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Aiir Ship RetIurn

I feel we should adjust regulations around the use of hydrogen and helium ... in airships to enhance transportation in the north where there are fewer roads to enable access to remote communities like reserves ... With reduced shipping from ice roads In the added expense of airplane travel With limited cargo space. Airships are a reasonable response but are prevented from being developed due to regulations that are outdated ...more »

Submitted by (@hoping2day1)

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Establish the Ontario Investment Bank for capital/infrastructure projects ...

Establish an investment bank for capital/infrastructure projects such as affordable housing/apts/condominiums, community centres, retirement homes, long term care facilities.

 

Local municipalities could apply and prioritize project initiatives.

 

Allow for international investors for such projects to lead to a permanent pathway to citizenship (first step would be permanent residency)

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Raise the exemption level for the Employer Health Tax

The Government of Ontario should raise the exemption level for the Employer Health Tax from $450,000 to $1,000,000 in payroll as this would automatically and immediately benefit small businesses and non-profit organizations to lower their labour costs. They would no longer have to fill out paperwork to apply or wait until they file their taxes. This plan would not create a disincentive for small businesses to grow. It ...more »

Submitted by (@trevor)

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SMALL BUSINESS START-UP LOANS

Sole proprietors whether current 2nd+ generation citizens or more importantly 1rst generation citizens MUST have start up cash made available ( Government / Bank partnership) to new entrepreneurs . I found this personally , very helpful in opening my 2 small stores using my funds and private qualified loans matched by the Government incentive loans. Service sector while dependant on manufacturing and production employment ...more »

Submitted by (@timagkelley)

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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 »

Submitted by (@jennyt.canada)

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ESTABLISH A ‘PROVINCIAL INQUIRY AND STRATEGY FOR GENERATION X, MILLENNIALS & THE YOUNG ADULT POPULATION’

WHEREAS research has found that more than one in three millennial and young adults were living with at least one parent in 2016, a share that has been increasing since 2001 ; WHEREAS increasing numbers of parents use their finances to support their millennial and young adult children, which can overwhelm low income and middle-class parents, particularly unattached and racialized Canadians; WHEREAS data has revealed ...more »

Submitted by (@social.work.mw.2015)

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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 »

Submitted by (@peterdlister)

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Increased Practical Support for Small Local Businesses

Locally-based service and other small businesses comprise 95% of all businesses in Canada and form the backbone of our economy. Yet there is very little programming in place, research being done is not made practical or communicated to the sector, and help is by no means evenly distributed across the province. There are many simple strategies that could help service businesses innovate, and prevent the high failure rate ...more »

Submitted by (@ready2)

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Technology and economic and social disruption

With sweeping advances in technology and machine learning which continue to accelerate the growth in automation, how does this impact most people’s lives in terms of purpose. The success of any strong society is determined by the amount of purpose that is engrained within each person. Without purpose, hopelessness becomes the more encompassing trait with all its negative outcomes such as a less compassionate society and ...more »

Submitted by (@pickeringuxbridge)

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32 Hour Work Week with no reduction in wages

Tackle unemployment by reducing the length of the work week. This will also allow all Ontarians to fully enjoy the advantages of increasing productivity by having more free time. This has been repeatedly done historically, with western countries seeing a gradual reduction in working hours, with a simultaneous gradual raise in wages, from the nineteenth century to the 1980s. The end of this tapering off in working hours ...more »

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Greater Toronto Hamilton Area Opportunities Agency

The Government of Ontario should create a dedicated regional economic development agency to address unemployment and underemployment in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA). This regional economic development agency would operate along the lines of the already existing Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation - and be responsible for helping to create opportunities for economic growth in the populous GTHA by ...more »

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