Campaign: Education

School Safety

Hundreds of children go missing in every year while leaving numerous parents and communities in grief and fear. According to statistics 35 % went missing from schools, youth centers, and other institutions. Since safety and security are the primary and most important public goods, and since it would be against moral values and principles of us as Ontarians and Canadians to neglect and disregard the disturbing trend of ...more »

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Campaign: Education

Don't Send Kids Around In 'Safety Bubbles'

While keeping kids safe is all fine and dandy, I feel like things are starting to go just a BIT overboard, particularly in our school system. For example, in my high school, if you are playing badminton in the gym, you're required to wear goggles of the sort you would wear in the wood shop, because god forbid someone gets a relatively slow moving (particularly at our level of play) blunt plastic birdie to the eye. Additionally, ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Vary School Zone or other Speed Limits by time and day

Why should the speed limit in a school zone be low at night, when the kids are home in bed? Or on a school holiday? The province should allow cities to set lower or higher speed limits during specific periods of time or on specific days... with electronic signs, the speed limit can be changed accordingly. Even better would be to allow the police to reduce speed limits at times when road conditions are clearly bad - ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Neighbourhood Revitalization and Development

Our low-Income neighbourhoods experience increase in income inequality; challenges to the social fabric of the community; decreases efficiency of social institutions; high rates of unemployment and underemployment; increasing risks of depression - mental health issues; lower school graduation rates; increase in crime/organized crime rates; deterioration of housing and general quality of life. Therefore, we should urge ...more »

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

Safe Lanes for Self Driving Cars/Trucks

As the technology for self driving cars is developing it will be necessary to create protected areas for the technology to be used safely, initially on long haul drives (400, 401 highways). But by working to create safe routes (where there is additional infrastructure - camera's, markings, signage, seperation from pedestrians where appropriate, wireless infrastructure etc) the intial kinks can be worked out and provide ...more »

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Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Require Live Evacuation Drills for Nuclear Plants

Given that much development has occurred in the decades since Darlington and Pickering nuclear plants were first constructed. Prior to committing upwards of $40 Billion to extend the life of Darlington and Pickering, OPG should conduct a live evacuation drill for those who would be impacted in the event of a catastrophic nuclear emergency.

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

"FIltering" and "Lane-splitting" for motorcycles

http://www.laneshare.org/ http://rideapart.com/2013/01/rideapart-24-why-lane-splitting-is-awesome/ As it’s practiced in California, lane-sharing offers a way to reduce congestion by creating an additional lane for motorcyclists to use when traffic is stopped or slow moving. It conserves energy in two ways. First, it keeps the motorcyclist and other traffic, to a lesser degree, moving. A moving vehicle is more energy ...more »

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