• Move the Don Valley Layover Facility
    The Toronto ravine system is a distinctive feature of Canada's largest city that should be protected and celebrated. It has taken decades of political advocacy, community devotion, and legal protections to undo industrial pollution in the ravines. Any development that takes place in this fragile ecosystem has to be done with the utmost caution and care. Spending the money to do it correctly now will save money on restoration efforts later.
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  • Stop Women Harrasment
    as we know women are the initial part of society if there are no women the men where not exist in this universe
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  • Tree Conservation By-Law
    Huron County already has a tree-cutting by-law; we should be following their foot-steps. Lambton Shores specifically as well as various areas in Lambton County consist of areas of important natural lands that should be valued highly for its biodiversity, animal habitat, and our own enjoyment/health. We still see farmers trimming away at their native treed woodlots 5 - 10 acres at a time. We understand that farmers feed us, but farmers also need the aid of naturally protected lands and waters to maintain proper biodiversity and pollination to maintain a healthy crop. We all need to look at the bigger picture and work together for the health of ourselves and our lands. A tree-cutting bylaw similar in scope to Huron County should be our goal here in Lambton County and Lambton Shores.
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  • National Post: It's Time To Retire Rex Murphy
    On February 18th, columnist Rex Murphy published an article about the deadly ice storms plaguing Texas. It would be too polite to say that the column is full of lies, because lies contain an implicit admission that there is a different, hidden truth. Rather, Murphy's column is simply a regurgitated spew of false information that Murphy clearly believes to be true. A few examples: - Murphy alleges that the storm in Texas actually *disproves* climate science because, and I quote, "I thought we were not having winter anymore". - He claims that the real reason the grid failed is too much reliance on wind power - in Texas. Experts with actual meaningful information have determined that much of the grid failed, including gas, coal, and even nuclear power plants, and the blackouts were made worse by Texas being disconnected from the national grid (a move that was made to avoid federal safety regulations). - He closes the article by alleging once again that "winter" disproves all of climate science. With the climate crisis raging, Murphy's obvious misinformation is not just frustrating and off target - it's deadly. If Rex Murphy can't be bothered to learn the truth, then he can't be trusted with a public platform. It's time for the National Post to retire Rex Murphy.
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  • Doug Ford! Stop the Build of Ontario Superhighway Through Greenbelt Lands
    The 407 is already underused and overpriced, due to previous Conservative government. One idea is to divert trucks from the 401 to the 407 and subsidize those independent truckers and trucking companies with the money planned to build a new and unnecessary highway. It will increase safety on the 401, lessen congestion and save our environment and billions of dollars. Our kids are depending on us to do the right thing for the environment and their future.
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  • A livable basic income guarantee for everyone who needs it
    Until we have a national livable basic income guarantee for everyone who needs it, regardless of their work status, many of us will continue to be left behind living in poverty. We need a renewed social safety net for the 21st century that includes both income security and the social supports and services we need. We are facing turbulent times: climate change; energy transition; employment transition; racism and discrimination; vast income inequality; deep poverty; pandemics; an opioid crisis and food insecurity. Any one of us can fall into poverty at any time. To successfully adapt to all of the challenges of the 21st century, we need a social safety net that will catch not just some of us - but all of us. We each deserve to live with sufficient income and the supports and services we need to live with dignity.
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  • Make Bret Hart the new Governor General
    The role of Governor General is purely ceremonial. If we are to maintain the role, it must go to a Canadian icon who is universally loved and able to deliver on the pomp and pageantry of the job. That icon is Bret Hart. Bret Hart is a legendary showman and philanthropist, possibly the most famous Canadian of all time. He is an inspiration not just for his accomplishments but also for his loving and caring approach to life. He has never once forced anyone to calculate the distance between the sun and moon and indeed, like most Canadians, may have no idea how far apart the two are. Bret Hart can unify our nation as he once united with John Cena to take on Edge and Chris Jericho. He is the best choice there is, the best choice there was, and the best choice there will ever be for the role of Governor General. PM Trudeau, make amends and make history at the same time - appoint Bret Hart as Governor General of Canada.
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  • Canada, bring former Blackwater Trump Pardoned War Criminals to Justice
    Recently President Donald Trump officially Pardoned these convicted War Criminals. Seventeen Iraqi civilians were killed and twenty more were injured in Nisour Square by these four Blackwater private security employees. It is important that the transcending Principles of International Justice be upheld by the Canadian Government no matter who the War Criminals are.
