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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A Culture of Health

Overhaul and increase funding to ADP

I am a disabled Ontarian with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and I have a medical need for a Mobility Scooter to perform my everyday tasks. I am also on social assistance.

I have applied for the ADP program and was denied on my initial application. I currently am waiting for my appeal to processed. The appeal was submitted 3 months ago now. And the original application 6 months ago.

For people without mobility, this means... more »

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12 votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Make the Carbon Tax 100% Revenue Neutral

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Give all of the revenue from the carbon fee back to households. 100% of the revenue from the carbon fee is held in a Carbon Fees Trust fund and returned directly to households as a monthly dividend. The vast majority of households will receive more than they will pay for increased energy costs. This feature will inject billions into the economy, protect family budgets, free households to make independent choices about... more »

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A Culture of Health

A Culture of Health and a Culture of Caring: Why Ethical/Values Based Leadership in Healthcare is so Important Today

I applaud efforts to emphasize health as a collective responsibility, i.e. encouraging citizens to see themselves as active participants in preventing disease and illness and in working in partnership with their healthcare professionals to achieve the best outcome in their health and their treatment.
I believe that values-based (also referred to as ethical leadership) is essential to ensuring that our patients receive... more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

ESTABLISH SPECIFIC EMPLOYMENT EQUITY LEGISLATIVE PROTECTIONS FOR RACIALIZED WORKERS, IN ONTARIO CANADA

WHEREAS according to the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS), visible minorities more often reported experiencing discrimination or unfair treatment than non-visible minorities in the workplace ;
WHEREAS research has found there to be disproportionately high unemployment rates among Black Canadians of African-Caribbean descent, many of whom are forced to take low-paying jobs with little security and poor prospects ;
WHEREAS... more »

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A Culture of Health

Mental health and employment and long-term support

There are people with mental health problems who nonetheless work steady jobs. Often therapy programs are scheduled only during the normal work day, which requires employees to get time off, but employers may be unwilling to allow them to do so. This often means a choice between getting therapy and earning a living and staying on career track.
Mental health programs ought to be offered “after hours” so that patients... more »

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Responsive Government

Make contributions to the Ontario Opportunities Fund 100% deductible against Ontario income tax

The Ontario Opportunities Fund (https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/oof/index.html) was set up in the 1990s, I believe at a time when some people complained that tax cuts were not good and that they would willingly pay more taxes to continue having the same government funded services. The fact that almost no one actually contributes (https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/20/ontarians-urged-to-help-province-pay-off-its-debt.html)... more »

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A Culture of Health

Bill 174, Different Issues should be voted on Separately

Bill 174 takes 3 issues, Marijuana, Tobacco and Vapor Products and regulates them all exactly the same way as if they were all tobacco when in fact they are completely different issues. I am completely for keeping stiff regulations on tobacco to minimize usage however marijuana and vapor products should have their own framework.

When it comes to marijuana it's not like cigarettes, people don't use it to maintain an... more »

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25 votes
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Lifelong Learning

Expanded French Language Training

Not having the ability to speak and work in French can be a major economic disadvantage in certain regions of the Province (East and North).
We want to attract talent to these regions internationally, but also domestically from other provinces and from other, more English-speaking parts of Ontario- but subsidized French language training seems to be only available to new Canadians.
Having more French speakers will better... more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Regulating the Sharing Market

The short-term housing market, and its’ technologically driven business model, is a specific area of the sharing economy that has disrupted the traditional hospitality sector and areas of the housing market. The commercialization of these services creates an unbalanced playing field, in which, homeowners with multiple properties are able to use them like hotel rooms. This should be categorized as unfair, as those utilizing... more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

End Ontario's Breed Ban. Remove all Breed Specific Language in the Ontario Dog Owner's Liability Act.

Ontarian's want fair, just and effective legislation when it comes to our animals. Discriminating and profiling dogs based only on appearance is draconian at best and does not decrease dog bites nor promote public safety. The current ban was pushed forward against all professional advice and evidence shows breed bans do not work. Thousands of good family dogs have been victimized. Thousands of responsible dog owners... more »

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254 votes
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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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88 votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Eliminate stranglehold of Professional Corporations on the Professions

A graduate of a Canadian University with a Bachelor Degree should be able to become a member of the corresponding Professional Corporation to his specialty without need for further examinations and should be able to practice his profession without further interference from the Professional Corporation. Specialization in narrower fields of a profession are based on further University studies and the Professional Corporations... more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

First Nations health

I have worked in far northern Saskatchewan and spent much time in far northern Manitoba. The water in each was spotless. Water from pipes in northern Ontario is dark brown in color (I was there through 2014). This I am sure is negatively affecting the health of First children. We are a proud, awesome province and must urgently prioritize water quality in northern First Nations communities (Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, etc)... more »

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