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Lifelong Learning

Amalgamate School Systems

Both provincial and federal Liberal governments tout inclusiveness and the value of diversity, and I would say, rightfully so. And yet we fully publicly fund two school systems that enshrines segregation. We segregate students based on religious grounds and we violate the rights of non-Catholic teachers to practice their craft at all the publicly funded schools in Ontario. These egregious and un-Canadian values should... more »

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Responsive Government

Privacy and Credit Reporting Agencies

Credit reporting agencies operating in Ontario must allow any person/business to opt out of their data base. The information of any person/business that has opted out must be permanently erased. The data can not be transfer to a different jurisdiction. Recent events have shown that credit reporting agencies can not be trusted with our data.

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87 votes
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Inclusive Growth

Establish the Ontario Investment Bank for capital/infrastructure projects ...

Establish an investment bank for capital/infrastructure projects such as affordable housing/apts/condominiums, community centres, retirement homes, long term care facilities.

 

Local municipalities could apply and prioritize project initiatives.

 

Allow for international investors for such projects to lead to a permanent pathway to citizenship (first step would be permanent residency)

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Affordable Cost of Living

Baby Boomers Being Busted

With the Economy changing and company's downsizing many Baby Boomers losing jobs. Trying to get children through post secondary and support parents aging. Many things as CPP, Medicare introduce support. My salary now cut in.half because of a low penal. We're sinking and going into debt.Support.the 55 plus With programs based on income.

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Inclusive Growth

Encourage Investment and Spending to grow economy - Tax lazy capital

Investment and Spending are the engines of economic activity. Capital that is idle for more than one year beyond certain thresholds to be taxed at a 2% -2.5% rate. Individuals and corporations would be encouraged to invest or spend into the Ontario economy and create jobs and spur economic growth & create wealth.

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Inclusive Growth

Enable seniors' participation in economy

Government to encourage and give incentives to corporations to engage seniors in innovative ways to make use of their knowledge and experience. This will benefit the corporations and keep seniors active and able to give back to society.

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121 votes
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Lifelong Learning

Expand access to free, open textbooks for Ontario students

While the OSAP free tuition policies have been a tremendous step in reducing financial barriers for post-secondary students, textbooks continue to present a significant cost for many students.

Ontario made a great first step in supporting eCampus Ontario's Open Textbook Library (https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/) that provides over 200 free, shareable, online textbooks for PSE students and faculty to use.

But... more »

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347 votes
415 up votes
68 down votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Community hubs

Encourage non-profit organizations to cohabitate in local community hubs. Provide financial incentives for similar health care related or youth-oriented NGOs to co-locate and share operational resources. Sharing overhead costs would free up resources

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79 votes
103 up votes
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Lifelong Learning

Investments in Trades Pathways

To align investment (capital and personnel) in the expansion of the trades pathways in education in order to:
a) assist student with making good career choices that will align with job availability
b) align with the needs in employment sectors
c) allow for salary and other supports such as retraining of older adults as businesses restructure to meet the changing local, national and international economic needs
d) allow... more »

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62 votes
75 up votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Protect the Pickering Lands

Recognize the importance of local and sustainable food and recognize the importance of protecting eco-sensitive lands within the GTA, we call upon the government of Ontario to oppose the development of an airport in Pickering and instead promote the protection of the farmland, watersheds, and natural habitats of the remaining Pickering Lands, including Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt lands, as an agricultural preserve... more »

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Strong Sustainable Communities

LID

Make a move within the Planning Act to self sustaining communities by mandating LID construction for all new builds! This means permeable surfaces, solar panels, improved and modern construction methods using new improved environmentally friendly products! Eco landscaping in common areas with native plants, flora and fawna!

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Responsive Government

More, better online services from government

Citizens want government to be online and available on their smartphone! Should be just as easy as online banking or buying something on Amazon.

Ontario has done a great job lately in rolling out great new online services, like with the OSAP aid calculator (https://www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program), Budget Talks to get great ideas from citizens (https://talks.ontario.ca/), or the new healthcare... more »

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176 votes
208 up votes
32 down votes
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