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A Culture of Health

Cannabinoid retail

When it becomes legal next July, Marijuana should not be sold through a government monopoly! Distribution of this legal product should be provided by the existing dispensaries albeit Provincially licenced and regulated! The Ontario government should not be setting up their own monopoly!! Include the Mom and Pop shops in your plans! The monopoly plan is doomed to failure with too few retail outlets (40) to start!

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Strong Sustainable Communities

Fair wages paid in a timely manner.

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I would like to the suggest that companies are to give employees. the option to be paid on a weekly basis.
Many families are suffering because they have to wait, for a bi-weekly or bi-monthly check.
We should be able to receive money earned, on a weekly basis so our families can survive. Let us earn interest on our earned wages and not have to use our high interest credit cards or high fee pay day loans, for basic... 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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239 votes
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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 »

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173 votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

CLIMATE CHANGE/GLOBAL WARMING

Your program to fight climate change is full of well thought out ideas and programs. This issue is vital to all Ontarians though certain special interest corporations and others will push back and deny than man has had any influence. Liberals really need to sell the importance of this issue. If you can get some high profile third party as good as Al Gore or David Suzuki onside to stand with you, you can win the election... more »

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128 votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Wind Turbines

Cancel all Wind Contracts in rural areas that do not want them, especially Prince Edward County and Amherst Island. If you do not do this - and PEC can be cancelled this month with only a small penalty - you will lose the next election. Your best hope of re-election is to admit the mess hydro is in, cancel the expensive and unnecessary wind contracts and pledge to protect rural communities and reduce hydro costs. This... more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Overhaul the Interest Arbitration System to Benefit Communities, Not Individuals

Emergency services workers – police and firefighters – are valued municipal employees who ensure community health and safety in all Ontario municipalities. Because these essential workers are not allowed to strike, the collective bargaining process relies on arbitration to resolve differences if a settlement cannot be reached.

Current inequities in interest arbitration cast a shadow over all collective bargaining with... more »

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25 votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Inclusivity and Safety

As a person with a disability I applaud any initiatives that move towards the respect of and inclusion of people with disabilities into a diverse society. Research consistently shows, however, that many people with disabilities find community attitudes and prejudices to be unwelcoming, uninviting and often violent. I fear using the bus, or subway, for example because, though the accessible symbol tells me I'm welcome,... more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Support Construction of Privately Funded, Publicly Sold Apartments

Home prices and rents are rising across Ontario, and are putting huge pressure on the affordability of living in the province; in major urban areas costs are completely out of control.

I am proposing a for-profit program with a guaranteed return of 5% for investors, which will cover its own costs, and put significant downward pressure on the current cost of condos and apartments in urban areas. This program will involve... more »

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Affordable Cost of Living

Either Raise and Index the Current $4 Meal Sales Tax Exemption or Cancel It

When Bob Rae's NDP Ontario government removed the provincial sales tax from meals under $4 in the early 1990s it was a significant move. Nearly all fast food and cafe meals were priced below $4 and removing the PST had a significant impact. Fast forward 25 years and the $4 exemption threshold has not changed -- though meal prices certainly have! It is nearly impossible to find any cafe/restaurant that serves a complete... more »

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103 votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Creating deposit on aluminum cans and juice boxes, creation of depos for returning bottles

Too many containers are still ending up in the landfill as there is no real incentive for consumers to recycle other than out of good will. An incentive system similar to that found in Alberta would be developed, whereby a deposit would be charged on all bottles, cans and juice boxes that are sold. The deposits would be redeemed when consumers take them to local bottle depos.

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