Lifelong Learning

Bring Back Grade 13

The elimination of the Ontario Academic Credit (OAC - Grade 13) by former Conservative Premier of Ontario Mike Harris was a huge mistake that students are still paying for today. Grade 13 was abolished in 1995 by the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Some 40 per cent of students in Ontario high schools dropped out during the four years that the Conservatives spent phasing out Grade 13. Meanwhile, since the ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

All-Day, Two Way GO Service on Milton Line

All-day, two-way GO service on the Milton Corridor is critical to the growth of Mississauga. Outside of the Lakeshore West GO corridor, the Milton Corridor is the busiest. Over 77,000 jobs are located along the corridor and a significant amount of Mississauga's residential population. The line has 6 stops in Mississauga, connecting downtown Toronto to Mississauga and beyond to Milton, one of the fastest growing communities ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Hire Street Outreach Workers for the Homeless

There are approximately 35,000 marginalized individuals experiencing homelessness in Canada every day. They are divided into two distinct groups: those who are temporarily homeless – the transitional homeless – and those who are chronically homeless – living on the streets for more than one year. Each of these individuals lacks both accessible and sustainable resources for health, and safety. More than anything, they ...more »

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Get Big Money Out of Politics

Ontario's political donation limit still too high, warns democracy watchdog

 

Tighter election laws came into force earlier this year with an eye to bringing more transparency and accountability to political fundraising.

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/12/15/ontarios-political-donation-limit-still-too-high-warns-democracy-watchdog.html

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Responsive Government

More Funding for TTC

The subsidy the TTC receives remains the lowest in North America at just $0.78 per ride. The subsidy other municipalities get: • Montreal – $1.16 • Vancouver – $1.62 • Chicago – $1.68 • New York City – $1.03 • Mississauga – $2.21 • York Region – $4.49 If there was money coming from the province the TTC could expand service, keep fares low, it could do a number of things to improve its operation that it just can’t do ...more »

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Cannabis retail outlets in rural communities

So far the provincial government has announced the location of cannabis retail outlets only in large urban municipalities and none in the smaller rural areas. This mean that potential customers either are faced with a long trip to an urban area or getting their recreational cannabis from the existing underground criminal network. This does not protect the quality of the product and does not protect young people in those ...more »

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Add Universal Pharmacare for all Ontarians to OHIP

Canada is currently the only country in the world with a single payer universal national healthcare system which does not cover any and all proscription medications for free at the point of use. Market capitalist economies with strong levels of economic growth and high levels per capita GDP such as G8 countries Britain, Germany, France and Italy all have single payer universal national healthcare systems which cover any ...more »

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Name Blind Resumes

Creating a system, at least within government, if not for all employers so that resumes are not identified by name. It could be an anonymous number attached. That way, there would be no discrimination based on gender, race or culture.

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Inclusive Growth

Highway 69

The OLP promised to four lane highway 69 by 2017 and now 2021. Why is it that you make a promise and then disappear for four years without any project updates.

 

Responsible government means transparency and accountability!

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Include LGBT people in all Government of Ontario Employment Equity hiring practices

Federally regulated private sector industries as well as crown corporations and federal agencies all fall under the Employment Equity Act. Enacted in 1986, the act designates four categories of people who are program targets: women; Aboriginal peoples; persons with disabilities; and members of visible minorities. All of the provinces and territories also have their own Employment Equity policies where hiring practices ...more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Affordable ownership housing

Eliminate current REGRESSIVE development charges from the new housing construction and replace with progressive Development Charge % Rate. Example: in Minister Sousa's home town of Mississauga, a $1.2 million 2 bed condo and a new $350,000 2 bed condo pay the same DC - about $40,000. Works out to a " tax rate" of 3.3% for the family that can afford $1.2m and 11% for the family that can afford the $350,000 unit. A rate ...more »

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Repurpose the Ontario Tree Seed Facility for Urban Forestry in Southern Ontario

For 94 years the Ontario Tree Seed Facility has been an integral part of reforestation in Ontario. In August 2017, the Ontario government announced the decision to close the facility. What has changed since 1923 when the Seed Plant was established to repair the devastation caused by the lumber industry? Today our focus is mitigating climate change, and resilient forests and tree cover are essential to accomplish that ...more »

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