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A Culture of Health

Ontario's Mental Health Strategy: Have some TEAA (Timely, Effective, Accessible care by Accountable clinicians)

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s recent decision to terminate operations of the Ontario Mental Health Foundation and assume responsibility for related funding will inevitably decrease accessibility thereto. The ministry cites an increase of independent treatment centers as a key incentive for this switch. However, these centers, composed largely of privately practicing clinicians and non-profits, lack cohesiveness... more »

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Freecycling Days!

It is the stated objective of all of our levels of government to encourage the recycling and reuse of manufactured goods.

Yet many municipalities in the Province of Ontario make it illegal to both put out household items to be given away for reuse and make it illegal to take items from the "garbage".

As a result many perfectly reusable household items end up in landfill.

In part our culture of destructive and rampant... more »

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Responsive Government

Improve Inmate Safety

There should be improvements made to inmate safety. Inmates should be housed based on their risk profile. High-risk inmates should not be housed with low risk inmates, especially those that are about to go for bail hearings. When inmates are housed based on their risk, staff can know ahead of time what they are dealing with and that will keep them safer as the units housing high-risk inmates will be equipped differently.... more »

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Mental Health Day Off

Mental health costs the Canadian economy $51 billion per year. A large part of this cost comes from missed work and lowered productivity. Our proposal is to give all Ontario workers a fixed number of days off work, with no penalty and no requirement for a formal diagnosis. This will show Canadians that their mental health is a priority, and reduce the stigma in the workplace, while having the potential to educate employers... more »

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Improve Pollution Laws

Ontario should have tough air pollution standards for the province.

Focusing on the cumulative effects of air pollution in a geographical region, rather than just focusing on an individual facility’s emissions is a good start but more needs to be done.

The provincial proposal is solely focused on benzene emissions in the Sarnia area and benzene and benzo[a]pyrene in areas around Hamilton. Benzene is known to cause... more »

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Lifelong Learning

An Aboriginal Tourist & Educational Agency that Invites the World to Learn & Experience Their Ancient Way of Life

I’d love to see the development of an “Aboriginal Tourist & Educational Agency” that invites people from around the world who want to learn about the Aboriginal people’s ancient way of life and culture through experiential education.

All people, but particularly Ontario’s recent immigrants, school children and visitors, would be enlightened by a visit to Aboriginal historic sites, like Huronia, or Manitoulin Island,... more »

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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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Affordable Cost of Living

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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Increase funding for dental care

The current publicly funded dental care programs need to be more robust with basic, denture care and preventive dental care covered in the OW Adult program. Dental programs should pay the providers enough to at least cover expenses. Investing in properly funded dental programs with essential services covered will improve oral health, decrease barriers to dental care, and decrease health care spending on costly ER visits... more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Access to Education - #AccessEd

Accommodation of students with disabilities is one of the most pressing challenges facing our school boards and post-secondary education providers. The current system is based on legislative and common-law requirements that are often confusing for students and families to access and understand.

This proposal seeks to implement an accessibility standards for education providers across Ontario, including the creation of... more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Support NON-PROFITS in delviery of affordable housing

Exempt non-profit housing provider projects (rental or ownership) from government charges and fees.
The exemption could apply to : Land Transfer Tax, development charges, building fees, Park land dedications, section 37 charges, etc.

Non-profits have consistently proven to deliver the most affordable housing (per government $ invested) and to maintain the quality of their stock better then either private sector or... more »

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COVER ALL MEDICATIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS -REGARDLESS OF AGE

Please cover all medications for Cancer patients, regardless of age. Have a team of professionals, that keep up with the most recent research and developments . To be assured that cancer patients receive medications ,that give them the best prognosis and healthiest lives after treatment. Not the highest profit for companies.

Thank-you

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Reducing red tape for solar

Make solar energy and energy storage widely available for Ontarians help lower their energy bills and support our environment. Reduce financial and regulatory barriers for homeowners and businesses installing rooftop solar, and establish a 60-day service guarantee for connection approvals. Ensure that utilities are only allowed to charge Ontarians what it actually costs to connect their solar systems to the grid, and... more »

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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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Create an uncodified Ontario Constitution

The Constitution Act, 1996 is a provincial Act passed by the British Columbia legislature. The Act outlines the powers and rules governing the executive and legislative branches of the provincial government of British Columbia.

Unlike the Constitution of Canada, the British Columbia Constitution is a regular Act of the legislature and can be amended by a normal majority vote.

British Columbia is the only province of... more »

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