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 »

Submitted by (@danmatten)

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Increase funding for Legal Aid Ontario

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Historic Investments in Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Ontario Poverty Reduction Plan, notably tied with the the Ontario Basic Income Pilot programs, have been bold social policy that will have positive economic benefits. Ontario can be the leading province in reducing homelessness and improving the lives of those most vulnerable in our society. It's the right, just, and smart thing to do. We should add historic investments to these efforts towards being a truly just ...more »

Submitted by (@smackenzie)

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A Culture of Health

Charge employers for use of sick notes that result in unnecessary visits to the doctor.

Often employers seek sick notes for employees needing a sick day as proof of illness, this practice often results as a tax on the sick as doctors notes are not covered by OHIP, but as well for many short term illness that are 1-3 days long that do not warrant medical intervention. This practice is no doubt a burden upon our healthcare system and working people of this province for the sole reason of employers not placing ...more »

Submitted by (@nimanbains)

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Jobs for the Homeless

Many people would rather work then ask for money. By creating a program in which those who otherwise rely on panhandling can get paid to clean the streets. We as a province can team up and significantly decrease the homeless population by providing them with jobs they really truly need!

Submitted by (@keepingcaswell)

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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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New Financial Product To Spur Economic Growth and Save Lives, Life Savings

The first stock, perhaps the most true definition of the term, was issued by the Dutch East India Company, in 1602. The company not only generated revenue, it was profitable, and its shares paid dividends with yields ranging from 12 to 63 percent over its first years. Ontario is rife with stocks of revenue-less publicly traded companies that go on to lose the majority of their value, similar to how out-of-the money call ...more »

Submitted by (@stephen.sinclair)

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Inclusive Growth

Just employment in marijuana legalization

As cannabis becomes legalized and the Ontario government sets up the crown corporation that sells it to the public, let's recognize all of the entrepreneurs from the black market who were arrested and put in jail for selling a substance that is about to be legalized. I propose that the new crown corporation should prioritize hiring people who have served time in prison for marijuana-related offenses as staff, managers, ...more »

Submitted by (@timnash)

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Equality of condition

Equality of Condition We must begin our endeavour toward inclusive prosperity with agreement that the most important consideration is the equality of condition among all Ontarians. We must believe in the inherent good of people; and that given the conditions of an equal and fair choice every person will exercise that goodness. The government of Ontario should immediately introduce a Social Credit for every Ontarian. ...more »

Submitted by (@gregory)

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Restore the right to work and justice in the workplace

This idea encompasses the major discussion categories of "Inclusive Growth", Strong Sustainable Communities", "Affordable Cost of Living" and "Inclusive and Just Society." The most crucial and fundamental role of an elected government is to clarify and defend the rights of citizens. During the 1800s when classical liberalism took hold for the first time in history, workers found better and better jobs, the poverty rate ...more »

Submitted by (@davemcgruer)

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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 »

Submitted by (@davemcgruer)

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