Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Remove the $75Million Liability Limit on Nuclear Operations

The current Nuclear Liability Act came into effect in 1976 . The act sets a limit of $75 million in liability for operators of nuclear power generating facilities that has not been updated since.

 

Ontario should require Bruce Power & OPG to be fully liable for all costs.

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Full Cost Accounting for Nuclear Operations - paid when consumed

With approximately 65% of our electricity coming from Nuclear it's time to bust the myth of "cheap nuclear" electricity. According to the OPG annual report, they sell nuclear power for $55.85/MWh whereas according to their filings with the Ontario Energy Board the Cost of Production from Pickering is $65.86/MWh. - The annual impact? A loss of Over $200million per year. Clearly Pickering is not a self sustaining operation ...more »

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Prohibit sale of electricity at prices below cost of production

It is well documented that on occasion Ontario has paid other jurisdictions to take our surplus electricity. Given that Nuclear Power is by far the largest source of electricity in the Province and that each and every kWh of nuclear electricity generates a toxic waste stream with a legacy that lasts upto 1million yrs OPG must not be permitted to export electricity without recovering an appropriate disposal fee to pay ...more »

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $14 PER HOUR

Ontario's minimum wage which has been frozen for years at $10.25 per hour, urgently needs to be increased to $14 per hour. This issue resonates everywhere we go. You cannot survive on $10.25 when all the other costs of living have been going up. The minimum wage needs to also go up. The minimum wage should be raised to $14 and then tied to inflation and cost of living indexes. According to Statistics Canada, more than ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Pedestrian Right of Way Laws

Immediately change the highway traffic act to prioritize pedestrians. The Province of Ontario is the last jurisdiction within Canada that does not provide pedestrian priority at crosswalks that lack a traffic light or stop sign. As a result, many cities refuse to paint crosswalks where pedestrians cross roads, and cars refuse to stop where they do exist, forcing people to make unsafe dashes across roads. This adversely ...more »

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Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Build a vision of a Sustainable Ontario

The promise of creating a sustainable society is well-established these days. However, there is no vision of what that might look like. The only that does exist is a rather vague sense of the need for increased energy efficiency, minimizing waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These are all necessary, but wholly insufficient. It would be amazing to engage Ontarians in a substantive, ongoing process that generates ...more »

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No Ontario Property Tax Exemption for Churches that Discriminate

Churches that discriminate against LGBT people by not granting them the same services as everyone else, including marriage ceremonies or Churches that discriminate against women by not allowing them to be Priests should get no tax exemptions.

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Campaign: Jobs & Economy

CRACK DOWN ON AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT

While the Ontario’s Human Rights Code, amended the definition of age to include employees who are older than 65 back in 2007, widespread discrimination against older workers, typically those over the age of 50 years old, but sometimes even against those in their 40's, continues to be a sad reality in the Province of Ontario. Not only are older workers quite often pushes into retirement and denied promotions, ect; they ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Fair for all and proper use of taxpayers' $$$

The goverrnment should not be allowed to dismiss discrimination or use taxpayers' money to do so. Deb Matthews is turning a blind eye to discrimination in transplant hospitals and paid lawyers to bury the HRTO case that challenged this policy. This is not fairness or justice.

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