Both government bills and private members' business can be reinstated in the Commons, however this is not so in the Provincial Legislature. As this occurrence is becoming utilized more recently as a popular political tactic that wastes time, funds and energy and is no longer practical or cost effective. If bills have passed 2nd reading they should be able to be reinstated and put forward for final vote. This would ...more »
"Unpaid Internships" represent a serious threat to a healthy economy for a number of reasons: 1. They eliminate good jobs by providing free labour 2. They create inequality, since only those who are able to work without compensation are able to participate in these "unpaid internships." 3. They are a source of fraud, since companies often promise future incentives to interns, but never deliver. 4. They cause an ...more »
Currently, there is no mandatory course in Ontario that offers a basic legal education. Yet every Ontario resident will be exposed to the law at one time or another either when they move into their first apartment, buy their first house, sign an employment contract, or maybe divorce,etc. Knowing more not only eases the process but helps to take away the intimidation factor of our highly complex legal system. The Ministry ...more »
According to a Justice Herman, in a Ontario Court of Appeals case, "the law does not have to be wise". THIS needs to change! If judges are not using wisdom in their decision making in the courts, especially at the Court of Appeals level, what are legal decisions being based on? Ontario's Judges should be required to use "Wisdom" AND "Common Sense" when making decisions.
Tougher laws for drunk driving, animal abuse, assault and other driving offences. Install more red light cameras.
Invoke a law that stipulates that Ontario Provincial Police require to, each, give at least one positive reinforcement "citation" to a citizen caught doing a good deed per week. These "citations" could be good for a free donut at Tim Hortons. It would be cheap, show police are not always responding to "bad" situations and will help break down barriers with the humour invoked by giving out donuts. This may also help ...more »
I had to drive my wife to and from work with our infant son in the back for two years, increasing traffic congestion, all because my wife was not allowed to drive alone to her job. Total nonsense.
Bob Rae installed photo radar on provincial highways to catch speeding vehicles, as a more efficient means of catching individuals who were breaking the law (tough on crime) compared to the use of Ontario Provincial Police officers. Mike Harris removed them.
Tinted windows decrease the capacity to identify drivers of vehicles in potential crime cases. Quebec apparently vigorously enforce tinted windows regulations.
Mike Harris made the presentation of Ontario Health Insurance Program cards mandatory to receive health care coverage by the province allegedly to reduce fraud. Based on my knowledge, the costs of this change exceeded the costs of the fraud being committed, and an underground economy has allegedly emerged of lending or selling the non-photo OHIP cards. Progressive Conservatives allegedly oppose bureaucracy.