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Revisit the Cancelled Expressways in Toronto

They were all cancelled decades ago -

but perhaps it is time to visit them -

especially as the City of Toronto is projected to grown by 1 million people owe decade well into the foreseeable future - to say nothing of the population

growth in the GTA - which will also increase massively and who communicate to the City of Toronto for work and so forth.

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancelled_expressways_in_Toronto

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Community housing

I can remember a time when low rental homes had contests for the best garden and inspections were done to ensure the maintenance of homes were kept up. Communities joined together and ran programs to keep kids busy and parents involved with their children. Small businesses knew their employees from communities and trusted them enough to employ them. Neighborhood watch was there to protect families. Bullying was shamed. ...more »

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Just employment in marijuana legalization

As cannabis becomes legalized and the Ontario government sets up the crown corporation that sells it to the public, let's recognize all of the entrepreneurs from the black market who were arrested and put in jail for selling a substance that is about to be legalized. I propose that the new crown corporation should prioritize hiring people who have served time in prison for marijuana-related offenses as staff, managers, ...more »

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Eradicate Workplace (Sexual) Harassment that Costs Billions to Economy*

Workplace (sexual) harassment costs billions* to economy through: 1) Burdening businesses with 'absenteeism, lower productivity, increased health-care costs, ... employee turnover'* and legal costs. 2) Reducing tax revenue due to higher (from 1. above) tax-deductible business costs. 3) Draining tax resource for health care to traumatized harassment/sexual assault victims and secondary-traumatized family including children. ...more »

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Make Ontario a Leader in Encouraging Social Business

An increasing number of people today are looking to both make a dollar and a positive social impact through social business. Etsy, Warby Parker, Ben and Jerry's, Mission Belt, Peaceful Fruits, Krotchet Kids, Harry's Razors... these are just a few examples of the well known companies who started small and embraced social entrepreneurship from their earliest days. In Toronto, Artisella.ca went from humble pop up shops at ...more »

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Market force in Arbitration

Arbitration (often binding) is becoming more common in the economy. Arbitrators should be instructed to consider market force. Those fields that have difficulty attracting workers should receive a large raise, while those that many want to enter should get a smaller one. For example, seasonal agricultural workers would do well; and many jobs would become attractive enough to employ locals. The extra cost would more than ...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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better brighter ontario

inclusive growth means eliminating poverty..help those on odsp..increase it by 1,000 dollars a year.90 dollars a month will heip those in need..continue on a path of a living wage. the minimum wage should continue to grow with inflation.this will drive the engine of our economy..inclusive growth means helping those who create the jobs ..lower business tax to help all business grow and to help pay for an increase in the ...more »

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Post-secondary education improvements

We should provide incentives to businesses to provide internships to students in Post Secondary Education (University/College/Apprenticeships) using an expanded version of the "Career Kick-Start" programs such as the "Career Ready Fund", the "Mitacs Accelerate" program and the "TalentEdge" program (ie. https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2017/04/ontario-boosting-on-the-job-learning-opportunities-for-students.html) We should ...more »

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Pensions

Change legislation, particularly the Pension Benefits Act, and regulations, to ensure that retirees under all categories of plans will receive all contracted benefits, with none to be sacrificed to investors or other employer purposes, whether the employer continues or is put in protection, or is wound up.

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