to governmental decisions. Others are so fed up with the system ...more »
A long long time ago when people defined the PURPOSE (why it should exist) of Government there were no political parties. Political parties appeared in the late 1700 and early 1800's. Do they really serve ALL peoples? Have they outlived their usefulness?
What PRINCIPLES should all political parties adhere to when making decisions on behalf of ALL peoples?