Responsive Government

Responsive Government

The Ontario Liberal Party is delivering modern open government responsive to people’s needs and that meets the increased expectations people have from their experience with private services. The rapid pace of change is impacting the way we live, work and play and people expect government keep pace. We have more work to do to build a responsive government so let us know the ways we can help make the government work better for you.

Responsive Government

Cap MPP's Salary at $100K

Salaries for ALL MPP's should be capped at $100,000. If it's really about serving the people, not wasting money, and helping the "middle class", then why make more than what any single "middle class" person? As well, ALL MP's should have their finances disclosures.

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More, better online services from government

Citizens want government to be online and available on their smartphone! Should be just as easy as online banking or buying something on Amazon. Ontario has done a great job lately in rolling out great new online services, like with the OSAP aid calculator (https://www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program), Budget Talks to get great ideas from citizens (https://talks.ontario.ca/), or the new healthcare ...more »

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pension plans

defined pension plans which are paid by employees as well the employer in Ontario are guaranteed by the provincial government as was the Sears plan. It was administered by the company under the rules from Queens Park It was to be totally .funded by the company but the Govt. changed the rules at some point allowing the Company to only fund 80& and now at closings that is all the money there s to pay retirees,

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Privacy and Credit Reporting Agencies

Credit reporting agencies operating in Ontario must allow any person/business to opt out of their data base. The information of any person/business that has opted out must be permanently erased. The data can not be transfer to a different jurisdiction. Recent events have shown that credit reporting agencies can not be trusted with our data.

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HYDRO DEBT

As a crown corporation the 3 billion dollar debt incurred by the McGuinty government for the 2 failed nuclear plants should not be carried on the books of the corporation but on the books of the Ontario government . As a past Senior Executive for a global corporation our accounting never showed a divisional loss on IE IT div, Distribution , General Operations, Human Resources & Training, Advertising or any other business ...more »

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Improve the representation of First Nations, Métis Nation & Inuit peoples, all Indigenous people on jury roll, jury panel, jury

TITLE: Improve the representation of First Nations, Métis Nation & Inuit peoples, all Indigenous people on jury roll, jury panel, jury selection with respect to criminal trials, civil trials and Coroner’s inquests. Idea is good, here's one possible solution & rationale. Always more than one solution! What's your solution to the GOAL? One possible solution Create, maintain a voluntary & confidential online Indigenous ...more »

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Proportional Representation

The recent federal forum for electoral reform shows us that the majority of experts credit some form of proportional representation as a fairer more inclusive method of forming government. A system that rewards cooperation and compromise over partisan bickering and radial swings of policy from term to term.. Ontario should dismiss the first past the post system and have a plebiscite choosing between a variety of vetted ...more »

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Ban Negative Ads

Not sure if this is possible. Should be a moral choice. Negative ads work sadly, but it lowers the bar for debating real issues. Mudslinging dirties the thrower and receiver... a pox on both our houses.

 

Election ads should be about the party, their ideas, and what they would do, not that the other parties are doing worst. A "lesser of two/three evils" if you will.

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Audit of all Tax Breaks

A full, in depth review of the tax breaks created in Ontario should be preformed to see if they are indeed making a difference. No individual person or group should be given a tax break over everyday white and blue collar Ontarians, unless they can prove they are making a substantial benefit to Ontario. I don't mind paying more taxes so poor people don't have to if they're actively trying to help themselves get to the ...more »

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Ban government announcements during byelections

A number of other provincial jurisdictions (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, etc) have formally placed a ban on government announcements during byelections. Such a policy seeks to more clearly define what is government from what is politics, and also protects the government from being pressured to make what is often a bad decision due to political demands.

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OMB

Move forward with the planned changes to the Ontario Municipal Board to indeed make them more respectful of the Municipal process! Local politicians understand the local needs and should not be having to accommodate OMB exceptions to their planning process!!

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