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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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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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Enable seniors' participation in economy

Government to encourage and give incentives to corporations to engage seniors in innovative ways to make use of their knowledge and experience. This will benefit the corporations and keep seniors active and able to give back to society.

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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 Airships are a reasonable response but are prevented from being developed due to regulations that are outdated...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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Climate Change Forum

I think People of Ontario will be benefit a lot if the Province hosted a forum where scientists, economists, and other specialists could have a dialogue where everyone learns more about the facts, the science, the solutions, and the best approaches that we should adopt.

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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 »

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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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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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The minimum wage should be eliminated

Advocates of a higher minimum wage claim that raising the minimum wage helps low-wage workers. Opponents point out that if government makes it illegal to hire an employee for less than a certain amount per hour, there will be fewer job opportunities for those who lack skills and experience: a higher price creates lower demand - econ101. Most debates focus on how the minimum wage affects workers. Who is discussing how... more »

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Invest in Emerging Technologies

Ontario will miss out on breakthroughs in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and nanotechnology if the provincial government fails to allocate more money for research and development in nurturing these exciting emerging industries which have the potential to create literally millions of good paying jobs in just Ontario alone - if done properly.

While countries such as China, South Korea and Japan have invested... 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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