Inclusive and Just Society

Ranked Ballot

In order to achieve realistic, concrete, and positive democratic reform – Ontario should step up and propose to implement Ranked Ballot voting in the next election. It is quite easy to understand and implement, promotes more cooperative and positive dialogue between/about parties, maintains local voters' connection to their local MPP, ensures no candidate wins a seat without garnering more than 50 per cent of the vote, ...more »

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A Culture of Health

Strong Minds for the Future

In Ontario, we have one of the most comprehensive health care systems in the world. In the mental health area, there have been many strides made - specifically as it relates to Children & Youth. We recognize that there are significant gaps in access to mental health support services province-wide. While there has been a successful three-year strategy for children and youth, more needs to be done. Our vision is for ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Expand Legal Aid

Legal aid should be expanded to all people with low income and cover all subjects that can be sent to court as the low income earners are the ones that are the most vulnerable, to be subject to lawsuits and other cases that would further increase there vulnerabilities in society.

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Affordable Cost of Living

Regulating the Sharing Market

The short-term housing market, and its’ technologically driven business model, is a specific area of the sharing economy that has disrupted the traditional hospitality sector and areas of the housing market. The commercialization of these services creates an unbalanced playing field, in which, homeowners with multiple properties are able to use them like hotel rooms. This should be categorized as unfair, as those utilizing ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Institute a Maximum Income Tax in Ontario

In Ontario, and more broadly in Canada, there is one group of people who are viewed as not paying their fair share of the staggering costs of government. This group is labeled and discriminated against in many ways, especially economically but also morally. These Ontarians pay their way more than five times over, yet are still told they do not pay enough. This minority group is targeted by governments and lobby groups, ...more »

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Responsive Government

Remove From Hiring Applications the Check Box That Asks If Applicants Have a Criminal Record

Ontario should implement Ban the Box legislation. It was started by civil rights groups and advocates for ex-offenders, aimed at persuading employers to remove from their hiring applications the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record. Its purpose is to enable ex-offenders to display their qualifications in the hiring process before being asked about their criminal records. The premise of the campaign ...more »

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