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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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Democratic Revolution - the restoration of democracy

The Democratic Revolution In Ontario, as in the rest of Canada and many places in the world today, there is a growing restlessness among the electorate about the function and effect of democracy, democratic institutions, and, the systems of democracy. The loudest voices for change cite the make-up of Parliament as unrepresentative of the will of the voters, and, the election of governments with less than 50% of the vote, ...more »

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Make political parties accountable, not controlled by elites - enshrine the rights of party members

When the British parliamentary system first developed, there were no political parties - there was merely those who were part of the government and the King's ministers, and those who were left outside. This was true in Canada until the 1920 where essentially the opposition was only one group as opposed to there being formal parties including fringe parties - in effect, the MPs elected the PM, and the opposition MPs ...more »

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School board reform

It used to be that school boards were elected, and had power to levy taxes, and they were run responsibly. Over time we have ended up with dysfunctional school boards and with them not having much power but the province needing to step in because they go into debt or otherwise fail. We need a commission to review school board governance and funding across the province, as well as the fairness of the way education taxes ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Mandatory Voting

I don't know all the statistics on if it's a good idea or bad. I just feel that it's all our civic duty to vote. Those who say that there's no one they want to vote for; well how about the party and their ideas? Can you vote for that? As well, there's always the option to "decline to vote". Go to your polling station and say you decline. The polling officer marks that down and you're done. At least doing this allows ...more »

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All MPPs must be Catholic.

Since one-third of Ontario public school teaching positions are reserved for Catholics and non-Catholics can not apply, it makes sense that one-third of our elected officials also are reserved only for Catholics as well. MPPs, combined with federal and local elections, represent about one-third of our elected officials. So, anyone running for MPP office in Ontario must be a baptized and practicing (whatever that means) ...more »

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