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Affordable Cost of Living

Alternative to higher minimum wage

I agree that our present minimum wage does not meet the needs of those earning it. I do not agree with a rise to this. And my reasons are because 1. Their income will be too high to qualify for assistance with child care, subsidized housing etc. 2. Cost of Needed prescriptions, eye glasses, dental care etc will still need to be their burdon at 100%. My suggestion is this: Have all employers provide each worker... more »

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A Culture of Health

Disease prevention must become a priority. It remains the missing piece of Tommy Douglas' vision for healthcare.

Currently we have a "illness" driven system of healthcare. I would like to see a prevention focus in Ontario.
Suggestion: Establish a "Ministry of Chronic Disease Prevention." This includes both mental health and addictions and physical disease prevention and would bring together the most analytical minds across the province to evolve prevention approaches. This would set our province apart not only here in Canada but... more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Regulating the Sharing Market

The short-term housing market, and its’ technologically driven business model, is a specific area of the sharing economy that has disrupted the traditional hospitality sector and areas of the housing market. The commercialization of these services creates an unbalanced playing field, in which, homeowners with multiple properties are able to use them like hotel rooms. This should be categorized as unfair, as those utilizing... more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Wind Turbines

Cancel all Wind Contracts in rural areas that do not want them, especially Prince Edward County and Amherst Island. If you do not do this - and PEC can be cancelled this month with only a small penalty - you will lose the next election. Your best hope of re-election is to admit the mess hydro is in, cancel the expensive and unnecessary wind contracts and pledge to protect rural communities and reduce hydro costs. This... more »

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Lifelong Learning

Mandate Consent Education in School Curriculum

Mandate Consent Education in School Curriculum

A woman is sexually assaulted in Canada every 17 minutes. Ontario has the opportunity to develop and implement innovative curriculum that addresses the monstrous gaps in the health education of both boys and girls.

Got Consent? is a popular campaign on university campuses across Canada, but the average university freshman is 18-19 years of age upon entering university... more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Community hubs

Encourage non-profit organizations to cohabitate in local community hubs. Provide financial incentives for similar health care related or youth-oriented NGOs to co-locate and share operational resources. Sharing overhead costs would free up resources

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Inclusive and Just Society

Tax Reform

Remove all tax loopholes (that would be any financial vehicle allowing for the redistribution of cash to avoid paying tax on it in the province of Ontario) for individuals and corporations; raise taxes on those individuals earning more than $300,000 and raise taxes on all corporations. It is time for the wealthy and corporate entities to pay their fair share.

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Inclusive Growth

Aiir Ship RetIurn

I feel we should adjust regulations around the use of hydrogen and helium ... in airships to enhance transportation in the north where there are fewer roads to enable access to remote communities like reserves ...
With reduced shipping from ice roads In the added expense of airplane travel With limited cargo space. Airships are a reasonable response but are prevented from being developed due to regulations that are outdated... more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

DEVELOP CRIMINAL LAW POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOTH PROVINCIAL & FEDERAL APPLICATIONS RE: ALL FORMS OF CYBER CRIMES

WHEREAS the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, in its Preamble states that crime has a harmful impact on victims and on society;
WHEREAS the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, in its Preamble states victims of crime and their families deserve to be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect, including respect for their dignity;
WHEREAS the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, in its Preamble states it is important that victims’... more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

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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odsp

currently, people on O.D.S.P. are getting in the neighborhood of 1200.00 per month my bachelor apartment is 566 per month odsp only pays 479 per month for shelter thus the rest comes out of our food budget. you don't need a pilot project to know that increasing the amount per month is the right thing to do !!

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Responsive Government

Deficit impedes government sustainability

There are many wonderful ideas being discussed. But if the government does not start a very serious, and high-priority discussion about reducing both the provincial deficit and the debt, then few of the programs will be sustainable. What will happen is that Premier Wynne's government will be voted out, and the subsequent Conservative government will make cuts. For the Premier to sustain her government and her government's... more »

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A Culture of Health

Build More Hospitals

The Province of Ontario needs to build more hospitals - particularly in the Greater Toronto Area which is currently experiencing explosive population growth - to deal with the overcrowding crisis.

The City of Toronto alone brings in over 100,000 newcomers each and every year in addition to natural population growth.
No other municipality in Canada has such ongoing and sustained population growth.

I believe that the... more »

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