Amend Ontario Labour Code like what Federal legislature is doing through Bill C-65. Adding "a statement to the effect that the employer will take such disciplinary measures as the employer deems appropriate against any person under the employer’s direction who subjects any employee to sexual harassment" (copied from Bill C-65). Current harassment resolution deals with complainants while the harassers are not in the ...more »
Current petition process in Ontario is still paper based. I think an electronically based petition will improve government's responsiveness and reduce long term costs of running it.
Idea withdrawn - Already implemented October 2016 - Ontario produces some of the best fruit wines in the world. The best ones are on the menu of the Legislative dining room at Queen's Park. A bill to allow the sale of Ontario fruit wines at farmers' markets passed first and second reading in 2008, but was never brought for third reading and law. In the meantime the sale of VQA wines, made from grapes, is now allowed at ...more »
Idea withdrawn - Idea implemented in Oct. 2016 by Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal - A couple years ago the provincial government allowed the sale of Ontario VQA wines at farmers' markets. This has meant increased sales for Ontario wineries. Ontario agriculture also supports about 64 cideries across Ontario. Most of these are small businesses in local communities. The province should now allow Ontario cideries to sell ...more »
I find some of the subjects relevant to me and some not. Are any comments and votes forwarded the liberals, hopefully so as I would like my comments and voting on various topics to hopefully make a difference.
Some employers, and most governments, provide pension plans to their employees and contribute to these plans. Sadly, defined benefit pensions are rarer, but at least most major companies have a defined contribution pension plan. But despite the improvement planned for CPP, OAS and CPP are not enough to ensure most people have a decent retirement - many employers do nothing else for their employees, and too many people ...more »
Canada is unique in not having a proper national securities regulator. This article in The Globe highlights some of th eproblems, particularly with the OSC https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/investigations/easy-money-canadian-securities-fraud/article37350705/ We need a strong national securities regulator, with teeth and with the resources to make sure that Canadians do not get ripped off. We survived the 1009 economic ...more »
Of the 3 billion plastic bottles sold in Ontario 1.5 billion end up in landfill. Ontario's performance is very poor in comparison with other provinces which are succeeding to divert more plastic from landfill with a deposit for return program. Ontario should do the same and use the funds generated to finance maintaining the health of the Great Lakes and other waterways. Plastics are dangerous for our health because they ...more »
While I support more full day paid statutory holidays (at least one more) in Ontario to put us on par with provinces such as Saskatchewan, Quebec and British Columbia - employers do tend to balk at the idea of more full day statutory holidays as well as ones during times when unofficial holidays do not exist. Therefore, since many employers in Ontario already give their workers Christmas Eve day off - coupled with the ...more »
Why does Ontario have a monopoly on Beer owned by foreign brewers that discriminate against our own microbrewers? Meanwhile the LCBO has a near monopoly, though we are letting large grocery store corporations erode this. We need a debate: 1. The brewers should be forced to reduce their ownership of the beer store - maybe a tax on each bottle to fund the buyback, coming out of their near monopoly profits. 2. The LCBO ...more »
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 »
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 »