A Culture of Health

Make Organ Donation Universal with opt-out system

Right now, people in Canada have to register as organ donors to be recognized as a donor. Ontario should move to an opt-out system. The evidence is clear - people are patiently waiting for organs and tissues which could significantly improve lives but many are let down by our current system. There is correlation between countries having a donor opt-out system and having a higher number of organ donations. In "opt-out" ...more »

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More funding for special education.

With teachers being physically hurt and classmates having to endure violent outbursts the time has come to either review the old funding model or maybe remove the repeat offenders if there is not resources available to help them.

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Lower Auto Insurance Rates

We currently have the most expensive auto insurance premiums in Canada despite also having one of the lowest levels of accidents and fatalities. The average auto insurance premium in Ontario is $1,458, which is almost 55 per cent higher than the average of all other Canadian jurisdictions. Public auto insurance programs, such as those in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, take a different approach. Standard rates apply to every ...more »

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Food Security

You may have recently read in the news about Walmart throwing out perfectly good/edible food because they couldn't sell it... or some other reason that doesn't make sense. Laws should force companies, farmers, or anyone creating and/or distributing food, to prevent food waste. These "near due dates" foods should be sent to food banks, instead of being thrown away. Or, to find a way to have them create pickup times at ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

End Ontario's Breed Ban. Remove all Breed Specific Language in the Ontario Dog Owner's Liability Act.

Ontarian's want fair, just and effective legislation when it comes to our animals. Discriminating and profiling dogs based only on appearance is draconian at best and does not decrease dog bites nor promote public safety. The current ban was pushed forward against all professional advice and evidence shows breed bans do not work. Thousands of good family dogs have been victimized. Thousands of responsible dog owners ...more »

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INVEST IN PARAMEDICS & AMBULANCE SYSTEM

Why not adjust budgets to better address the needs of emergency services? Lack of ambulance coverage is occurring all over the province. Wait times are increasing and response times are being affected. We need more ambulances on the road and funding for community paramedicine programs to help alleviate the strain on hospitals. Ambulance Paramedics are fundamental to saving lives. The government’s stated goal is to “improve ...more »

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COVER ALL MEDICATIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS -REGARDLESS OF AGE

Please cover all medications for Cancer patients, regardless of age. Have a team of professionals, that keep up with the most recent research and developments . To be assured that cancer patients receive medications ,that give them the best prognosis and healthiest lives after treatment. Not the highest profit for companies.

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Increase funding for dental care

The current publicly funded dental care programs need to be more robust with basic, denture care and preventive dental care covered in the OW Adult program. Dental programs should pay the providers enough to at least cover expenses. Investing in properly funded dental programs with essential services covered will improve oral health, decrease barriers to dental care, and decrease health care spending on costly ER visits ...more »

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Affordable Housing

Current land-use polices, namely “Places To Grow Act”, enacted more than 10 years ago, is outdated and based on old environmental philosophy - concocted during early 1990s - that’s not compatible with the state of the technology available to us at the present (e.g. Electric Cars, Solar Roofs, etc.). According to the current Ontario Government Climate Change Action Plan, housing and transportation amount to about 55% of ...more »

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Lifelong Learning

Redirect EQAO Testing Funds

It is time to get rid of this destructive vestige of the Harris government of the late 1990s. It was implemented to: a) fool Ontarians into thinking that the government was "doing something to improve education". This is a red herring. A one day test does not improve education. In fact, this type of standardized testing has caused significant harm over the last two decades. b) follow the path that had been set in ...more »

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CPR & AED Training in Schools

CPR training should be mandatory and AED's should be readily available and required in all schools. In the case of cardiac arrest, every second counts. It's fatal if no quick actions are taken within minutes. There's power in community—bystanders need to be ready to help save lives. Everyone should be trained to give effective chest compressions and know how to use an AED. About 60 per cent of cardiac arrests happen ...more »

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