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Curbing Greenhouse Gases

The average global temperature has risen dramatically in the last few decades and this poses an existential threat to the planet. While multiple levels of government have proposed and occasionally instituted programs (especially the provincial government’s laudable decision to close coal-fired power plants) and policies to combat global warming, these measures have failed to halt the increasing atmospheric levels of carbon... more »

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Cannabis retail outlets in rural communities

So far the provincial government has announced the location of cannabis retail outlets only in large urban municipalities and none in the smaller rural areas. This mean that potential customers either are faced with a long trip to an urban area or getting their recreational cannabis from the existing underground criminal network. This does not protect the quality of the product and does not protect young people in those... more »

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Tax credit for volunteering

Volunteer hours beyond a reasonable annual average could be provided tax credit. This would make cost of public works such as hospitals, seniors homes, municipalities get available work force benefit them as well. Churches and political causes can be exempt from this for calculating hours. Say hour put in beyond about 80 hours a year could be credited for a reasonable tax break. Seniors, new immigrants, periods of jobless... more »

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INQUIRY & STRATEGY FOR ONTARIO'S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

WHEREAS Canada does not keep reliable national statistics on kids in care, instead relying on provincial reporting and each province has its own child welfare policy and its own definition of children in care, which may not include other types of out-of-home care, such as care from family relatives (kinship care) or group homes ;
WHEREAS racialized and marginalized children, particularly Black children and Aboriginal... more »

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Rural Communities

Rural communities are under threat: many farms fail to provide an income for farm families; there can be limited job opportunities; and often, rural communities have poor access to services that support the most vulnerable in society. We must: put in place structures that support vibrant and dynamic rural communities; open up employment opportunities in tourism, niche trade and renewables; and create access to essential... more »

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LID

Make a move within the Planning Act to self sustaining communities by mandating LID construction for all new builds! This means permeable surfaces, solar panels, improved and modern construction methods using new improved environmentally friendly products! Eco landscaping in common areas with native plants, flora and fawna!

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Fair wages paid in a timely manner.

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I would like to the suggest that companies are to give employees. the option to be paid on a weekly basis.
Many families are suffering because they have to wait, for a bi-weekly or bi-monthly check.
We should be able to receive money earned, on a weekly basis so our families can survive. Let us earn interest on our earned wages and not have to use our high interest credit cards or high fee pay day loans, for basic... more »

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Replace natural gas

Ontario presently ignores the upstream GHG emissions from the natural gas that it imports and uses, particularly from the methane that is released by fracking (which has a very high GWP). If that GHG were included then Ontario would have one of the world's worst records for GHG emissions. With the pending closure of 8 of the province's nuclear power reactors, to be replaced by gas-fired generators, this problem will soon... more »

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DEVELOP CRIMINAL LAW POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOTH PROVINCIAL & FEDERAL APPLICATIONS RE: ALL FORMS OF CYBER CRIMES

WHEREAS the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, in its Preamble states that crime has a harmful impact on victims and on society;
WHEREAS the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, in its Preamble states victims of crime and their families deserve to be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect, including respect for their dignity;
WHEREAS the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, in its Preamble states it is important that victims’... more »

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JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF ORGANIZED CRIMES, STREET GANGS AND CULTS

WHEREAS organized crime, street gangs and cults erode healthy and sustainable communities;
WHEREAS organized crime, street gangs and cults place the safety, wellbeing and prosperity of individuals, families and communities at risk;
WHEREAS organized crime, street gangs and cults can harm the public, victimize individuals and families, and cause victims adverse and life threatening situations and circumstances;
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TTC

The PC plan to take over Transit in Toronto is aGood Idea. I dont know what they feel should happen, but heres what I think.

STREETCARS need to go as they are not practical and are more costly compared to buses. They travel slower and are restricted in maneuverability. Im sure everyone who has used a Streetcar has had an experience where they have almost been hit by a car or witnessed this for someone else; even with... more »

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A New Financial Deal for Ontario Municipalities

*Provide full and adequate provincial funding for municipal services such as public transit, public health, housing, childcare, and social assistance.

 

*Return 50% of gas and road user taxes to municipalities.

 

*Abolish the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and replace it with democratic and transparent local instruments for governing municipal land-use and planning.

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MAKING HOME OWNERSHIP A REALITY

People dream of owning a home, but in Ontario’s big cities, especially Toronto and Ottawa, the dream of home ownership is out of reach for many people. Houses should be places for people to build a life and raise their families, not for greedy speculation - which
is one of the main things which is driving up home prices.

The Government of Ontario will help home buyers by clamping down on land speculation and property... more »

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Eliminate stranglehold of Professional Corporations on the Professions

A graduate of a Canadian University with a Bachelor Degree should be able to become a member of the corresponding Professional Corporation to his specialty without need for further examinations and should be able to practice his profession without further interference from the Professional Corporation. Specialization in narrower fields of a profession are based on further University studies and the Professional Corporations... more »

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Deposit for Return: Half of Plastic Bottles Sold in Ontario End Up in Landfill

Of the 3 billion plastic bottles sold in Ontario 1.5 billion end up in landfill. Ontario's performance is very poor in comparison with other provinces which are succeeding to divert more plastic from landfill with a deposit for return program. Ontario should do the same and use the funds generated to finance maintaining the health of the Great Lakes and other waterways.

Plastics are dangerous for our health because they... more »

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