Affordable Cost of Living

Establish a billion dollar prize for the creation of affordable fusion power

I have been following the development of fusion power generation for a while. I have listened to a few presentations from Lockheed Martin's SkunkWorks department where they explain how they are making great progress in developing compact fusion reactions that they believe will soon be able to provide a replacement for much of our current energy production processes. The ingredients needed can be extracted from sea water ...more »

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Liberate the market for alcohol and beer

Through the use of government power, the LCBO and the Beer Store control almost all retail sales of alcohol in Ontario. This unjustly prevents many people from creating or expanding their own business to include alcohol sales. This type of action is a clear violation of the right of citizens to engage in trade with each other for mutual benefit. We are stuck with limited outlets, limited inventory, limited hours and high ...more »

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A Culture of Health

Build More Hospitals

The Province of Ontario needs to build more hospitals - particularly in the Greater Toronto Area which is currently experiencing explosive population growth - to deal with the overcrowding crisis. The City of Toronto alone brings in over 100,000 newcomers each and every year in addition to natural population growth. No other municipality in Canada has such ongoing and sustained population growth. I believe that the ...more »

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Eliminate stranglehold of Professional Corporations on the Professions

A graduate of a Canadian University with a Bachelor Degree should be able to become a member of the corresponding Professional Corporation to his specialty without need for further examinations and should be able to practice his profession without further interference from the Professional Corporation. Specialization in narrower fields of a profession are based on further University studies and the Professional Corporations ...more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Alternative to higher minimum wage

I agree that our present minimum wage does not meet the needs of those earning it. I do not agree with a rise to this. And my reasons are because 1. Their income will be too high to qualify for assistance with child care, subsidized housing etc. 2. Cost of Needed prescriptions, eye glasses, dental care etc will still need to be their burdon at 100%. My suggestion is this: Have all employers provide each worker ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

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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Inclusive and Just Society

abandoned products and services

Companies are using modern 'digital' laws to trap customers into single-source products and services, and abandoning them once public interest drops from it's peak. Imagine if your Ford automobile would not work with non-Ford products. You would have to buy Ford tires, Ford windshield wipers, Ford brakes and spark plugs. Gasoline, windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid would come in boxes with a digital chip that was protected ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Defending privacy

Roomba, an autonomous vacuum cleaner, has begun selling maps of customers homes to third parties. What would give a corporation the right to sell information about customers' homes? What reason might there possibly be for a vacuum cleaner to upload maps of the home in which it operates? There is no possible benefit to the user in having the corporation know the layout of the users' home, it is mere invasion of privacy. ...more »

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Encourage companies to allow employees to have flexible working arrangements when possible (similar to UK)

To encourage better quality of life due to reduced commutes, more time with families, less stress on the environment from traffic, and partially avoid the need to continue to build more highways and upgrading transit. Many companies have the technical capability to allow flexible arrangements but do not offer them due to traditional thinking. There is a program in the UK that does this now. https://www.gov.uk/flexible-working ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Go train east

How does the GO train stop in Oshawa. The routes north and west are way longer. Thousands drive in from Cobourg and port hope every day because there is only one Via rail in the morning that gets downtown around 10am. That’s not working hours. The people to the east are severely short in their GO service compared to the rest of the Greater GTA.

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