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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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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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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 Airships are a reasonable response but are prevented from being developed due to regulations that are outdated...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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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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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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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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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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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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Liberate the market for alcohol and beer

Through the use of government power, the LCBO and the Beer Store control almost all retail sales of alcohol in Ontario. This unjustly prevents many people from creating or expanding their own business to include alcohol sales. This type of action is a clear violation of the right of citizens to engage in trade with each other for mutual benefit. We are stuck with limited outlets, limited inventory, limited hours and high... more »

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better brighter ontario

inclusive growth means eliminating poverty..help those on odsp..increase it by 1,000 dollars a year.90 dollars a month will heip those in need..continue on a path of a living wage. the minimum wage should continue to grow with inflation.this will drive the engine of our economy..inclusive growth means helping those who create the jobs ..lower business tax to help all business grow and to help pay for an increase in the... more »

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