Sustainable Communities

Water should never be privatized, EVER!

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

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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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Religious Beliefs Should Not Take Precedence Over Human Rights

Currently there are instances where people / institutions can be exempted from some provisions of Human Rights Codes and Charters etc, on the basis that religious beliefs and practices are more important and can trump human rights. This needs to be changed. All of the provisions in human rights codes and legislation must take precedence over religious beliefs. Yes this is not just a provincial issue, but falls under ...more »

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CCAC - Conflict of Interest Re LTC Placement

Capacity Evaluations determining whether or not the individual is capable of making their own decisions regarding long-term care placement MUST be conducted by professionals uninvolved and completely independent from the placement process for that individual. Currently these evaluations are conducted by CCAC personnel. CCAC personnel are not objective, uninvolved nor independent in these placements. Each individual ...more »

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CCAC Accountability Re: Long-Term Care Placement

Re: CCAC Accountability Re LTC placement: 1. Some kind of independent external body needs to constantly monitor CCACs to ensure they adhere to the legislation regarding clients' legal rights and LTC placement. 2. Each CCAC needs an internal officer responsible for ensuring the agency follows the law and respects the clients' rights regarding LTC placement 3. CCACs need to be subject to significant penalties when ...more »

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Overmedication of Residents in Long-Term Care

Sometimes residents in LTC are medicated as a means of keeping them quiet and passive.

 

Is zombie-hood what you want for yourself or your parents if 'living' your last days, months, or even years in LTC is in the future for you or them?

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A Bill of Rights for Children in Ontario

Ontario's children cannot count on our Conservative federal government for adequate protection of their rights: "The federal government's tough-on-crime agenda is "excessively punitive" for youth and is a step backwards for Canada's child rights record, says a United Nations group. "The UN committee on the rights of the child has finished a 10-year review of how Canada treats its children and how well governments are ...more »

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Sincere accountability for persons with disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has identified a need for doctors to end their stigma against persons with mental health and addictions. The Ministry of Health needs to be held accountable for implementing a strong policy to end this. Doctors should not be allowed to violate human rights while the government looks the other way. Alcohol addiction is a disability. Persons with this disease currently must wait 6 months ...more »

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Setting Seniors Aside on a Shelf Is a Mistake

The expectation that people should retire at 65 (unless the person is incompetent or incapable) is a big mistake. Warehousing or segregating old folks into residences, treatment, facilities, programs and so on, is a big mistake. Society as a whole, not just seniors, has suffered an enormous loss of knowledge, information, experience, compassion, respect etc by our current ...more »

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Eradicate Homelessness in Ontario

I have yet to research the different strategies to solve this serious social problem. But I think there has to be action. Whether it is a top down or bottom up strategy, we need to have a policy to combat this.

 

If you agree please suggest some ways in which this could be done.

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Fair for all and proper use of taxpayers' $$$

The goverrnment should not be allowed to dismiss discrimination or use taxpayers' money to do so. Deb Matthews is turning a blind eye to discrimination in transplant hospitals and paid lawyers to bury the HRTO case that challenged this policy. This is not fairness or justice.

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