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Allow Municipalities to set minimum wage.

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/uneven-recovery-much-of-ontario-still-hasnt-fully-recovered-from-the-2008-recession

As can be seen by the Fraser Institute urban areas haven't recovered from the 2008 recession. This might have to do with the cost of minimum wage. The cost of living in Toronto is not the same as Kitchener. Neither is it the same in Windsor nor Owen Sound. Smaller business in small towns cannot... more »

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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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Allow Cities To Toll There Roads

Residents of cities should be allowed to vote on the issue of tolling highways/expressways in there cities.

The economists at the C.D. Howe Institute argue road tolls are the best solution to reducing congestion and the additional revenue is a bonus that can be used to improve transit and other infrastructure.

A previous Conference Board of Canada report showed Ontario drivers pay between 70 to 90 per cent of the cost... more »

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Improvement of highway 174

Highway 174 east of Ottawa was dumped by the province to the city many years ago. Still today both are fighting to see who will take responsibility for the rehabilitation of the road.

Residents are the ones suffering from the lack of a proper road and consequently very fre businesses have set grounds in Orleans.

In the meantime the city continues to approve residential developments bringing more and more residents... more »

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Buyback HW407 and Turn it a Toll-free

Great Golden Horseshoe accounts for about 70% of Ontario’s GDP, yet its transportation system lags behind which results in traffic congestion, lack of convenient mobility of people and goods - an important characteristic of a healthy and growing economy - and causes multi-billion dollars in lost productivity that’s projected to increase unless we act.

Of course, to enhance GGH transportation systems require working... more »

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Single-occupant vehicles in rush hour

Mandate that all transit routes that carry above 10,000 people per day operate in a dedicated right-of-way. The plague of single occupant vehicles is real, and is crippling our cities.The plague of single occupant vehicles is the single biggest contributor to: terribly slow commutes, congestion, pollution, waste of space.

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Protect the Pickering Lands

Recognize the importance of local and sustainable food and recognize the importance of protecting eco-sensitive lands within the GTA, we call upon the government of Ontario to oppose the development of an airport in Pickering and instead promote the protection of the farmland, watersheds, and natural habitats of the remaining Pickering Lands, including Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt lands, as an agricultural preserve... more »

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Cut Immigration in half - lower population growth for environmental and economic reasons

We do not know if in future we will be facing a shortage of jobs due to automation, or a shortage of labour due to people retiring.

Regardless, there is no reason for high immigration today, particularly into the GTA. The population has grown extremely fast since Mulroney introduced a policy of high immigration (all the time even during recessions) around 1990. Canada now has about 22% foreign born population, the highest... more »

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Purchase a police helicopter for Toronto

The Government of Ontario should purchase of a police helicopter for the Toronto Police Service (TPS). I believe its absurd that the City of Toronto with a population of over 3 million people does not have its own police helicopter, and
has had to request to assistance of the one currently owned and operated by
York Regional Police on countless occasions. York Region as a whole has
a population of just over 1 million... more »

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Consolfate Lower Tier and Upper Tier Goverments

Currently in Ontario most municipalities are comprised of a local or lower tier goverment and a Regional/County or Upper Teir goverment with each goverment providing services to citizens. Combining them into one single teir, done properly should bring most cost effective services and less overall goverment.

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Mrs

At age 65 school taxes should be used for senior's housing etc. We are going to out number children soon if not by now . Housing medical and all services should be paid for with this tax monies

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Better transportation for rural communities

Governments spend billions on various mass transit systems for urban areas. The fares paid by users cover only a portion of the cost of the transit system. However rural areas have to depend on private companies to provide transportation between towns or connections to larger centres. Over the years bus and rail routes have been discontinued because they are not profitable. This means that rural residents are dependent... more »

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Homes

Homes

We will develop an affordable housing strategy, referring to not only the poor, but to people who find their homes are no longer appropriate to their needs, particularly the aging, but who find that their incomes together with the proceeds from sale of their current homes, will is not adequate to relocate to more appropriate residence.

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Improving Air Connectivity in Ontario

Air transport in Ontario faces unique challenges due to our geography and the range of flights available. In order to compete with other regions of Canada,
air connectivity must be improved in Ontario. Otherwise, business users and leisure travellers will face additional costs or fewer services.

The Government of Ontario should:

• Support the reduction or abolition of air passenger duties for flights within Ontario.... more »

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