Responsive Government

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Ban Negative Ads

Not sure if this is possible. Should be a moral choice. Negative ads work sadly, but it lowers the bar for debating real issues. Mudslinging dirties the thrower and receiver... a pox on both our houses.

 

Election ads should be about the party, their ideas, and what they would do, not that the other parties are doing worst. A "lesser of two/three evils" if you will.

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@social.work.mw.2015)

MANDATORY WORKPLACE PENSION PLANS IN ONTARIO, CANADA

WHEREAS research has found that approximately twelve million working Canadians do not have workplace pension plans and Canadians are increasingly unable to save sufficiently for their own retirement ; WHEREAS a substantial proportion of middle-income Canadians without an employer pension plan will face a dramatic drop in living standards during their retirement years ; WHEREAS research data has shown there to be inadequate ...more »

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Inclusive Growth

Submitted by (@trevor)

Raise the exemption level for the Employer Health Tax

The Government of Ontario should raise the exemption level for the Employer Health Tax from $450,000 to $1,000,000 in payroll as this would automatically and immediately benefit small businesses and non-profit organizations to lower their labour costs. They would no longer have to fill out paperwork to apply or wait until they file their taxes. This plan would not create a disincentive for small businesses to grow. It ...more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

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Affordable Housing

In Ontario the middle class is almost extinct. Many individuals work multiple jobs just to afford housing rentals which has skyrocketed. Often individuals and families pay more than 1/2 their income just to rent. I am suggesting tiny home communities be built to assist new graduates, seniors, and low income individuals and families have safe affordable housing. Several cities in the USA have taken this initiative and ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Submitted by (@trevor)

A New Financial Deal for Ontario Municipalities

*Provide full and adequate provincial funding for municipal services such as public transit, public health, housing, childcare, and social assistance.

 

*Return 50% of gas and road user taxes to municipalities.

 

*Abolish the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and replace it with democratic and transparent local instruments for governing municipal land-use and planning.

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A Culture of Health

Submitted by (@russian1)

Cataract care

There should be optometry coverage for all under our health care program. Eyesight is essential. I am especially disappointed to hear that cataract surgery isn't covered unless the cataract has affected 70% of vision. This is not helpful to those whose cataract is positioned in the centre of the eye which would interfere with driving, reading, etc .much earlier. Very costly, especially for seniors on fixed incomes. ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Submitted by (@social.work.mw.2015)

INQUIRY & STRATEGY FOR ONTARIO'S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

WHEREAS Canada does not keep reliable national statistics on kids in care, instead relying on provincial reporting and each province has its own child welfare policy and its own definition of children in care, which may not include other types of out-of-home care, such as care from family relatives (kinship care) or group homes ; WHEREAS racialized and marginalized children, particularly Black children and Aboriginal ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@trevor)

New rules for ride sharing drivers

The Government of Ontario should implement new rules for ride sharing drivers in the province. Ride sharing drivers should be required to undergo police background checks and formal training in things such as CPR - the same

as Taxi drivers are required too.

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Submitted by (@iwasakidoncetoo)

Keep it in the community

I believe any not for profit services should build there own community before moving to another. Community doors should be free to access for any activity, service or event. Less entrepreneurs and students are taking advantage of connecting with their neighbors because of high cost for the use of community centers. These centers should be free access with a percentage based on earning. Many have great ideas however they ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Submitted by (@stated63)

Secondary School Mandatory Credits - Child Rearing

There should be a Mandatory course in Secondary School for all students on the stages of child development and how to support a child in its growth. It should not be a tiny part of the Physical and Health Ed Class. Currently, there are many mandatory courses but none in secondary deal with the stages of child development and how to access community resources for support. Without such knowledge, many children in our society ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Submitted by (@larry.ogden)

Long-term Care Facilities

The government must take a greater role in providing nursing home and other long-term care facilities for needy seniors. Why has this aspect of health care been allocated to the private sector? Currently too many hospital beds are being occupied by persons who don't need that level of care, but there is a shortage of beds in NH & LTC facilities.

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