(@sylvain.wilson)

Strong Sustainable Communities

Improvement of highway 174

Highway 174 east of Ottawa was dumped by the province to the city many years ago. Still today both are fighting to see who will take responsibility for the rehabilitation of the road. Residents are the ones suffering from the lack of a proper road and consequently very fre businesses have set grounds in Orleans. In the meantime the city continues to approve residential developments bringing more and more residents... more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Allow modest increases to Rent Control above inflation

Allow landlords to increase rent 2-5% above inflation. Strict rent control in Ontario is discouraging land owners and developers from maintaining quality units for tenants. Tenants are discouraged from moving without losing their rent controlled apartment, creating toxic relationships between tenants and landlords. The result is less affordable housing, and housing in poor repair for low income Ontarians.

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(@drew0392)

Affordable Cost of Living

Eliminate Property Taxes

Let's get rid of property taxes and replace them with a mix of increased income and sales taxes which would be more progressive, fairer and less divisive. Currently the main source of municipal revenue is property taxes. This presents a lot of problems, both for the city and it's residents. First of all, property taxes hit seniors hardest! Just because you own a valuable piece of property does not mean you are well... more »

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Responsive Government

Ontario Senate - Unelected Legislative Chamber

Having an upper legislative chamber is vital for a vibrant province such as Ontario. The benefits of having an upper, unelected legislative chamber are numerous, among them the following:- 1) having unelected legislative body,from a non-politician class, to scrutinize, monitor, and advise on legislation and other roles entrusted to the OLA. 2) allowing contributions by non-political class to be made in the legislative... more »

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(@torontite)

A Culture of Health

Mandate 40km/h or less in all residential areas

As our urban areas are increasingly made up of large condo towers, former industrial areas have now become primarily residential. As a result we have new residential neighbourhoods where the speed limit is too high (50 or 60 km/h) which is unsafe and unsuitable for pedestrians and cyclists. The maximum should be no more than 40km/h.

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(@dprime)

Strong Sustainable Communities

Allow Municipalities to set minimum wage.

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/uneven-recovery-much-of-ontario-still-hasnt-fully-recovered-from-the-2008-recession As can be seen by the Fraser Institute urban areas haven't recovered from the 2008 recession. This might have to do with the cost of minimum wage. The cost of living in Toronto is not the same as Kitchener. Neither is it the same in Windsor nor Owen Sound. Smaller business in small towns cannot... more »

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(@davemcgruer)

Inclusive Growth

The minimum wage should be eliminated

Advocates of a higher minimum wage claim that raising the minimum wage helps low-wage workers. Opponents point out that if government makes it illegal to hire an employee for less than a certain amount per hour, there will be fewer job opportunities for those who lack skills and experience: a higher price creates lower demand - econ101. Most debates focus on how the minimum wage affects workers. Who is discussing how... more »

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(@trevor)

Responsive Government

Hang Portraits of the Queen

The role of the Crown is both legal and practical; it functions in Ontario in the same way it does in all of Canada's other provinces, being the centre of a constitutional construct in which the institutions of government acting under the sovereign's authority share the power of the whole. It is thus the foundation of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the province's government. A viceregal suite in... more »

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(@trevor)

Inclusive and Just Society

Elizabeth Day as a Non-statutory holiday

The role of the Crown is both legal and practical; it functions in Ontario in the same way it does in all of Canada's other provinces, being the centre of a constitutional construct in which the institutions of government acting under the sovereign's authority share the power of the whole. It is thus the foundation of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the province's government. The Canadian monarch—since  ... more »

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(@pfcogan)

Responsive Government

Education Reforms

The Liberal re-election platform must commit to the introduction of new legislation or regulations to stem the tide of a problem of a rising number of students being “excluded” from the education system under the existing Education Act and outside the existing Education Act within the Safe Schools Act and its Safe Schools Alternative Programs. Thousands of students are kicked out of Ontario schools each year, with educators... more »

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(@davemcgruer)

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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(@davemcgruer)

Responsive Government

Make contributions to the Ontario Opportunities Fund 100% deductible against Ontario income tax

The Ontario Opportunities Fund (https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/oof/index.html) was set up in the 1990s, I believe at a time when some people complained that tax cuts were not good and that they would willingly pay more taxes to continue having the same government funded services. The fact that almost no one actually contributes (https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/20/ontarians-urged-to-help-province-pay-off-its-debt.html)... more »

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