Campaign: Fair & Just Society

End Ontario's Breed Bans. Remove The "Breed Specific" Language

Thousands of innocent family dogs have been victimized. Thousands of responsible owners have been & are unjustly & unfairly profiled! Ontarians want fair & effective legislation that improves public safety and reduces dog bites, not a ban pushed forward against all evidence and professional recommendations. Institute breed NEUTRAL laws that will remove the focus on a dogs appearance ...more »

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Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Lower electricity bills by cooperating with Quebec

By better using or even expanding our existing electricity system connections with Quebec, we can use low-cost Quebec water power (4 cents per kWh) to help meet some of Ontario’s power needs. This would be far cheaper and safer than rebuilding our aging nuclear plants (19 - 37 cents per kWh). Ontario needs to learn its lesson from a long history of nuclear projects that have seen massive cost overruns and delays, and ...more »

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Campaign: Open Government

Full Year Government

When speaking of teachers, politicians and the public often refer to teachers only working 9 months out of the year. Yet the Members of Legislative Authority (the MPP's) work fewer days of the year.

 

MPP's should work full years and only have the same vacation time as all other public sector employees. They should further be required to attend Queens Park for at a minimum of 200 days of the year.

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Campaign: Sustainable Communities

GO Transit Rail Service for Orangeville

Let’s get cars off of the road and trains onto the track. Let’s make a Union Station-Orangeville GO Transit Rail Service a reality. Often referred to as a “bedroom” or “gateway” community, Orangeville is home to 30,729 residents, and is the largest town in Dufferin County. Connecting Orangeville to the GTA is a lightly used rail line, which should be used for a GO Transit Rail line. Currently, Metrolinx has planned ...more »

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Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Northern Ontario - Rail Link

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 »

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Encourage the spending of "dead money"

Former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney said in August 2012 that there was 500 billion dollars of "dead money" that corporations and businesses across Canada are just sitting on! I would rather see this money spent improving the economy and creating jobs across Ontario rather then see this money sent back to the shareholders. The government must have incentives, tax breaks or some other carrot they can dangle in front ...more »

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Encourage Growth in Smaller Communities

To help encourage growth is smaller Ontario communities, have all new Canadian Immigrants choose to live in a community/village/town/city that has a population of less than 60,000. This will help diversify Ontario multiculturalism and will help curb a seeming trend of Canadian Immigrants flocking to the larger cities. Have the primary address, for each person/family that would fit this regulation, remain at that address ...more »

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Campaign: Education

Students and Money

I am a college student and I plan on going into several more programs before I start my career and I think that the money that students have to pay is outrageous. The tuition fees are way to high and should be lowered across the board for college and university students in Ontario. We should also have more access to OSAP since right now it's only available to people 4 years out of high school. Also, no matter if your ...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

ONTARIO AUTONOMISM

I believe that one of the best ways for the Ontario Liberal Party to win the next Ontario provincial election, would be to adopt an overall "Ontario First" approach to its relations with the Government of Canada, which has proved to be very popular in other Canadian provinces. Specifically, the Ontario Liberal Party should adopt the ideology of provincial autonomism, which would seek to balance the needs of Ontario along ...more »

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Increase Funding for the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs

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 »

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