Inclusive and Just Society

Raise Ontario Works Rates to Encourage Living With Dignity

On the path to a Universal Basic Income in Ontario (which is still many years away), it's important to raise up those experiencing poverty by increasing the Ontario Works amounts to a reasonable threshold. Currently only $721 is given monthly ($337 basic needs + $384 shelter) to a single individual, for example, which in most cities and towns is woefully inadequate to survive. Linking OW rates to a reasonable percentage ...more »

Submitted by (@markmackinnon)

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Affordable Cost of Living

No provincial tax for seniors with yearly income under $ 30,000

Seniors with a yearly income under $ 30,000 shall not pay any provincial taxes. Ontarians that worked all their lives shall not live in poverty in Ontario. we need to take care of our seniors because they are our parents and soon it will be us. By not charging provincial taxes for seniors with a yearly income under $ 30.000 we help to improve the level of net income for our seniors. Rather than charging provincial taxes ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Ontario Pension Fund - Quebec has the QPP, Ontario should have the same.

Quebec has its own pension fund - this lets it have higher retirement savings than other provinces, and therefore higher benefits for retirees. In addition, the QPP is a means of Quebec controlling its own economic destiny - it can invest to promote Quebec and ensure that companies it invests will in turn will help to invest in Quebec's future. As a have province, Ontario would benefit and not have to convince other ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Create a "Learn-to-earn-Tuition" Citizen Apprenticeship tutor hub model in municipal public libraries.

NOTE: This policy idea to create a Citizen Apprenticeship tutor hub and develop a three-year pilot project in a Mississauga public library was submitted to Common Ground workshop held by Mississauga East - Cooksville riding association on December 16, 2017. https://twitter.com/Soplet/status/942433405211480066 An Inclusive and Just Society uses an equity lens to drive remedies for prosperity which result in poverty reduction. ...more »

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