Strong Sustainable Communities

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 form 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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Build healthcare infrastructure within the community

The goal of building strong sustainable communities applies strongly to our ultimate community anchor: our hospitals. Healthcare institutions are major employers. As patients, we use them when we are at our most vulnerable, so their location is a critical part of the planning process. We cannot afford to approve greenfield hospital infrastructure beyond established neighbourhoods. Our communities are aging, and outside ...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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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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