Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Forget Keystone XL and bring Canadian Oil to Ontario!

Bring our Oil, Affordable Fuel Prices, and Jobs to Ontario! Canada is a net exporter of gasoline. Yet, Ontario imports billions of liters of fuel mostly from refineries in Quebec and the US. Moreover, Ontarian middle class families pay much more at the pump than do our neighbours. Canadian crude production is expected to double in the next decade. While Canadian companies are ready to build expensive Keystone XL pipeline ...more »

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Campaign: Education

Formal Apprenticeships

Ontario should introduce formal apprenticeship programs in all areas (e.g., trades, service industries), with a clear progression from apprentice to journeyman to master. Young people, working at a an apprenticeship salary (not for free) would be trained---in the work place---by "master craftspeople" (working at an apprentice salary), but would also need to qualify (e.g., passing some type of practical and/or theory ...more »

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Strengthen Innovation in Ontario

The Government of Ontario, should continue to support efforts that seek to cluster the worlds of science, business, industry and education in order to strengthen innovation. We have been quite successful in many areas such as life sciences (Toronto) and technology (Waterloo). We need to ensure that existing clusters remain strong and grow, while promoting growth in other sectors. Innovation needs to become a key component ...more »

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Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Free Wi-Fi

Why doesn't the Ontario Government use the copper phone network it already owns to build wi-fi transmission towers in the province and provide the service free to all Ontarians? This would be a boon to industry, education, etc.

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Manufacturing in Ontario

Manufacturing is the engine that drives the Ontario economy, contributes to the GDP, creates sustainable long term jobs and drives corporate tax growth. Our manufacturing industry is primarily export driven. The things that have brought this down over the last 10 years are the high Canadian dollar and free trade deals that were poorly written and not to the benefit of the Canadian manufacturing industry. We need to give ...more »

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Campaign: Education

The Hearn Power Plant - Museum of Industry

Toronto only has one major museum (the ROM) dedicated to mainly antiqueties. It would be great to build a large industry (trains, planes, space, power generation, farming, factory, transit, etc.) museum in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Hearn Power Plant (the old coal plant) is in the heart of the port-lands, and is sitting unused and mostly gutted - used as a film set for the last few years. It is one of the largest ...more »

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Campaign: Education

An Ontario Museum

This province has a rich and vibrant history that should be celebrated and showcased! This museum could cover topics such as the original native peoples that lived throughout Ontario, the first european explorers, the history of Upper Canada, the War of 1812, immigration settlement, rebellions, our road to confederation, our economy, our resources, industry and commercial successes, our culture and traditions, there is ...more »

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Eliminate the northern industrial electricity rate

Industrial activity which occurs in northern Ontario pays less for electricity than industrial activity which occurs in "southern" Ontario, costing the Ontario government approximately $100 million/year. This discourages conservation measures and decentralized energy generation.

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Health Awareness Concert

Similar to Toronto ROCKS concert to combat SARS fears in Toronto. Ontario needs a Health awareness concert to show the world that we have the healthiest and most productive workforce and we are continuously working on improving the Health and Well being of our citizens. This will also provide Tourism and much needed boost and awareness to the Health Food and Meal replacement Industry We should have all the different ...more »

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