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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Buyback HW407 and Turn it a Toll-free

Great Golden Horseshoe accounts for about 70% of Ontario’s GDP, yet its transportation system lags behind which results in traffic congestion, lack of convenient mobility of people and goods - an important characteristic of a healthy and growing economy - and causes multi-billion dollars in lost productivity that’s projected to increase unless we act.

Of course, to enhance GGH transportation systems require working... more »

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Mandate Zero-emission Vehicles by 2028

Eliminating sources of emissions is the most effective way to mitigate and ultimately overcome global warming phenomenon. Mandating a zero-emission threshold for the province will help mobilize resources and focus attention of automakers and citizens on the importance of this step in our environmental pursuit. After all, we cannot a target that we can not see. Ten year window is a reasonable window of time to make the... more »

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Mandating Sustainability Criterion for any Bill

Sustainability is a common catch phrase in most government documents/policies/laws. But it does not mean necessarily that sustainability principles are adhered to. In essence, in most times, sustainability is used as a flashy word to prove good environmental intentions. Sustainability is a very important criterion that we have to apply to any bill/policy made by the government to ensure that the bill will achieve the... more »

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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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Permit municipal gas tax for public transit

Montréal, Vancouver and Victoria impose 3¢/L, 17¢/L and 3.5¢/L municipal excise taxes on gasoline, respectively, to fund public transit. This results in more compact land use (resulting in lower cost to provide government services), makes active transportation and public transit more competitive, reduce the pressure to use fares, sales, income or property taxes to fund transportation, and reduce air and noise pollution... more »

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