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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 »

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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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Tornado Warning Sirens in Southern Ontario communities

In recent years Southern Ontario has experienced an increase in the number of tornados and other severe weather situations. While warnings are posted on TV and radio, there is no uniform method of alerting people outdoors. Sirens are used throughout the tornado-prone areas of the US Midwest. Many Ontario communities used to have a siren to call out the firefighters when needed.
I was caught in the eye of the Goderich... more »

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TTC

The PC plan to take over Transit in Toronto is aGood Idea. I dont know what they feel should happen, but heres what I think.

STREETCARS need to go as they are not practical and are more costly compared to buses. They travel slower and are restricted in maneuverability. Im sure everyone who has used a Streetcar has had an experience where they have almost been hit by a car or witnessed this for someone else; even with... more »

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Improving Air Connectivity in Ontario

Air transport in Ontario faces unique challenges due to our geography and the range of flights available. In order to compete with other regions of Canada,
air connectivity must be improved in Ontario. Otherwise, business users and leisure travellers will face additional costs or fewer services.

The Government of Ontario should:

• Support the reduction or abolition of air passenger duties for flights within Ontario.... more »

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Provincial Housing Crisis

The Ontario Liberals should commit to building at least 350,000 rental, social,
co-op, and owner-purchase homes "through partnerships" over 10 years to
deal with Ontario's growing housing crisis which is seeing even those individuals who are gainfully employed full time - unable to afford to rent - much less own a home in many parts of the province.

Increasing the supply of housing is the best way to make housing more... more »

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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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Transit

The idea of sustainable communities should recognize that we are putting much too much effort into helping people travel great distances frequently in order to get to work, school, shopping, and entertainment and recreation. Metrolinx predicts increasing distances to be travelled by people to and from the GTA, and MTO predicts increasing travel on the highways. Roads widen, taking up more land and vehicular traffic... more »

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Establish A Global Fund for Climate Research and Development

Climate Change is a real threat to the globe, in the present and progressively worsening unless we act. However, the popular approach, low-carbon based economy, proposed by the Paris Treaty is quite failing and falling short of the task at hand. An alternative approach based on Research and Development is far more effective with no side effects, to the contrary this approach is stimulating to the economy as it opens doors... more »

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Build healthcare infrastructure within the community

The goal of building strong sustainable communities applies strongly to our ultimate community anchor: our hospitals. Healthcare institutions are major employers. As patients, we use them when we are at our most vulnerable, so their location is a critical part of the planning process. We cannot afford to approve greenfield hospital infrastructure beyond established neighbourhoods.

Our communities are aging, and outside... more »

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Long-term Care Facilities

The government must take a greater role in providing nursing home and other long-term care facilities for needy seniors. Why has this aspect of health care been allocated to the private sector? Currently too many hospital beds are being occupied by persons who don't need that level of care, but there is a shortage of beds in NH & LTC facilities.

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CLIMATE CHANGE/GLOBAL WARMING

Your program to fight climate change is full of well thought out ideas and programs. This issue is vital to all Ontarians though certain special interest corporations and others will push back and deny than man has had any influence. Liberals really need to sell the importance of this issue. If you can get some high profile third party as good as Al Gore or David Suzuki onside to stand with you, you can win the election... more »

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Teaching good behaviour

I have an important observation and some sound advice: In quite a few constituencies, the nomination contest gets sickening with a focus on finding contestant's faults. Generally speaking, people want to rise by pulling down others which is not a fair game - those who pull down others are weak candidates and they can not win on their own strength. I strongly suggest that the Liberal Party should first teach the contestants... more »

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Massive waterfront park for Toronto - parks not condos

Toronto does not have enough parkland Downtown for a city of its size - unlike New York with Central Park, Vancouver with Stanley Park, Brooklyn with Prospect Park, San Francisco with Golden Gate Park, Montreal with Mount Royal, London with the royal parks or particularly Chicago with its incredible waterfront parks.

Toronto is talking about a 1.66 billion park over the railways - about $80 million per acre, and while... more »

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