Affordable Cost of Living

Food Security

You may have recently read in the news about Walmart throwing out perfectly good/edible food because they couldn't sell it... or some other reason that doesn't make sense. Laws should force companies, farmers, or anyone creating and/or distributing food, to prevent food waste. These "near due dates" foods should be sent to food banks, instead of being thrown away. Or, to find a way to have them create pickup times at... more »

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(@joedeschenessmith)

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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(@social.work.mw.2015)

Inclusive and Just Society

PROVINCIAL EMPLOYMENT EQUITY STRATEGY

WHEREAS federal employment equity legislation and the breadth of the Employment Equity Act is quite limited ; WHEREAS research has shown that Canadian women are disproportionately more likely to be employed part-time than Canadian men ; WHEREAS research has found that Canadians of colour in every province experience higher unemployment, under-employment rates and lower incomes ; WHEREAS according to the 2009 General... more »

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(@doctorb)

Responsive Government

Make political parties accountable, not controlled by elites - enshrine the rights of party members

When the British parliamentary system first developed, there were no political parties - there was merely those who were part of the government and the King's ministers, and those who were left outside. This was true in Canada until the 1920 where essentially the opposition was only one group as opposed to there being formal parties including fringe parties - in effect, the MPs elected the PM, and the opposition MPs... more »

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(@trevor)

Affordable Cost of Living

Cap ATM Fees at 50 cents per transaction

The Government of Ontario should cap any and all ATM transactions fees at a maximum of 50 cents per transaction.

It is not uncommon for Bank ATMs to charge users $2 per transaction and those

ATMs found in convenience stores - especially in low income areas - to charge even more. This is blantent corporate greed and highway robbery of Ontarians -especially low income individuals.

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(@trevor)

Affordable Cost of Living

Free Parking at Ontario Hospitals

The Ontario Liberal Party should commit to making parking at all Ontario hospitals free of charge for patients, visitors and staff. Parking charges at Ontario hospitals cost on average $2.50 for each half an hour and $15 per day. I believe that this places an unfair and unnecessary burden on families, patients and even hospital staff who do not always have their parking validated as employees of the hospital. This is... more »

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(@schmidtmic)

Strong Sustainable Communities

Clear Signs for Electric Vehicle Charging

To lessen people's fear of Range Anxiety the citizens of Ontario need to be able to find places to charge their cars. Electric Car Charging needs to be more visible. The gov't of Ontario should promote a standard\consistent Sign (Image, Font, Colour) that identifies where you can charge your electric vehicle. Note: Commercial chargers could still market their brand but they'd need to display or include this Sign... more »

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(@fishinlad)

Responsive Government

ELECTION ACT REFORM

Behaviour of candidates during the electoral process in the U.S.A. was reprehensible! Disagreement among candidates and members of the voting public is to be expected. Civil (and even heated debate) is fair ball. But, let's debate the issues--I want money spent on health care and you want it spent on education--OK, let's talk it out--advantages and disadvantages, costs and benefits! Let's not get down into the gutter--no... more »

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(@finarda)

A Culture of Health

Access to Chronic Pain Management including Life Saving and Quality of Life Giving neurosurgeries for rare diseases

Whether a person lives with Chronic Pain from a hereditary condition like EhlersDanlos Syndrome and either of its comorbid conditions where life saving treatments and quality of life giving surgeries may be required, or if they live with acquired Chronic Pain, as a disease in its own right, there are gaps in access to care that go well beyond surgical treatments. The federal government is not recognizing chronic pain... more »

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(@doctorb)

Inclusive and Just Society

Ontario Pension Fund - Quebec has the QPP, Ontario should have the same.

Quebec has its own pension fund - this lets it have higher retirement savings than other provinces, and therefore higher benefits for retirees. In addition, the QPP is a means of Quebec controlling its own economic destiny - it can invest to promote Quebec and ensure that companies it invests will in turn will help to invest in Quebec's future. As a have province, Ontario would benefit and not have to convince other... more »

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(@amintalha)

Responsive Government

End the monopoly of TARION

Copy of an e-mail I sent to my MPP: "I would like to add my voice to those demanding the end of TARION's monopoly of new home warranty in Ontario. I am a graduate architect, a certified PMP and was building houses for most of my practical life. TARION is acting as a government of it's own; they require certification and impose very intrusive conditions on builders to administer their warranty program. It is not their... more »

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(@knetecam)

Affordable Cost of Living

Support Construction of Privately Funded, Publicly Sold Apartments

Home prices and rents are rising across Ontario, and are putting huge pressure on the affordability of living in the province; in major urban areas costs are completely out of control. I am proposing a for-profit program with a guaranteed return of 5% for investors, which will cover its own costs, and put significant downward pressure on the current cost of condos and apartments in urban areas. This program will involve... more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Foreign Ontarian Buyers Tax

I've notice (during my hosing hunt), that a lot of condos in Toronto are actually own by people not living in Ontario (let alone Toronto). If we have a foreign buyers tax, why not something similar for people buying/selling homes who don't even live in the province? Homes, condos, apartments, etc. should first and foremost be for living... NOT investments to make money. Priority for home ownership should be for residents... more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Establish A Global Fund for Climate Research and Development

Climate Change is a real threat to the globe, in the present and progressively worsening unless we act. However, the popular approach, low-carbon based economy, proposed by the Paris Treaty is quite failing and falling short of the task at hand. An alternative approach based on Research and Development is far more effective with no side effects, to the contrary this approach is stimulating to the economy as it opens doors... more »

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(@trevor)

Inclusive and Just Society

Create a Public Job Agency

Many job placement agencies are predatory and increasingly pervasive, and yet there is no effective mechanism to connect unemployed people with work. Therefore I believe that the Government of Ontario should establish a non-profit crown corporation placement agency that connects people directly to jobs in their communities and in their field of expertise or interest. The Government of Ontario running a not-for-profit... more »

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