Strong Sustainable Communities

Spots, Culture & Recreation

*Invest in amateur sports and recreation, TVOntario, and democratic culture in Canada. *Increase funding to the Ontario Arts Council, and democratize oversight and administration. *Eliminate admission prices and expand hours and services at public museums, sports and recreation facilities, and art galleries and other public cultural institutions. *Restore and expand music, theatre, and arts programs to all public schools. ...more »

Submitted by (@trevor)

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Inclusive and Just Society

adopting a voting system based on Proportional Representation

Changing our voting system to one based on PR would constitute progressive change that would be welcomed by a majority of Ontarians. If a promise to implement voting reform based on PR is the main plank in the ON Liberal Party platform, many Liberal voters, along with NDPs, Greens, and Conservatives will be happy to re-elect our government. Why? PR is good for all voters, it's good for all parties, and it's good for ...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

Retrofit the 400-series highways with Cat's Eyes

The cat's eye design originated in the UK in 1934 and is today used all over the world. The original form consisted of two pairs of reflective glass spheres set into a white rubber dome, mounted in a cast-iron housing. This is the kind that marks the centre of the road, with one pair of cat's eyes showing in each direction. A single-ended form has become widely used in other colours at road margins and as lane dividers. ...more »

Submitted by (@trevor)

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Fair wages paid in a timely manner.

. I would like to the suggest that companies are to give employees. the option to be paid on a weekly basis. Many families are suffering because they have to wait, for a bi-weekly or bi-monthly check. We should be able to receive money earned, on a weekly basis so our families can survive. Let us earn interest on our earned wages and not have to use our high interest credit cards or high fee pay day loans, for basic ...more »

Submitted by (@mare12291958)

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Responsive Government

Citizen

I find some of the subjects relevant to me and some not. Are any comments and votes forwarded the liberals, hopefully so as I would like my comments and voting on various topics to hopefully make a difference.

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Inclusive Growth

Increased Practical Support for Small Local Businesses

Locally-based service and other small businesses comprise 95% of all businesses in Canada and form the backbone of our economy. Yet there is very little programming in place, research being done is not made practical or communicated to the sector, and help is by no means evenly distributed across the province. There are many simple strategies that could help service businesses innovate, and prevent the high failure rate ...more »

Submitted by (@ready2)

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A Culture of Health

Make Organ Donation Universal with opt-out system

Right now, people in Canada have to register as organ donors to be recognized as a donor. Ontario should move to an opt-out system. The evidence is clear - people are patiently waiting for organs and tissues which could significantly improve lives but many are let down by our current system. There is correlation between countries having a donor opt-out system and having a higher number of organ donations. In "opt-out" ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Redirect EQAO Testing Funds

It is time to get rid of this destructive vestige of the Harris government of the late 1990s. It was implemented to: a) fool Ontarians into thinking that the government was "doing something to improve education". This is a red herring. A one day test does not improve education. In fact, this type of standardized testing has caused significant harm over the last two decades. b) follow the path that had been set in ...more »

Submitted by (@gillianv)

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Inclusive and Just Society

Overhaul the Interest Arbitration System to Benefit Communities, Not Individuals

Emergency services workers – police and firefighters – are valued municipal employees who ensure community health and safety in all Ontario municipalities. Because these essential workers are not allowed to strike, the collective bargaining process relies on arbitration to resolve differences if a settlement cannot be reached. Current inequities in interest arbitration cast a shadow over all collective bargaining with ...more »

Submitted by (@markmackinnon)

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