(@trevor)

Affordable Cost of Living

Progressive Tax Reform

Enact progressive tax reform based on ability to pay, to shift the tax burden onto corporations and the very rich. * Restore Ontario’s corporate capital tax, which provided over $1 billion per year until it was eliminated in 2010. *End market-based property tax assessment (“Current Value Assessment”) and remove education from the property tax. *Introduce wealth and inheritance taxes on estates over $1 million. *Eliminate ...more »

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9 down votes
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Inclusive and Just Society

Improve laws surrounding protection of domestic, livestock and wild animals

Overhaul the laws overseeing protection of animals in the province. Fund wildlife rehabilitation centres. Fund SPCA facilities to protect lost pets. License dog breeders. License cats and require that they be kept indoors. Ban or extremely limit the use of animals in product testing or health or drug experimentation. Improve conditions of livestock and animals raised for food from birth to slaughter. Revisit and ...more »

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92 votes
110 up votes
18 down votes
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(@drew0392)

Inclusive and Just Society

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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73 votes
131 up votes
58 down votes
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(@trevor)

Affordable Cost of Living

Create An Oil & Gas Ombudsman

With gas prices in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area averaging $1.05 a litre and well over $1.30 a litre in most of Northern Ontario - it is high time the Government of Ontario started protecting Ontario consumers by establishing an oil & gas ombudsman. Even residents who do not own a motor vehicle will feel the effect of the gas price hikes as the cost of food as well as consumer products go up - as a direct result ...more »

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(@larry.ogden)

Strong Sustainable Communities

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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1 down votes
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(@pfcogan)

Inclusive and Just Society

Stop Incarcerating our Indigenous community!

For every Indigenous victim of violence this country creates another Indigenous prisoner. Presently in Canada within our the Indigenous communities Indigenous people are two to three times more prevalent to become victims of petty minor crimes in comparison to the general population. The number of Indigenous people in prison currently is nine times higher than their numbers in the general population (Three Per Cent). ...more »

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5 up votes
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(@doctorb)

Affordable Cost of Living

Buy existing apartment buildings for affordable housing, instead of building new buildings

Toronto and other cities have a large stock of rental apartment buildings built from 1950 to 1980 - increasingly these buildings are occupied by people in poverty Most "affordable" housing projects the province and federal government fund are new buildings - these buildings are expensive and only 25%-30% of the units are actually subsidized and the rest rent at market rates. Meanwhile CHMC provided low interest mortgages ...more »

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(@doctorb)

Responsive Government

Mandatory 10 year review of municipal ward boundaries

There was just an OMB hearing of ward boundaries for Toronto - the City had not reviewed the boundaries in 17 years, since 2000, and some wards were nearly double the population of other wards. Federal and provincial riding boundaries are automatically redrawn every 10 years - the federal boundaries are done after the census, and the Ontario boundaries are done once the federal boundaries are determined. There needs ...more »

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12 votes
13 up votes
1 down votes
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(@doctorb)

Responsive Government

Ranked Ballot - make it mandatory for municipal elections

The provincial government has made it optional for municipal councils to adopt ranked ballot for election of council or mayor. Only London has passed a law to implement ranked ballot. The province should require that ALL municipal elections should be by ranked ballot - people choose and rank up to 5 names. The current system favours incumbents - so of course they do not want to implement a system that might hurt themselves. ...more »

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(@edenbande)

Responsive Government

pension plans

defined pension plans which are paid by employees as well the employer in Ontario are guaranteed by the provincial government as was the Sears plan. It was administered by the company under the rules from Queens Park It was to be totally .funded by the company but the Govt. changed the rules at some point allowing the Company to only fund 80& and now at closings that is all the money there s to pay retirees,

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154 votes
176 up votes
22 down votes
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(@wpeter2011)

Strong Sustainable Communities

Offer Incentives to Companies with employees workign outside 9-5

We can expand highways all day long and it will never be enough. An accident on one side slows down the other side anyway. Expanding highways is an anti-green approach and is terribly costly. But the real problem has never been a lack of infrastructure rather that we all try to go to and from work at the same time. My idea is that there would be incentives for each hour your employees work outside of 9-5. IE .50 cents ...more »

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4 votes
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(@danmatten)

Affordable Cost of Living

No provincial tax for seniors with yearly income under $ 30,000

Seniors with a yearly income under $ 30,000 shall not pay any provincial taxes. Ontarians that worked all their lives shall not live in poverty in Ontario. we need to take care of our seniors because they are our parents and soon it will be us. By not charging provincial taxes for seniors with a yearly income under $ 30.000 we help to improve the level of net income for our seniors. Rather than charging provincial taxes ...more »

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106 votes
114 up votes
8 down votes
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(@suvanna)

Responsive Government

Government Support for Ontario

We need better funding for Ontario Schools and Colleges. I would like to see better funding for our Ontario Hospitals. We are going to need planning and funding for Long Term Care Facilities/Homes. Make sure Ontario is getting the funding it needs!

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60 votes
69 up votes
9 down votes
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(@jkhbeattie)

Lifelong Learning

Do Right By Part-Time Students

It’s time to explore the possibilities of funding students who seek to upskill, develop professionally, and pursue higher education. The reasons for taking on school or training in a part-time basis are numerous and reasonable: - Working while pursuing further studies can have a reciprocally powerful effect; one stays current in the research thereby becoming more effective in their work, and builds a critical lens for ...more »

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80 votes
101 up votes
21 down votes
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