WHEREAS, billions of electricity dollars are being contracted for new electricity generation; and WHEREAS, Ontarians are making significant investments in electricity generation by providing public land, a public grid and a regulated price structure that is designed to ensure electricity generation is profitable. Yet, Ontarians ...more »
GO Transit now reaches Barrie, we need this extended to reach Sudbury, currently the options to go from Sudbury to Toronto are Air (very expensive, and requires you to drive 40 mins away from Sudbury core to the airport. The other option is to drive or take the bus, which isn't the most efficient mode of transport. The current rail link goes a round about way and has weird timing, leave at 1P.M. and takes 7 hours to get ...more »
Canada's largest employer is the Agricultural sector but our lands are at risk by quarry pits and urban sprawl. We need an act today protect our Agricultural sectors and watersheds for the long term because farming and food production is Ontario's leading economic driver and in the age of climate change, food production and source water protection will be more and more valuable to Ontario in the days ahead. To insure ...more »
TeleHealth is Northern Ontario should not be cut but be kept open to better service the people of the north and other rural areas of the province. We deserve the same services as voters in the south.
I would suggest having an Ontario Transit Policy with funding from sales taxes, development fees, and other sources. I would develop public transit in cities but also in towns. Likely there are towns like North Bay, Guelph, and Kenora that have young people who can find work because they don't have cars. Retirees might also like to move there because of the lower cost of living and if they didn't have to pay the added ...more »
Far North Ontario: http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/FarNorth/2ColumnSubPage/266506.html consists mostly of aboriginal communities and is full of natural resources. I propose creating a council - something like a Territorial Legislature, but, with less power - elected by those who live there, who can focus development and revenues to the communities that need them most. Ontario's far northern aboriginals are among ...more »
According to MiningWatch Canada, remote mines are required to pay 50% less in royalties to Ontario compared to non-remote mines, and new remote mines are permitted a 10-year tax holiday. Considering that northern Ontario is overrepresented in the provincial and federal legislatures, mining should receive as few subsidies as possible.
Simply put, the priorities for Northern Ontario are far different than Southern Ontario. I pulled the following info from Wikipedia: NORTHERN ONTARIO Area Total=802,378.67 km^2 Population (2011) • Total 732,914 • Density 0.9/km^2 SOUTHERN ONTARIO Area Total =139,931 km^2 Population (2011) • Total 12,118,805 • Density 86.4/km2 By these points alone, it should be apparent that very few in the north will ever feel ...more »
Snowmobiling has been part of the rural Ontario lifestyle for over 40 years. Contributing about $1.2 billion each winter to the provincial economy, it is also a vital economic and social driver for Ontario. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) operates over 40,000 kilometres of trails in Ontario, and relies mostly on volunteers. For every kilometer of trail, it costs local snowmobile clubs about $412 to ...more »