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Post-Secondary Students pay Tuition & Fees and expect to go to scheduled classes. When they are unable to attend due to strikes, picket lines, or work-to-rule, their pro-rated tuition and fees for such classes should be reimbursed through a fund equally funded (50%/50%) by the Bargaining Agent (College, University, and/or Provincial Gov't) and the Union. In the case of Public and/or High School days cancelled due to ...more »
Continuing improvements in automotive emission technology; and the ongoing scrappage of older model cars; has rendered this Program obsolete and unnecessary. It is nothing but a pain in the butt for those poor souls with older cars looking for a license sticker renewal; and the equipment itself is badly need of upodate because it hasn't kept pace with automotive product offerings. It is nothing more than a cash grab ...more »
Government should be content to collect the legislated sales and excise taxes on beer, wine, and spirits. But setting minimum prices for products is not something that Government should engage in. As long as alcohol sales are restricted as present (LCBO, The Beer Store, & some Boutique Shops), suppliers of product should be able to determine their desired individual selling prices. This should give us "Buck a Beer" ...more »
Unemployment is way too high, and there are far too many new/young teachers in the group. Similarly, many Pension Plans (including the Teachers' Fund) are on an unsustainable path and will need to be modified through a combination of higher premiums, lower benefits, and/or higher retirement ages. To help with all of the above, retired teachers should not be offered; nor be allowed to accept any part-time position, full-time ...more »
The Employee Health Premium and both levels of Surtax should be incorporated into the Tax Brackets on a REVENUE NEUTRAL basis. The present system of basic tax brackets, two levels of surtax, and six levels of Employee Health premium are confusing and needlessly complex. Adjustments to the Basic Personal Exemption may be required to properly accomplish this simplification.
My experience is that people respond to a crisis as long as there is shared sacrifice and everyone participates. We MUST have a broad and thorough voluntary Public Sector Wage Freeze for at least two years. Anyone drawing a paycheque from the Provincial Government, directly or indirectly, must participate. All elected officials should lead by example....by voluntarily accepting a modest pay CUT until the budget returns ...more »
Annual Government Budgets and updates as well as bills with spending implications are often slanted and/or biased to put the governing Party in the best possible light. There should be a Legislative Budget Officer (similar to the Federal Parliamentary Budget Officer), non-partisan and independent of the Legislature, to analyze and comment on the accuracy and implications of Legislative Financial Releases.
The first $200 of annual charitable contributions attract a provincial tax credit of only 5.05%. Contributions above the threshold attract a credit of 11.16%. The credit should be revised so that all donations receive the 11.16% credit. This will particularly benefit lower income small donors and will encourage help for many charities trying to help the most vulnerable in our society.
Recognizing that the cancellation of Slots @ Racetracks was a mistake ultimately putting 25-50,000 out of work, the Program should be reinstated immediately as it was to preclude further job loss and upset - and then all affected parties (Gov't; OLGC; Racing Community; Municipalities) should work collaboratively and with haste to improve and perfect the Program for everyone's benefit....including the Taxpayers of Ontario. ...more »