(@timagkelley)

Responsive Government

HYDRO DEBT

As a crown corporation the 3 billion dollar debt incurred by the McGuinty government for the 2 failed nuclear plants should not be carried on the books of the corporation but on the books of the Ontario government . As a past Senior Executive for a global corporation our accounting never showed a divisional loss on IE IT div, Distribution , General Operations, Human Resources & Training, Advertising or any other business ...more »

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73 votes
91 up votes
18 down votes
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(@trevor)

Inclusive and Just Society

Make Size Discrimination Illegal

The Ontario Human Rights Code is a law in the Province of Ontario that gives all people equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in specific areas such as housing and services. The Code's goal is to prevent discrimination and harassment because of race, colour, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, creed, age and other grounds. Unfortunately, appearance based discrimination ...more »

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5 votes
21 up votes
16 down votes
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(@patiodweller)

Inclusive and Just Society

Bring fairness to Family Law System

make changes to the family law system to produce a more equitable and unbiased process so as to grossly lessen the financial and catastrophic stress levels of many of our female and male single parents and our single-parent-home students. Rationale: Currently, many single parents and students in single-parent-homes are dealing with prolific levels of stress and financial burden due to how expensive, obscenely protracted, ...more »

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58 votes
66 up votes
8 down votes
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(@george.dubleya) and 1 other

Inclusive Growth

We should be allowed to discuss ideas on this website without ideas being removed.

I am one of the roughly 10% of Ontarians who still would vote Liberal if the election were today.

I support the party financially and politically. An admin removed an idea from this site (school funding) that was worth discussing, and I'm beginning to question whether my support for what I thought was an innovative, forward thinking party is a lie. Should I vote NDP?

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1 vote
1 up votes
0 down votes
Off Topic

Lifelong Learning

Dedicated Student Jobs

Not sure if this is possible. Can we dedicate a percentage of certain jobs to teenagers/students? Jobs in retail, fast food, part time jobs should be prioritized for young adults who need them to gain real life experiences. How do adults know how to handle themselves in front of colleagues in the work place with some sort of decorum; we learnt it from dealing with bad customers when we worked these types of jobs as teenagers. ...more »

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1 vote
15 up votes
14 down votes
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Responsive Government

Ban Negative Ads

Not sure if this is possible. Should be a moral choice. Negative ads work sadly, but it lowers the bar for debating real issues. Mudslinging dirties the thrower and receiver... a pox on both our houses.

 

Election ads should be about the party, their ideas, and what they would do, not that the other parties are doing worst. A "lesser of two/three evils" if you will.

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77 votes
96 up votes
19 down votes
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(@trevor)

Inclusive and Just Society

Criminal Justice Reform

Ontario's criminal courts need modernizing. There are too many people in Ontario's provincial prison system. Our reoffending rates are terrible and our provincial prisons, many of them old and squalid, are in crisis – overcrowded and woefully understaffed, with drug abuse, violence, suicide and self-harm at endemic levels. The Toronto South Detention Centre is a case in point. That is why I believe that the Government ...more »

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69 votes
80 up votes
11 down votes
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Inclusive and Just Society

Mandatory Voting

I don't know all the statistics on if it's a good idea or bad. I just feel that it's all our civic duty to vote. Those who say that there's no one they want to vote for; well how about the party and their ideas? Can you vote for that? As well, there's always the option to "decline to vote". Go to your polling station and say you decline. The polling officer marks that down and you're done. At least doing this allows ...more »

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-13 votes
19 up votes
32 down votes
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(@trevor)

A Culture of Health

Keep medical walk in clinics open 24/7

I believe the ongoing issue with overcrowded emergency rooms at most Ontario hospitals as well as patient wait times will surely be a major issue going into the 2018 Ontario provincial election. It occurs to me that perhaps one of the best ways to alleviate some of the stress on overcrowded ERs would be not only to permit but also encourage by way of financial incentive (i.e., tax credits, student loan forgiveness, ...more »

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182 votes
203 up votes
21 down votes
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(@dprime)

Responsive Government

Learning how the internet works and making a webpage.

This webpage is a disaster. I have yet to see any moderation of this forum. The leader-board only encourage those to write more often, not necessarily putting valid input. Anyone with an email address can sign up and find a random postal code. So when 4chan finds out about this website, it's going to be full of trash. Good to see the initiative, too bad the fallow through isn't there. There are many similar ideas ...more »

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1 vote
1 up votes
0 down votes
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(@torontite)

A Culture of Health

Mandate 40km/h or less in all residential areas

As our urban areas are increasingly made up of large condo towers, former industrial areas have now become primarily residential. As a result we have new residential neighbourhoods where the speed limit is too high (50 or 60 km/h) which is unsafe and unsuitable for pedestrians and cyclists. The maximum should be no more than 40km/h.

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-16 votes
15 up votes
31 down votes
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(@torontite)

Strong Sustainable Communities

Single-occupant vehicles in rush hour

Mandate that all transit routes that carry above 10,000 people per day operate in a dedicated right-of-way. The plague of single occupant vehicles is real, and is crippling our cities.The plague of single occupant vehicles is the single biggest contributor to: terribly slow commutes, congestion, pollution, waste of space.

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-5 votes
16 up votes
21 down votes
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(@smackenzie)

Inclusive and Just Society

Historic Investments in Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Ontario Poverty Reduction Plan, notably tied with the the Ontario Basic Income Pilot programs, have been bold social policy that will have positive economic benefits. Ontario can be the leading province in reducing homelessness and improving the lives of those most vulnerable in our society. It's the right, just, and smart thing to do. We should add historic investments to these efforts towards being a truly just ...more »

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55 votes
65 up votes
10 down votes
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Affordable Cost of Living

Invest in child care to make it more affordable for the middle class

Child care fees can be upwards of $1000 a month which is the same or more than a mortgage payment or rent. With many parents unable to afford child care costs, they cannot go to work or school. Sometimes parents (many times mothers) stay home to watch their children when they would like to be working because they can't afford child care. Child care fee subsidy does exist but many times people with lower-middle incomes ...more »

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106 votes
136 up votes
30 down votes
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