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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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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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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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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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Just employment in marijuana legalization

As cannabis becomes legalized and the Ontario government sets up the crown corporation that sells it to the public, let's recognize all of the entrepreneurs from the black market who were arrested and put in jail for selling a substance that is about to be legalized. I propose that the new crown corporation should prioritize hiring people who have served time in prison for marijuana-related offenses as staff, managers, ...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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