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Charge employers for use of sick notes that result in unnecessary visits to the doctor.

Often employers seek sick notes for employees needing a sick day as proof of illness, this practice often results as a tax on the sick as doctors notes are not covered by OHIP, but as well for many short term illness that are 1-3 days long that do not warrant medical intervention. This practice is no doubt a burden upon our healthcare system and working people of this province for the sole reason of employers not placing... more »

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Ban GMO Food

Ontario and Canada should follow the route of Europe where GMO foods are banned and we should start with GMO labeling and to also ban Monsanto products so that Canada can have fresh food free of biotechnology and cross-breeding and pesticides and herbicides. This is the best path to get the best quality products and so people can be truly healthy. Another important step for Ontario to follow is getting away from big box... more »

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Mental Health Day Off

Mental health costs the Canadian economy $51 billion per year. A large part of this cost comes from missed work and lowered productivity. Our proposal is to give all Ontario workers a fixed number of days off work, with no penalty and no requirement for a formal diagnosis. This will show Canadians that their mental health is a priority, and reduce the stigma in the workplace, while having the potential to educate employers... more »

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Disease prevention must become a priority. It remains the missing piece of Tommy Douglas' vision for healthcare.

Currently we have a "illness" driven system of healthcare. I would like to see a prevention focus in Ontario.
Suggestion: Establish a "Ministry of Chronic Disease Prevention." This includes both mental health and addictions and physical disease prevention and would bring together the most analytical minds across the province to evolve prevention approaches. This would set our province apart not only here in Canada but... more »

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Overhaul and increase funding to ADP

I am a disabled Ontarian with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and I have a medical need for a Mobility Scooter to perform my everyday tasks. I am also on social assistance.

I have applied for the ADP program and was denied on my initial application. I currently am waiting for my appeal to processed. The appeal was submitted 3 months ago now. And the original application 6 months ago.

For people without mobility, this means... more »

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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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End Forty Years of Deinstitutionalization of Psychiatric Services

The deinstitutionalization of psychiatric services connotes an event that took place through the late 1960s and early 1970s,
when many psychiatric hospitals and inpatient beds were closed and psychiatric inpatients were discharged into the community.
However, the deinstitutionalization of psychiatric services has in fact been continuous for the past 40 years. The idea
that deinstitutionalization is a completed event... more »

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Remedying Health Care Professional Shortages for Aboriginal Communities

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development should be given a mandate to implement measures which are designed to promote the education of more Aboriginal Health Care Professionals in addition to reducing the influence of the unique cultural, financial, and geographical barriers faced by prospective Aboriginal Health Care Professionals.

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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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Telemedicine: Digital Innovation to Expand Access to High-Quality Health Care

Ontario needs to make telemedicine a core part of how health care is delivered in this province. Telemedicine expands care to people who cannot access it, makes it easier to access for those who find getting health care inconvenient or inefficient, such as seniors, and drastically streamlines services to make them more efficient.

Delivering on the promise of universal health care is challenging. Hundreds of thousands... more »

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Pharmacare For Everyone

Over 2 million Ontarians have no prescription drug coverage at all.
One in four Ontarians do not take their medications as prescribed because they cannot afford them, and too many end up in hospitals and emergency rooms as a result.

Ontario should become Canada's first judristiction to implement a truly universal Pharmacare programme - so as ALL Ontarians can get the medications they need.

That would mean lower cost,... more »

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