Strong Sustainable Communities

Fixing Ontario Energy Surplus Problem

Currently the Province of Ontario spent over 6 billion sending the surplus of energy Ontario generates to the United States. Although the development and use of renewable sources of energy are important such as wind and solar. Given the increased cost of electricity and the surplus of energy Ontario has this problem needs to be fixed. Technology and infrastructure should be invested in and developed in order to help ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Less traffic congestion, more accessibility to transit, more carpooling and essential infrastructure investment

The communities of the future need to be connected in many different areas. This means that people should only stay in their cars for less than 30 minutes on average instead of the current over one hour to get to work or vice versa. This means that the government should make it easier for people to carpool. Another important area is to build some North-South route which allows for people to get to and from in an easy ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Homes

Homes

We will develop an affordable housing strategy, referring to not only the poor, but to people who find their homes are no longer appropriate to their needs, particularly the aging, but who find that their incomes together with the proceeds from sale of their current homes, will is not adequate to relocate to more appropriate residence.

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Inclusive and Just Society

Prevent municipalities from allowing businesses to stay open on statutory holidays

The Government of Ontario needs to immediately amend any and all relevant provincial legislation to prevent Ontario municipalities from being able to implement bylaws which allow businesses to stay open on statutory holidays.

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/12/17/york-region-faces-criticism-for-being-statutory-holiday-grinch.html

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Inclusive and Just Society

LGBT inclusive text books

Six years ago, California became the first state to mandate that students be taught about the contributions of and trials faced by LGBT people in social studies classes. It remains the only state in the USA to have such a law on the books. Now, after many delays and much wrangling over the details — including a failed attempt to nix the law by homophobic and transphobic conservative groups — state officials reached a ...more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

INCREASING MAXIMUM LIMITS FOR OLD AGE SECURITY (OAS) & GUARANTEED INCOME SUPPLEMENT (GIS)

WHEREAS the number of Canadian seniors over the age of 65 years is set to double ; WHEREAS there remains an ongoing need to ensure that increasing numbers of seniors are not struggling to afford their living expenses, basic needs and experiencing housing and/or food insecurity; WHEREAS the numbers of Canadians who are at risk of poverty will increase with a growing influx of increasingly poor and low income seniors ; ...more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Support NON-PROFITS in delviery of affordable housing

Exempt non-profit housing provider projects (rental or ownership) from government charges and fees. The exemption could apply to : Land Transfer Tax, development charges, building fees, Park land dedications, section 37 charges, etc. Non-profits have consistently proven to deliver the most affordable housing (per government $ invested) and to maintain the quality of their stock better then either private sector or ...more »

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Responsive Government

Deficit impedes government sustainability

There are many wonderful ideas being discussed. But if the government does not start a very serious, and high-priority discussion about reducing both the provincial deficit and the debt, then few of the programs will be sustainable. What will happen is that Premier Wynne's government will be voted out, and the subsequent Conservative government will make cuts. For the Premier to sustain her government and her government's ...more »

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A Culture of Health

ACKNOWLEDGE ‘RACE’ AS A DETERMINANT OF HEALTH

WHEREAS social determinants of health approaches and theories that foreground the link between inequitable distribution of social resources and unfair exposure to health-reducing conditions, have been criticized for ignoring “non-economic”— that is, interpersonal and structural manifestations of racism, that are part of the larger picture of health inequities ; WHEREAS researchers have proposed that racism be seen as ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

PROVINCIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT / POLICING STRATEGY

WHEREAS upon invitation from the Government of Canada, the United Nations General Assembly, Human Rights Council Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent undertook a visit to Canada from October 17th - 21st, 2016 and examined the plight of Black Canadians of African-Caribbean descent; WHEREAS the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, find that Black Canadians of African-Caribbean descent ...more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Give the Carbon Tax Funds Back to Citizens

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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Lifelong Learning

Replace University Tuition Fees with a Graduate Tax

A graduate tax is a method of financing higher education. Students attending publicly funded universities and community colleges in Ontario are charged tuition fees directly by the universities. The amount of the fees is limited by law and the fees can be funded by government-backed student loans issued by a government-backed company and/or private banks. The student loans typically need to be repaid shortly after the ...more »

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