Responsive Government

Mandatory voting for all Ontario provincial and municipal elections

I believe that compulsory voting is a generalised view that democratic election of governing representatives is the responsibility of citizens, rather than a right afforded citizens constitutionally to nominate representatives.I believe that voting is a civil responsibility on par with taxation, jury duty, compulsory education and/or paying child support. In my view, by introducing an obligation to vote, all citizens ...more »

Submitted by (@trevor)

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Responsive Government

MANDATORY CHECKING OF SEPTIC SYSTEMS ON LAKEFRONT PROPERTIES

We can help with the battle against climate change by ensuring that septic systems (particularly, but not only, on lakefront properties)are operating properly. Oh, I've heard the argument that "we've had a septic system all our lives and we know when it is not working". They (the self anointed experts) made the same claim in North Frontenac Township and, upon checking, 41% of the septic systems were found to be deficient. ...more »

Submitted by (@fishinlad)

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Lifelong Learning

CPR & AED Training in Schools

CPR training should be mandatory and AED's should be readily available and required in all schools. In the case of cardiac arrest, every second counts. It's fatal if no quick actions are taken within minutes. There's power in community—bystanders need to be ready to help save lives. Everyone should be trained to give effective chest compressions and know how to use an AED. About 60 per cent of cardiac arrests happen ...more »

Submitted by (@sendparamedics)

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A Culture of Health

Doctor's Note - School Policy

School boards need to abolish the policy of asking for doctor's note when a student is sick. If a parent writes a note, this should suffice. I have a Grade 9 child this year entering high school, I think this policy is ridiculous as it wastes the GP's time to just see a patient for a note. Yet, the doctor will charge the Ontario gov't for seeing that patient (all because of a flu). This also frees up the doctor's time ...more »

Submitted by (@yawney2)

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Responsive Government

Drug and alcohol testing for all Ontario government employees. Such as MPP and OPP.

I believe in order to have a safe Ontario those running the province should be of sound mind. Drug and alcohol abuse does not allow for one to have a sound mind. With either interval or randomized drug and alcohol testing this will help keep the people honest who run this province. This gives citizens the peace of mind that people in authority are of sound mind. While giving MPPs and OPP officers accountability.

Submitted by (@dprime)

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A Culture of Health

Make Organ Donation Universal with opt-out system

Right now, people in Canada have to register as organ donors to be recognized as a donor. Ontario should move to an opt-out system. The evidence is clear - people are patiently waiting for organs and tissues which could significantly improve lives but many are let down by our current system. There is correlation between countries having a donor opt-out system and having a higher number of organ donations. In "opt-out" ...more »

Submitted by (@sendparamedics)

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Go train east

How does the GO train stop in Oshawa. The routes north and west are way longer. Thousands drive in from Cobourg and port hope every day because there is only one Via rail in the morning that gets downtown around 10am. That’s not working hours. The people to the east are severely short in their GO service compared to the rest of the Greater GTA.

Submitted by (@bluejayguy7)

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Protect the Pickering Lands

Recognize the importance of local and sustainable food and recognize the importance of protecting eco-sensitive lands within the GTA, we call upon the government of Ontario to oppose the development of an airport in Pickering and instead promote the protection of the farmland, watersheds, and natural habitats of the remaining Pickering Lands, including Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt lands, as an agricultural preserve ...more »

Submitted by (@progright)

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Build the Highway 400-404 Link

South Simcoe County and northern York Region are rapidly growing, and traffic problems are only getting worse. We need to design, fund and build the long-awaited Highway 400-404 Link, formerly called the Bradford Bypass. This 16-kilometre highway would connect the Highway 404 extension north of Queensville Sideroad in East Gwillimbury to Highway 400 north of the 8th Line in Bradford. This is a vital piece of infrastructure ...more »

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Responsive Government

Audit of all Tax Breaks

A full, in depth review of the tax breaks created in Ontario should be preformed to see if they are indeed making a difference. No individual person or group should be given a tax break over everyday white and blue collar Ontarians, unless they can prove they are making a substantial benefit to Ontario. I don't mind paying more taxes so poor people don't have to if they're actively trying to help themselves get to the ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Double the post-Ontario community college strike compensation cap

With community college students back in school, Ontario has announced two major compensations for students. While it is a good start, many students will be overlooked. Following the end of the five-week college strike, the Government of Ontario announced two offers of compensation to community college students: a full tuition refund or $500. Students who do not wish to continue their semester will receive a full tuition ...more »

Submitted by (@trevor)

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A Culture of Health

Mandate 40km/h or less in all residential areas

As our urban areas are increasingly made up of large condo towers, former industrial areas have now become primarily residential. As a result we have new residential neighbourhoods where the speed limit is too high (50 or 60 km/h) which is unsafe and unsuitable for pedestrians and cyclists. The maximum should be no more than 40km/h.

Submitted by (@torontite)

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