Inclusive and Just Society

Lower the Voting Age to 16

There seems something immoral and unjust to me about allowing young people to work, pay income tax and drive a car as well as operate a speed boat by the age of 16, but not to give them a say in how our province is operated. They can contribute to the provincial economy but have no say in how their taxes are used. They trusted to drive heavy and potentially deadly vehicles as well as operate hazardous machinery from the... more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Foreign Ontarian Buyers Tax

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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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A Culture of Health

Professionals from outside Canada

It is disheartening to hear of Ontarians with dire medical needs having to travel to the USA for help. Many times it is because of lengthy waits for surgery or to be seen by a specialist. Quite often, time is of the essence!
We've all heard of the cab driver who used to be a doctor back in his home country. Ontario and Canada pride themselves as among the most desirable places to live, work, and raise a family. Yet,... 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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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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Affordable Cost of Living

Increase in Our Pensions.

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Pensioners have worked hard, long shifts, etc. As single parent, a job on it's own. I strongly believe our pensions should be raised for comfortable living expenses. Pensioners don't have medical insurance, dentists, glasses, etc. these are needed health related, we must pay out of our pensions. Taxes should be omitted, we paid our share.

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Improvement of highway 174

Highway 174 east of Ottawa was dumped by the province to the city many years ago. Still today both are fighting to see who will take responsibility for the rehabilitation of the road.

Residents are the ones suffering from the lack of a proper road and consequently very fre businesses have set grounds in Orleans.

In the meantime the city continues to approve residential developments bringing more and more residents... more »

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A Culture of Health

Developing a Culture of Health

This idea is about wellness or healthy living. According to a recent national study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, “The prevalence of stress in primary care is high; 60% to 80% of visits may have a stress-related component” [1, references at the end]. Ontario findings may be no different.
Stress is a behavioral problem. It results from our lack of deep acknowledgement of our unseen common ground leading... more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Protect the Pickering Lands

Recognize the importance of local and sustainable food and recognize the importance of protecting eco-sensitive lands within the GTA, we call upon the government of Ontario to oppose the development of an airport in Pickering and instead promote the protection of the farmland, watersheds, and natural habitats of the remaining Pickering Lands, including Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt lands, as an agricultural preserve... more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Abolish Victimless Crimes

A victimless crime is an illegal act that typically either directly involves only the perpetrator, or occurs between consenting adults; because it is consensual in nature, there is arguably no true victim.
Examples of these types of crimes include possession of illegal drugs, prostitution and atypical sexual behavior (between fully consenting adults).

While illegal drug possession and prostitution are largely federal... more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Tougher Provincial Gun Control

While gun control in Canada is largely regulated by the Government of Canada by way of the Criminal Code of Canada -
I believe that the Province of Ontario could and should be doing more to curb gun violence which is on the rise in this province.

No one can legislate human folly. But if we can take action to prevent such events, we should, even with the limited tools accorded to the provinces where criminal justice is... more »

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A Culture of Health

ESTABLISH A PROVINCIAL HEALTH EQUITY STRATEGY

WHEREAS the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion identifies the prerequisites for health as peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable ecosystem, sustainable resources, social justice, and equity ;
WHEREAS research has consistently made connections between adverse health outcomes and racial inequity ;
WHEREAS racialized Canadians experience a range of adverse living circumstances that threaten not only their health,... more »

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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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