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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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Encourage Investment and Spending to grow economy - Tax lazy capital

Investment and Spending are the engines of economic activity. Capital that is idle for more than one year beyond certain thresholds to be taxed at a 2% -2.5% rate. Individuals and corporations would be encouraged to invest or spend into the Ontario economy and create jobs and spur economic growth & create wealth.

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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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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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Highway 69

The OLP promised to four lane highway 69 by 2017 and now 2021. Why is it that you make a promise and then disappear for four years without any project updates.

 

Responsible government means transparency and accountability!

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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