(@trevor)

Affordable Cost of Living

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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(@doctorb)

Lifelong Learning

Solve skills shortages - increase training and admissions instead of relying on immigration

Ontario spends a lot to educate our kids and anyone who wants to gets skills or education. Yet we seems to have shortages of certain skills or training that never get addressed - we do not have enough doctors, but there is no shortage of people who want to become doctors, instead the shortage is because of the lack of slots in medical degree programs and in hospital internships needed for a license. The federal immigration... more »

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(@trevor)

Inclusive and Just Society

Create a Public Banking Sector in Ontario

Many Ontarians feel that the banking sector is in urgent need of reform, and some would even go so far as to favour the nationalization of some or all of the Big Banks. This, however, is a constitutionally federal matter and cannot be done, in part or whole, by a provincial government. In an effort to offer an alternative to the Big Banks - the Government of Ontario should recreate the publicly owned Province of Ontario... more »

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(@social.work.mw.2015)

Inclusive and Just Society

ESTABLISH COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT & PAY EQUITY LEGISLATION FOR RACIALIZED CANADIANS IN ONTARIO, CANADA

WHEREAS federal employment equity legislation is estimated to cover only 6% of the Canadian workforce and in turn, the breadth of the Employment Equity Act is quite limited, as the vast majority of employers fall outside its jurisdiction ; WHEREAS research has found that Canadians of colour in every province experience higher unemployment, under-employment rates and lower incomes , forcing many to take low-paying jobs... more »

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(@karenelainefaith)

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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(@trevor)

Inclusive and Just Society

Hire Street Outreach Workers for the Homeless

There are approximately 35,000 marginalized individuals experiencing homelessness in Canada every day. They are divided into two distinct groups: those who are temporarily homeless – the transitional homeless – and those who are chronically homeless – living on the streets for more than one year. Each of these individuals lacks both accessible and sustainable resources for health, and safety. More than anything, they... more »

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(@pickeringuxbridge)

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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(@trevor)

Strong Sustainable Communities

Purchase a police helicopter for Toronto

The Government of Ontario should purchase of a police helicopter for the Toronto Police Service (TPS). I believe its absurd that the City of Toronto with a population of over 3 million people does not have its own police helicopter, and has had to request to assistance of the one currently owned and operated by York Regional Police on countless occasions. York Region as a whole has a population of just over 1 million... more »

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(@yaqubian)

Inclusive and Just Society

Access to Education - #AccessEd

Accommodation of students with disabilities is one of the most pressing challenges facing our school boards and post-secondary education providers. The current system is based on legislative and common-law requirements that are often confusing for students and families to access and understand. This proposal seeks to implement an accessibility standards for education providers across Ontario, including the creation of... more »

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32 votes
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(@pickeringuxbridge)

Inclusive Growth

Pensions

Change legislation, particularly the Pension Benefits Act, and regulations, to ensure that retirees under all categories of plans will receive all contracted benefits, with none to be sacrificed to investors or other employer purposes, whether the employer continues or is put in protection, or is wound up.

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(@doctorb)

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 »

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Lifelong Learning

Make French Immersion Programming Fully Available To Bilingual Families

Under the French Languages Act, it states that individuals who speak French have the right to also learn in French. But what happens when a child has one parent who speaks French, and one who speaks English? Should those children not have the right to learn in both French and English? French Immersion programs offer this ability, but many have limited spots with the majority of spots going to English only speaking families.... more »

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(@social.work.mw.2015)

Inclusive and Just Society

DEVELOP CRIMINAL LAW POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOTH PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL APPLICATIONS RE: DEGREE AND DIPLOMA FRAUD

WHEREAS Canadians lives are put at risk, by individuals with fraudulent, phony or fake credentials; WHEREAS " The impact of fake degrees is twofold...They devalue legitimate degrees that people spend years and thousands of dollars earning. More importantly, professionals like engineers, [social workers], and health-care workers who lack the proper skills and expertise can put the public [and vulnerable persons, such... more »

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