Affordable Cost of Living

Submitted by (@drew0392)

Eliminate Property Taxes

Let's get rid of property taxes and replace them with a mix of increased income and sales taxes which would be more progressive, fairer and less divisive. Currently the main source of municipal revenue is property taxes. This presents a lot of problems, both for the city and it's residents. First of all, property taxes hit seniors hardest! Just because you own a valuable piece of property does not mean you are well ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@trevor)

Protect the identity of all those charged with a crime and/or provincial offence - unless they are convicted

I believe that the Government of Ontario should immediately pass legislation which would prohibit any organ of the province and/or its municipalities (i.e., police departments, court systems, government bodies, ect.) from making the identity of anyone charged with a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada (i.e., murder, assault, theft, fraud, drug possession, ect.) and/or a provincial offense (i.e., speeding, drunk ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Submitted by (@bonniecrombie)

All-Day, Two Way GO Service on Milton Line

All-day, two-way GO service on the Milton Corridor is critical to the growth of Mississauga. Outside of the Lakeshore West GO corridor, the Milton Corridor is the busiest. Over 77,000 jobs are located along the corridor and a significant amount of Mississauga's residential population. The line has 6 stops in Mississauga, connecting downtown Toronto to Mississauga and beyond to Milton, one of the fastest growing communities ...more »

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Responsive Government

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Raising Revenues Through New, Fair And Progressive Sources

Ontarians know good government isn’t free. But they expect their government to use public dollars to ensure that they are getting the basics right: a health care system that keeps people healthy, an education system that helps everyone succeed, and a social safety net that helps people when they need it. Big, profitable corporations and those at the top will contribute their fair share. Regressive taxes and user-pay ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@doctorb)

Fair pay or compensation for Jury Duty

Jury duty is an obligation that many people try to get out of - this is bad in a system where people are to be judged by a jury of their peers and those serving incur sacrifices. Jury duty pay rates should be increased - no pay for the day you show up, but the rates below are too low and if someone is below the poverty line can mean they might not be able to pay rent or avoid going into debt: Those persons selected ...more »

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Inclusive Growth

Submitted by (@pickeringuxbridge)

Technology and economic and social disruption

With sweeping advances in technology and machine learning which continue to accelerate the growth in automation, how does this impact most people’s lives in terms of purpose. The success of any strong society is determined by the amount of purpose that is engrained within each person. Without purpose, hopelessness becomes the more encompassing trait with all its negative outcomes such as a less compassionate society and ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

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

MANDATORY WORKPLACE PENSION PLANS IN ONTARIO, CANADA

WHEREAS research has found that approximately twelve million working Canadians do not have workplace pension plans and Canadians are increasingly unable to save sufficiently for their own retirement ; WHEREAS a substantial proportion of middle-income Canadians without an employer pension plan will face a dramatic drop in living standards during their retirement years ; WHEREAS research data has shown there to be inadequate ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@legrady)

Defending privacy

Roomba, an autonomous vacuum cleaner, has begun selling maps of customers homes to third parties. What would give a corporation the right to sell information about customers' homes? What reason might there possibly be for a vacuum cleaner to upload maps of the home in which it operates? There is no possible benefit to the user in having the corporation know the layout of the users' home, it is mere invasion of privacy. ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Submitted by (@trevor)

Provincial Housing Crisis

The Ontario Liberals should commit to building at least 350,000 rental, social, co-op, and owner-purchase homes "through partnerships" over 10 years to deal with Ontario's growing housing crisis which is seeing even those individuals who are gainfully employed full time - unable to afford to rent - much less own a home in many parts of the province. Increasing the supply of housing is the best way to make housing more ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

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Left-Lane Only for Turning or Passing

Ontario is one of the few places in the world where there is no law specific to improper left-lane driving. Driving in the left lane at less than the normal speed is more than just annoying - it’s dangerous. Like British Columbia and 45 of the 50 US states, we need the Highway Traffic Act modified to state that the left-lane should only be used for turning or passing. “Keep right except to...”

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@trevor)

Lower the Voting Age to 16

There seems something immoral and unjust to me about allowing young people to work, pay income tax and drive a car as well as operate a speed boat by the age of 16, but not to give them a say in how our province is operated. They can contribute to the provincial economy but have no say in how their taxes are used. They trusted to drive heavy and potentially deadly vehicles as well as operate hazardous machinery from the ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@catherinesoplet)

Create a "Learn-to-earn-Tuition" Citizen Apprenticeship tutor hub model in municipal public libraries.

NOTE: This policy idea to create a Citizen Apprenticeship tutor hub and develop a three-year pilot project in a Mississauga public library was submitted to Common Ground workshop held by Mississauga East - Cooksville riding association on December 16, 2017. https://twitter.com/Soplet/status/942433405211480066 An Inclusive and Just Society uses an equity lens to drive remedies for prosperity which result in poverty reduction. ...more »

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