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Currently, there is a grand total of one (1) road that connects Ontario to all of western Canada; this is the Trans Canada where it crosses the Ontario-Manitoba border. It is a small 2 lane (one each direction) highway. This puny road is all that ties the two halfs of our country together. A single disaster could take it out of service. Build a new connection to Manitoba, no less than 100KM north or south of the existing ...more »
Hold elections for vacant Senate seats in the Parliament of Canada.
It would be up to the Legislature as to what method to use (province-wide, senate ridings, etc)
Too often the debate about better transportation is framed as Buses vs Cars.
Enough of that. It's 2013 and in the 1950's, Premier Frost was able to build both the Subway and the 401, at the same time.
We need to support better Transportation at all levels, transit and road.
Most people can not name their own city councillor. They go election to election riding on their incumbancy and escaping accountability due to limited media coverage.
Fix this by allowing municipal political parties so that voters can vote out the entire group of people doing a bad job of running a city rater than just the public mayor or a few top councillors.
Force the government, by law, to balance the budget unless we are in dire economic circumstances. While not required - Supporting this idea does not mean you support all or any of these, only, that they might be helpful in making it work - 3 ideas we could tie to this are: 1 - Automatic cuts to spending 2 - Automatic increases in taxes 3 - A share of surpluses going into a "savings" account (like Saskatchewan does) to ...more »
The simplest way to do this is to make a (short) list of places where you can work without being paid and ensure that this is being followed province-wide.
This means anyone who is paid by the government, from Bureaucrats, to TTC drivers, to Policemen, to Firemen, to MPPs, to the Premier, to Cabinet, to Welfare recipients, to anyone who gets money from the government; all would have their money indexed to Inflation. Any increase would require an independent bill in the Legislature, not tied to or including anything else. NOTE: Increases in any of these CAN be passed prior ...more »
Split off the core* of the city of Toronto to form a new municipality. Policies that work at King and Bay do not work nearly as well in Rexdale and Malvern. If we plan to have a successful province we need to ensure it's economic engine is running properly. To do this I propose a new municipality consisting of only the "Core" downtown areas of Toronto, where all the biggest bank towers are. *Defined as: South of the ...more »
Another one from the Crazy ideas pile: Allow Citizens to submit questions (picked at random) for Question Period in the Legislature.
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 »
Everybody knows when things go wrong for Nuclear, the environment suffers. People forget that when things go RIGHT for Coal/Gas etc that the environment suffers. Nuclear is more carbon friendly than Hydro.
Sorry Scarborough, Sorry North York, but you don't have the demand for Subway lines.
We need to focus our resources on a DRL, and along Eglinton, and on more North-South capacity. No more pandering to voters with ideas for Subways that are as pointless as the Sheppard line.