Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@legrady)

abandoned products and services

Companies are using modern 'digital' laws to trap customers into single-source products and services, and abandoning them once public interest drops from it's peak. Imagine if your Ford automobile would not work with non-Ford products. You would have to buy Ford tires, Ford windshield wipers, Ford brakes and spark plugs. Gasoline, windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid would come in boxes with a digital chip that was protected ...more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Submitted by (@trevor)

Universal Childcare Programme

*Build a provincial system of universally accessible and quality public childcare, free of charge.

 

*Introduce 24-hour childcare, for parents who work shift schedules or who have personal/family emergencies.

 

*Raise wages for childcare workers and require ECE certification.

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Responsive Government

Submitted by (@pickeringuxbridge)

Citizenship

Effective Citizenship Engagement In our democracy, it ought to be possible for the citizen who informs himself or herself about the issues and systems that affect them, their families, their friends, and people whom they don’t know personally, to be able to turn to government (when it seems appropriate), and ask questions and provide suggestions, with every serious expectation of due attention and response. ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Submitted by (@aaronf) and 1 other

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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Strong Sustainable Communities

Submitted by (@cheerphil)

Build healthcare infrastructure within the community

The goal of building strong sustainable communities applies strongly to our ultimate community anchor: our hospitals. Healthcare institutions are major employers. As patients, we use them when we are at our most vulnerable, so their location is a critical part of the planning process. We cannot afford to approve greenfield hospital infrastructure beyond established neighbourhoods. Our communities are aging, and outside ...more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Submitted by (@carole.watson)

Time of day energy

As a senior on a pension, I am home during the day. That means that during the peak electricity period, I have lights on, make meals, etc. etc. I do my laundry on weekends, try to make my dinner after 7 p.m., but I really feel that time of day pricing penalizes pensioners. Perhaps a tax rebate would equalize this problem.

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Lifelong Learning

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Forgiveness of Student Debt

The Ontario government has implemented many initiatives that have made post-secondary education more affordable and attainable for current students. However, those who have graduated with high debt as a result of these programs not being in effect during their post-secondary career are burden with significant financial burden. These graduates are now in a position to choose between paying down student debt and saving ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@trevor)

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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Affordable Cost of Living

Submitted by

Ending Precarious Employment

The review of workplace standards has not gone far enough. Too many of our citizens are under or precariously employed. Time limits on temporary work should be imposed and very short, not longer than 1 month. Ratios of full to part time should be imposed favouring full time employment. Benefits packages that employers can buy into should be centrally developed and made mandatory.

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Responsive Government

Submitted by (@doctorb)

Fix the Megacity disaster that Mike Harris created - reform government in Toronto

It has been 20 years since Mike Harris forced the Megacity amalgamation on the City of Toronto - the costs savings never materialized and the city is governed poorly compared to the old Metro model. Going back and recreating the old 6 cities and boroughs doesn't make sense, but we need to reform the council structure and governance. Prior to 1997 there were 107 politicians - es everything from the police and transit ...more »

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Responsive Government

Submitted by (@elainey69)

Open, Transparent, and Early Consultations

When having any Ministry consultations to ensure the Town Hall meetings occur early making them more open and transparent to everyone, real Ontarians. Also by having these in multiple languages can help those who are not fluent in English or French to understand and contribute.

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