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Responsive Government

Drug and alcohol testing for all Ontario government employees. Such as MPP and OPP.

I believe in order to have a safe Ontario those running the province should be of sound mind. Drug and alcohol abuse does not allow for one to have a sound mind. With either interval or randomized drug and alcohol testing this will help keep the people honest who run this province. This gives citizens the peace of mind that people in authority are of sound mind. While giving MPPs and OPP officers accountability.

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Inclusive and Just Society

Include LGBT people in all Government of Ontario Employment Equity hiring practices

Federally regulated private sector industries as well as crown corporations and federal agencies all fall under the Employment Equity Act. Enacted in 1986, the act designates four categories of people who are program targets: women; Aboriginal peoples; persons with disabilities; and members of visible minorities. All of the provinces and territories also have their own Employment Equity policies where hiring practices... more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Ontario OAS

The Old Age Security pension (or OAS or OAS-GIS) is a taxable monthly social security payment available to most Canadians 65 years of age or older with individual income less than $114,815. As of September 2017, the basic amount is $583.74 per month.

OAS quite often literally means the difference between a life of poverty in old age and being able to put food on the table for millions of Canadian seniors - especially... more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Create Half Day Statutory Holiday on Christmas Eve

While I support more full day paid statutory holidays (at least one more) in Ontario to put us on par with provinces such as Saskatchewan, Quebec and British Columbia - employers do tend to balk at the idea of more full day statutory holidays as well as ones during times when unofficial holidays do not exist. Therefore, since many employers in Ontario already give their workers Christmas Eve day off - coupled with the... more »

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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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Lifelong Learning

Sabbaticals

Introduce legislation enabling people to stop work, without losing their positions, as often as once every five years, to do full-time study at university, college, or in the trades, in any chosen area. Employers would be required to permit the absence, and may provide incentives for a particular course of study but may not require taking that course of study. Subsidies for study would be the same as for anyone in the... more »

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A Culture of Health

MAKE SEXUAL EXAMINATION KITS /RAPE KIT TESTS AVAILABLE ACROSS, ONTARIO, CANADA

WHEREAS sexual assault examination kits are used by medical personnel when examining victims in order to properly collect and deliver DNA evidence to a forensic laboratory, whereby testing can establish proof of the assault and the assailant’s identity ;

WHEREAS access to rape kit equipment varies provincial and territorially, with some hospital health care staff having to call Mounties to bring in the equipment ;

WHEREAS... more »

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4 votes
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A Culture of Health

Doctor's Note - School Policy

School boards need to abolish the policy of asking for doctor's note when a student is sick. If a parent writes a note, this should suffice. I have a Grade 9 child this year entering high school, I think this policy is ridiculous as it wastes the GP's time to just see a patient for a note. Yet, the doctor will charge the Ontario gov't for seeing that patient (all because of a flu). This also frees up the doctor's time... 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 »

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239 votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Permit municipal gas tax for public transit

Montréal, Vancouver and Victoria impose 3¢/L, 17¢/L and 3.5¢/L municipal excise taxes on gasoline, respectively, to fund public transit. This results in more compact land use (resulting in lower cost to provide government services), makes active transportation and public transit more competitive, reduce the pressure to use fares, sales, income or property taxes to fund transportation, and reduce air and noise pollution... more »

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Responsive Government

Jobs Automation Strategy

Job losses will be inevitable as automation technologies advance further. The Government of Ontario should develop a comprehensive strategy to address this issue in its infancy. This strategy could include the establishment of education grants or subsidized tuition for recently laid off workers in need of retraining and a guaranteed universal income study. Cross government and private sector collaboration would also... more »

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29 votes
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Inclusive and Just Society

Justice for Ontario's Indigenous People

The Canadian state was established through the genocidal colonial theft of indigenous lands, including the unceded traditional indigenous territories of Ontario. During next year's election,
I believe that the Government of Ontario should implement the following policies to help achieve true reconciliation and justice:

a) Full recognition of inherent indigenous title to all unceded traditional territories.

b) Provincial... more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Kitchener-Guelph GO Transit Rail Shuttle

GO Transit should implement a frequent, all-day, rail-based service that connects Kitchener GO in Waterloo Region to Guelph GO. This idea would enable connectivity between two rapidly growing regions, supporting job growth, sustainable development, and the movement of people.

This idea could be feasible based on the following:
- Metrolinx already owns the tracks between Kitchener and Guelph
- Stations already exist... more »

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35 votes
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