(@stated63)

Lifelong Learning

Secondary School Mandatory Credits - Child Rearing

There should be a Mandatory course in Secondary School for all students on the stages of child development and how to support a child in its growth. It should not be a tiny part of the Physical and Health Ed Class. Currently, there are many mandatory courses but none in secondary deal with the stages of child development and how to access community resources for support. Without such knowledge, many children in our society ...more »

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(@trevor)

Inclusive and Just Society

Lower the Voting Age to 16

There seems something immoral and unjust to me about allowing young people to work, pay income tax and drive a car as well as operate a speed boat by the age of 16, but not to give them a say in how our province is operated. They can contribute to the provincial economy but have no say in how their taxes are used. They trusted to drive heavy and potentially deadly vehicles as well as operate hazardous machinery from the ...more »

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(@peterdlister)

Inclusive Growth

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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(@amirsha)

Inclusive and Just Society

Stop builders from enforcing3rd party water heaters contracts in purchase agreements

Please stop builders from including and enforcing buyers to sign on to 3rd party contracts to rent water heaters. Buyers should have the option to buy their own water heaters just like any other appliance in their purchase.

Also stop the 3rd party companise from charging 300%+ when purchasers want to opt out.

This s not a fair system and strangely it is only in Ontario.

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(@cosined)

Strong Sustainable Communities

Curbing Greenhouse Gases

The average global temperature has risen dramatically in the last few decades and this poses an existential threat to the planet. While multiple levels of government have proposed and occasionally instituted programs (especially the provincial government’s laudable decision to close coal-fired power plants) and policies to combat global warming, these measures have failed to halt the increasing atmospheric levels of carbon ...more »

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(@shawnrk)

Inclusive and Just Society

Institute Remembrance Day as a Provincial Holiday

The Federal Government and many other provinces have instituted Remembrance Day as a statutory holiday. Ontarians should also enjoy this privilege. I do know some veterans oppose this as it gives them an opportunity to visit schools and speak to children, but this can be done the working day before as it is done in the provinces where it is a holiday. Most veterans, and the public in general, I believe would appreciate ...more »

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(@shawnrk)

Lifelong Learning

Expanded French Language Training

Not having the ability to speak and work in French can be a major economic disadvantage in certain regions of the Province (East and North). We want to attract talent to these regions internationally, but also domestically from other provinces and from other, more English-speaking parts of Ontario- but subsidized French language training seems to be only available to new Canadians. Having more French speakers will better ...more »

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(@trevor)

Inclusive and Just Society

Ban Workplace Bullying

Bullying is a serious problem in our workplaces, our schools and our communities. It’s an aggressive, persistent form of harassment that hurts people of all ages, stemming from a misuse of power to make someone else feel small and insignificant. The health fallout can be devastating, from depression and trauma to suicide in the worst cases. The ripple effects can extend to witnesses, friends, families, co-workers and ...more »

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(@yawney2)

A Culture of Health

Doctor's Note - School Policy

School boards need to abolish the policy of asking for doctor's note when a student is sick. If a parent writes a note, this should suffice. I have a Grade 9 child this year entering high school, I think this policy is ridiculous as it wastes the GP's time to just see a patient for a note. Yet, the doctor will charge the Ontario gov't for seeing that patient (all because of a flu). This also frees up the doctor's time ...more »

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(@russian1)

A Culture of Health

Cataract care

There should be optometry coverage for all under our health care program. Eyesight is essential. I am especially disappointed to hear that cataract surgery isn't covered unless the cataract has affected 70% of vision. This is not helpful to those whose cataract is positioned in the centre of the eye which would interfere with driving, reading, etc .much earlier. Very costly, especially for seniors on fixed incomes. ...more »

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(@amintalha)

Responsive Government

End the monopoly of TARION

Copy of an e-mail I sent to my MPP: "I would like to add my voice to those demanding the end of TARION's monopoly of new home warranty in Ontario. I am a graduate architect, a certified PMP and was building houses for most of my practical life. TARION is acting as a government of it's own; they require certification and impose very intrusive conditions on builders to administer their warranty program. It is not their ...more »

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(@gordon)

Inclusive Growth

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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(@amintalha)

Affordable Cost of Living

Islamic Financing is the fastest growing sector of finance in the world - Facilitate creation of Islamic Financing Institutions

Islamic Financing is the fastest growing sector of finance in the world.

View this video to understand the benefits of Islamic Financing and how it is ethical, secure and protects the economy from greed, extravagance, misleading contracts, speculation and global financial crises:

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(@johndelberthamilton)

Lifelong Learning

School Bus Tracking GPS System for Parents, Students, School Administration

How many times has a student missed their school bus ? Mom, dad, parent, guardian I need a ride to school, again. Or do they just stay home? Or walk? An app to track school bus would engage our social media savvy students to be aware of bus location, almost never miss a ride again. An app to track school bus would let school administration & parent/guardian know when a school trip bus was actually returning to school. ...more »

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(@jennyt.canada)

Inclusive Growth

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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