Strong Sustainable Communities

Fixing Ontario Energy Surplus Problem

Currently the Province of Ontario spent over 6 billion sending the surplus of energy Ontario generates to the United States. Although the development and use of renewable sources of energy are important such as wind and solar. Given the increased cost of electricity and the surplus of energy Ontario has this problem needs to be fixed. Technology and infrastructure should be invested in and developed in order to help ...more »

Submitted by (@mjone45)

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Lifelong Learning

Promote Free Speech in Schools.

Since my last idea of similar nature was closed from a moderator whom disagrees with me. I am going to re-post a similar idea in light of resent events at Wilfrid Laurier University. With the amount of professor and courses that promote socialist, Communist, and post-modern thinking. The same cause of the rise of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. That Ontario takes a good look at what students are learning ...more »

Submitted by (@dprime)

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Strong Sustainable Communities

INQUIRY & STRATEGY FOR ONTARIO'S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

WHEREAS Canada does not keep reliable national statistics on kids in care, instead relying on provincial reporting and each province has its own child welfare policy and its own definition of children in care, which may not include other types of out-of-home care, such as care from family relatives (kinship care) or group homes ; WHEREAS racialized and marginalized children, particularly Black children and Aboriginal ...more »

Submitted by (@social.work.mw.2015)

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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 »

Submitted by (@doctorb)

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Responsive Government

Improve the representation of First Nations, Métis Nation & Inuit peoples, all Indigenous people on jury roll, jury panel, jury

TITLE: Improve the representation of First Nations, Métis Nation & Inuit peoples, all Indigenous people on jury roll, jury panel, jury selection with respect to criminal trials, civil trials and Coroner’s inquests. Idea is good, here's one possible solution & rationale. Always more than one solution! What's your solution to the GOAL? One possible solution Create, maintain a voluntary & confidential online Indigenous ...more »

Submitted by (@johndelberthamilton)

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A Culture of Health

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 »

Submitted by (@helenzhang41)

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Inclusive and Just Society

Create a Half Day Statutory Holiday on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve should be established as a statutory half day holiday: from the middle of the the day (12:00 PM EDT), all businesses and government offices would be required to close up shop and pay their employees for the rest of the day (only a few hours). While in the morning businesses and government offices could still open, with workers required to work for a few hours, the rest of the day would be a paid statutory ...more »

Submitted by (@trevor)

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A Culture of Health

ESTABLISH A PROVINCIAL HEALTH EQUITY STRATEGY

WHEREAS the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion identifies the prerequisites for health as peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable ecosystem, sustainable resources, social justice, and equity ; WHEREAS research has consistently made connections between adverse health outcomes and racial inequity ; WHEREAS racialized Canadians experience a range of adverse living circumstances that threaten not only their health, ...more »

Submitted by (@social.work.mw.2015)

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Responsive Government

Education Reforms

The Liberal re-election platform must commit to the introduction of new legislation or regulations to stem the tide of a problem of a rising number of students being “excluded” from the education system under the existing Education Act and outside the existing Education Act within the Safe Schools Act and its Safe Schools Alternative Programs. Thousands of students are kicked out of Ontario schools each year, with educators ...more »

Submitted by (@pfcogan)

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Cannabis retail outlets in rural communities

So far the provincial government has announced the location of cannabis retail outlets only in large urban municipalities and none in the smaller rural areas. This mean that potential customers either are faced with a long trip to an urban area or getting their recreational cannabis from the existing underground criminal network. This does not protect the quality of the product and does not protect young people in those ...more »

Submitted by (@bobernest)

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Inclusive and Just Society

Mandatory Voting

I don't know all the statistics on if it's a good idea or bad. I just feel that it's all our civic duty to vote. Those who say that there's no one they want to vote for; well how about the party and their ideas? Can you vote for that? As well, there's always the option to "decline to vote". Go to your polling station and say you decline. The polling officer marks that down and you're done. At least doing this allows ...more »

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