Inclusive and Just Society

Name Blind Resumes

Creating a system, at least within government, if not for all employers so that resumes are not identified by name. It could be an anonymous number attached. That way, there would be no discrimination based on gender, race or culture.

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Responsive Government

Jobs Automation Strategy

Job losses will be inevitable as automation technologies advance further. The Government of Ontario should develop a comprehensive strategy to address this issue in its infancy. This strategy could include the establishment of education grants or subsidized tuition for recently laid off workers in need of retraining and a guaranteed universal income study. Cross government and private sector collaboration would also ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Solve skills shortages - increase training and admissions instead of relying on immigration

Ontario spends a lot to educate our kids and anyone who wants to gets skills or education. Yet we seems to have shortages of certain skills or training that never get addressed - we do not have enough doctors, but there is no shortage of people who want to become doctors, instead the shortage is because of the lack of slots in medical degree programs and in hospital internships needed for a license. The federal immigration ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Shift population growth away from the GTA to other cities - encourage immigrants to disperse

The government needs to spend something like $45 billion for public transit improvements to deal with growth and congestion in the GTA. This public transit will take decades to build, cost a lot to operate requiring ongoing subsidies, and population growth in th emeantime means that congestion will get worse even with the new transit. The greenbelt limits sprawl - but this limit on land supply also increases land prices, ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Dedicated Student Jobs

Not sure if this is possible. Can we dedicate a percentage of certain jobs to teenagers/students? Jobs in retail, fast food, part time jobs should be prioritized for young adults who need them to gain real life experiences. How do adults know how to handle themselves in front of colleagues in the work place with some sort of decorum; we learnt it from dealing with bad customers when we worked these types of jobs as teenagers. ...more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

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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Inclusive Growth

32 Hour Work Week with no reduction in wages

Tackle unemployment by reducing the length of the work week. This will also allow all Ontarians to fully enjoy the advantages of increasing productivity by having more free time. This has been repeatedly done historically, with western countries seeing a gradual reduction in working hours, with a simultaneous gradual raise in wages, from the nineteenth century to the 1980s. The end of this tapering off in working hours ...more »

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