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.
(@fishinlad)

Strong Sustainable Communities

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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(@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
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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
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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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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
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Strong Sustainable Communities

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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(@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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(@ian.d.sorbie)

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Wind Turbines

Cancel all Wind Contracts in rural areas that do not want them, especially Prince Edward County and Amherst Island. If you do not do this - and PEC can be cancelled this month with only a small penalty - you will lose the next election. Your best hope of re-election is to admit the mess hydro is in, cancel the expensive and unnecessary wind contracts and pledge to protect rural communities and reduce hydro costs. This... more »

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-23 votes
41 up 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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Strong Sustainable Communities

Mandate Zero-emission Vehicles by 2028

Eliminating sources of emissions is the most effective way to mitigate and ultimately overcome global warming phenomenon. Mandating a zero-emission threshold for the province will help mobilize resources and focus attention of automakers and citizens on the importance of this step in our environmental pursuit. After all, we cannot a target that we can not see. Ten year window is a reasonable window of time to make the... more »

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14 votes
50 up votes
36 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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(@communityenterprise)

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#communityeconomics Act

Thank you for taking the time to read about an economic model we refer to as “Community Economics”. Community Enterprise Network Inc. proposes passage of a "Community Economy Act". This act supports a specific economic model or system whereby certain public sector production, resource extraction and regulated businesses are developed and owned by “communities” for the purpose of producing goods and services that benefit... more »

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14 votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Make the Carbon Tax 100% Revenue Neutral

Give all of the revenue from the carbon fee back to households. 100% of the revenue from the carbon fee is held in a Carbon Fees Trust fund and returned directly to households as a monthly dividend. The vast majority of households will receive more than they will pay for increased energy costs. This feature will inject billions into the economy, protect family budgets, free households to make independent choices about... more »

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31 votes
45 up votes
14 down votes
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