Strong Sustainable Communities

Strong Sustainable Communities

The Ontario Liberal Party believes in strong, sustainable communities that are livable, healthy, vibrant, and growing. Communities need cultural, social, and recreational assets that come together to help communities succeed. The best ideas about how to build strong, sustainable communities come from the people who live in them. So we need your best ideas as we continue to develop our plan in this area.

Strong Sustainable Communities

Charge Nestle and Bottle Water Distributers More

Water rates need to be updated for bottled water companies. Right now, companies like Nestlé pay just $2.25 to take a million litres of groundwater -- and they're allowed to withdraw unlimited amounts of precious water to sell at a huge profit. The cruel irony is that the current water legislation is fairly appropriate when it comes to individuals' water use -- but corporations, once again, get off with paying virtually... more »

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352 votes
369 up votes
17 down votes
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(@gowingjoe)

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Transit

Connecting all of Ontario with high speed rail system. Make it easier to get from city to city. This will get people out of their cars and alleviate traffic on our highways.

Cities should also be connecting their own transit systems to make travel easier to get from city to city and to our rural communities.

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321 votes
366 up votes
45 down votes
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Build the Highway 400-404 Link

South Simcoe County and northern York Region are rapidly growing, and traffic problems are only getting worse. We need to design, fund and build the long-awaited Highway 400-404 Link, formerly called the Bradford Bypass. This 16-kilometre highway would connect the Highway 404 extension north of Queensville Sideroad in East Gwillimbury to Highway 400 north of the 8th Line in Bradford. This is a vital piece of infrastructure... more »

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194 votes
225 up votes
31 down votes
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(@mjone45)

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Fixing Ontario Energy Surplus Problem

Currently the Province of Ontario spent over 6 billion sending the surplus of energy Ontario generates to the United States. Although the development and use of renewable sources of energy are important such as wind and solar. Given the increased cost of electricity and the surplus of energy Ontario has this problem needs to be fixed. Technology and infrastructure should be invested in and developed in order to help... more »

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154 votes
171 up votes
17 down votes
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(@spiritualed1)

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Educate to Build One Humanity

Thank you Ontario; you welcomed me. This post is for you! My life in the old country qualifies me to say that diversity can either be a boon or a curse. It enriches if people can see their common thread enabling celebration of mutual differences in its light. Otherwise, it is a curse of strong “us” vs “them” identities eternally jostling, conflicting and even rioting. We can’t close our eyes; news are full of it. Fearful... more »

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129 votes
151 up votes
22 down votes
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(@fishinlad)

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CLIMATE CHANGE/GLOBAL WARMING

Your program to fight climate change is full of well thought out ideas and programs. This issue is vital to all Ontarians though certain special interest corporations and others will push back and deny than man has had any influence. Liberals really need to sell the importance of this issue. If you can get some high profile third party as good as Al Gore or David Suzuki onside to stand with you, you can win the election... more »

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128 votes
164 up votes
36 down votes
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(@ferdfromdurham)

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Community hubs

Encourage non-profit organizations to cohabitate in local community hubs. Provide financial incentives for similar health care related or youth-oriented NGOs to co-locate and share operational resources. Sharing overhead costs would free up resources

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79 votes
103 up votes
24 down votes
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(@aaronf) and 1 other

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Reducing red tape for solar

Make solar energy and energy storage widely available for Ontarians help lower their energy bills and support our environment. Reduce financial and regulatory barriers for homeowners and businesses installing rooftop solar, and establish a 60-day service guarantee for connection approvals. Ensure that utilities are only allowed to charge Ontarians what it actually costs to connect their solar systems to the grid, and... more »

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61 votes
70 up votes
9 down votes
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(@squirley9)

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Creating deposit on aluminum cans and juice boxes, creation of depos for returning bottles

Too many containers are still ending up in the landfill as there is no real incentive for consumers to recycle other than out of good will. An incentive system similar to that found in Alberta would be developed, whereby a deposit would be charged on all bottles, cans and juice boxes that are sold. The deposits would be redeemed when consumers take them to local bottle depos.

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60 votes
83 up votes
23 down votes
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Smarter and Safer Highways

Smart highways and smart roads are terms for a number of different proposals to incorporate technologies into roads for generating solar energy, for improving the operation of autonomous cars, for lighting, and for monitoring the condition of roads. One item that should be added to roads is photovoltaic pavement. This is a form of pavement that generates electricity by collecting solar power with photovoltaics. A variant... more »

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55 votes
62 up votes
7 down votes
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(@schmidtmic)

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Clear Signs for Electric Vehicle Charging

To lessen people's fear of Range Anxiety the citizens of Ontario need to be able to find places to charge their cars. Electric Car Charging needs to be more visible. The gov't of Ontario should promote a standard\consistent Sign (Image, Font, Colour) that identifies where you can charge your electric vehicle. Note: Commercial chargers could still market their brand but they'd need to display or include this Sign... more »

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50 votes
68 up votes
18 down votes
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(@cmacinnes07)

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Extend the GO Train Service Line from Milton to Cambridge

The highway 401 corridor across the Cambridge area has become one of the most dangerous sections of the highway in Ontario. The TransCanada highway has been closed several times in recent months due to serious accidents. This is very dangerous for our citizens of this province and has a significant negative impact on our economy. An expanded two way GO Rail Service through Toronto, Mississauga and Cambridge would significantly... more »

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47 votes
55 up votes
8 down votes
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End All Fossil Fuel Subsidies

It is time to end all fossil fuel subsides. According to the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Ontario provided fossil fuel subsidies to the tune of $628 million in 2016. Suncor itself reports that it received nearly $20 million in funding from the Ontario government in the previous fiscal year. Suncor, the largest tar sands producer in the country, is lobbying the Ontario government on fossil fuel... more »

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46 votes
51 up votes
5 down votes
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