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  • Protect heritage workmans cottages from development
    Workmans cottages should have a blanket protection in the City of Toronto as very few remain. Developers have taken advantage of too many loopholes provided by the city to destroy these historic homes. This would be a similar blanket protection that Montreal imposed for their "Shoebox homes" https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/shoebox-bylaw-referendum-1.5076513 . The essence of the workman's cottage was to provide affordable housing, with land, to the lower working class which is still relevant and needed today, allowing three stories to be built from a one-story defeats the whole purpose of what these homes represented over a century ago, and is a strong historic icon that needs to be protect.
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  • Vaccinate Teachers Returning to the Classroom Frontline!
    UNESCO, the United Nations agency for education, has called on governments to give teachers priority access to COVID-19 vaccines. Throughout this pandemic, Ontario teachers continue to put their lives at risk because they love what they do and they care deeply for their students. Health and safety is essential to keep our schools and daycares open and allow our economy to operate. Educators warrant protection from exposure to a life-threatening illness in their work environment, as do their students and families. Our government has refused to acknowledge the facts, that schools are increasingly unsafe with currently over 7000 Covid cases and numerous school outbreaks and closures. Science, at present, simply does not know what is safe, and the government has not prioritized the safety of educators over the economy. Teachers will continue to perform their professional due diligence, but our democratic government also has a responsibility to protect it's citizens - at least this is what we teach our students. Our healthcare heroes, our vulnerable seniors, and those who are medically at risk, clearly take vaccination, precedence, but our teachers also need to be prioritized in the line-up for vaccinations. They are essential - on the classroom frontline - and they are indispensable members of our community!
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  • Sign now: Help Toronto save its green spaces from destruction by Metrolinx
    The plans for rail expansion in Toronto’s Lakeshore East corridor by Metrolinx will relieve congestion and improve public transportation, but can and should be done without the wholesale destruction of a community’s green spaces including the environmentally sensitive ecosystem of Smalls Creek Ravine and Williamson Park Ravine. This is an opportunity for Metrolinx to create a model for sustainable city building by working with the affected communities in finding ways to protect and even revitalize these greenspaces as part of their construction work. Metrolinx has plans to destroy an ecologically sensitive & socially significant ravine ecosystem—with nearly 300 trees slated for removal! Clear cutting of the trees in the ravines will start in a matter of weeks, including some that are over 100 years old, to be replaced by a permanent concrete wall up to 10ft tall and over 400ft long, without any real public input or consideration for the effects of this devastation on the neighbouring community. Help us send a message to Metrolinx that they cannot ignore the communities in which they operate. UPDATE January 7, 2020 - Since the launch of this petition Metrolinx has publicly responded, saying they have indeed conducted and continue to conduct community consultation. This is true. But it changes nothing about the content of this petition. To date, Metrolinx has only publicly released the same documents SmallsCreek.ca had to first obtain through a Freedom of Information request. Their Dec 24th blog post reiterated much of what they have said already, and while mentioned it is interested in further community consultation, takes the tone that this project - still slated to begin as early as the end of January 2021 - is a done deal. SmallsCreek.ca will continue our community outreach until Metrolinx recognizes the petition's requests and engages in a meaningful dialogue that takes our positions into active consideration. We want more trains & two way service. We want a 4th track, but ask our provincial transportation stakeholders to install the transit, without sacrificing an important community ecosystem. Learn More at www.smallscreek.ca
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  • Upon Reaching Earnings Exemption Disability Assistance Should Fade Gradually
    We certainly are nowhere near rich if we're on PWD. A sudden deduction is felt by us in a powerful way. This drop in assistance is disorienting and problematic for people, especially who go just a modest amount over the limit and who do so at the end of the year, when the seasonality of things can also increase expenses and decrease work income. It can be really bad timing! Covid-19 just makes this all harder to deal with, too. Costs and expenses typically do not go down, but suddenly a PWD client can be without that extra money earned through their hard work, through their disability. In fact, the actual work might be continuing the same, but suddenly there is a loss in access to otherwise available resources. It's not a smooth transition for us. Things someone might buy with this extra income if it weren't clawed back: It could go toward a doctor recommended supplement which is not covered, toward a psych or physio therapy session which is not covered but does wonders for overall management of stress and health issues, toward a meaningful gift to a loved one at Christmas, or toward something otherwise out of reach but which afforded increases one's quality of life and health. Like mentioned, on PWD we are not rich, so these small amounts mean a lot to us.
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