• Tell Christine Elliott to protect overdose prevention sites
    In 2017, over 1,200 people died of preventable overdose in Ontario - hundreds more than 2016. [1] That's three people every day - dead. Emergency room visits because of opioid use have also skyrocketed over the past year, at 7,512 visits, a 69 per cent increase over the 4,427 visits in 2016. But there is a solution. Overdose prevention and safe injection sites are proven to save lives. In Ontario, several such sites have saved over a thousand lives in the past year; not a single person has died at these sites. These sites reduce public injection; reduce drug paraphernalia litter; and do not increase drug-related crime. Meanwhile, they could save millions in healthcare costs - and thousands of lives. [2] The time for "review" is over. The Ontario government must move forward immediately with approving and funding overdose prevention sites across the province, in addition to urgently needed supports and rehabilitation. SOURCES: [1] https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/opioid-overdose-deaths-surpass-1200-in-ontario-for-2017-new-data-show [2] https://betablog.org/overdose-prevention-site-reduce-public-injecting/ [3] https://www.catie.ca/en/pif/fall-2018/harm-reduction-action-supervised-consumption-services-and-overdose-prevention-sites
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    Created by Tim Ellis
  • POOF Protecting ODSP OW Funding
    This is important so that ODSP and OW clients can live a reasonable life and be able to afford decent food all month long and to ease the stress of struggling to pay bills. ODSP and OW clients deserve to have a decent roof over their heads especially with winter coming on.
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    Created by Isabella Gamk
  • Ensure that any MP that crosses the floor instantly results in by-election being called
    This is needed to ensure that MPs don't just flip parties to create headlines and to further erode Canadians' trust in our institutions, democracy, parties and our system in general. We need strong parties, more parties and a system whereby people don't just flip parties to benefit themselves. We need true representation and good representation and to ensure that parties are not picking off MPs for their own advantage. Therefore, I would suggest this is imperative so that Canadians can have faith in the system. Also, constituents in these cases of crossing the floor may not even be consulted. That is why this is so important and why this petition is absolutely essential. I would regard it as essential so as to ensure our democracy is not sold out to special interests, parties with the most money, big donors or even payoffs in future elections. This must be brought to the attention of everyday Canadians.
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    Created by John Siciliano
  • End housing discrimination against people with disabilities
    20% of Canadians are reported to have a disability, including 200,000 Canadian children; This is predicted to rise to 25% by 2031; People of all ages have disabilities of many types; There is no building code in Canada mandating that housing be made accessible to people with disabilities; Universal design will accommodate anyone of any age or ability, going beyond mere accessibility, and demonstrating an underlying commitment to including as wide a range of users as possible; and The Canadian Human Rights Code and Charter of Rights and Freedoms forbid discrimination on the basis of disability.
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    Created by Kate Chung
  • Reinstate the carbon tax and green energy rebates
    The number one issue for all governments at every level is to stop global warming. The biosphere will collapse if we don't all do everything we can to draw down fossil fuel emissions and prevent more from occurring. The environment is more important than the economy; the environment was chugging along nicely before humans brought the economy on board, but the economy will not chug along nicely when the oceans start to boil. We must rally to save not just your children and grandchildren, but the microbes, the fungi, and the whales with kilograms of plastic in them. Everything in the biosphere is at terrible risk, and we must all change our ways right now if we don't want all living beings to perish.
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    Created by Shannons Purves-Smith
  • The Future is Now: What about our Kids?
    Our young people are looking at a planet that will be severely compromised without us acting now. I am sick about the me-oriented policies of the Ford government.
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    Created by Rosemary Walton
  • Don't Burn Rail Ties For Energy!
    Let's make sure that the Clean Energy Act only lets BC Hydro burn clean wood, which is not creosote-soaked rail ties.
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    Created by Rail Ties Be Wise Rail Ties Be Wise
  • Coldwater Couple vs. Kinder Morgan
    This is important because if this dilbit pipeline/tanker project is allowed to proceed it will inevitably ruin B.C.'s environment and economy in the event of another catastrophic oil spill similar to the Exxon Valdez in Alaska, Kalamazoo River in Michigan, RedDeer River in Alberta, North Saskatchewan River, and many more across the globe. The photographs of crude oil-covered sea birds and mammals should be enough to make anyone want to do something to stop this madness.
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    Created by Virginia Smith
  • Demande d’audiences publiques pour le projet Authier à La Motte
    Le projet Authier est un projet de mine de lithium à ciel ouvert développé par la compagnie australienne Sayona Mining à La Motte, en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. La fosse prévue par le projet, qui ferait plus d’un kilomètre de longueur, serait située à moins de 500 mètres de l’esker Saint-Mathieu-Berry, source d’une eau potable d’une pureté à la réputation internationale. De par sa proximité avec l’esker Saint-Mathieu-Berry, le projet développé par la minière Sayona soulève des inquiétudes dans la région. Compte tenu de la décision de Sayona Mining de n’exploiter que 1900 tonnes et non 2000 par jour, ce qui la soustrait à l’obligation de se soumettre à la procédure d’évaluation et d’examen des impacts sur l’environnement, nous désirons nous assurer que les citoyens puissent juger du projet au terme d’un processus transparent et indépendant. Nous demandons ainsi à ce que le projet Authier soit soumis à une enquête et des audiences publiques du Bureau d’Audience Publique sur l’Environnement. De plus, nous demandons à ce que des études indépendantes sur le projet Authier soient réalisées dans les plus brefs délais. *** Le Comité Citoyen de Protection de l’Esker a été fondé au printemps 2018 par des citoyen-ne-s de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue préoccupées par le projet de mine de lithium Authier à La Motte, de la compagnie australienne Sayona Mining, dont la fosse serait située à 500 mètres de l’esker Saint-Mathieu-Berry.
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  • Stop the sale Of AECON to the Chinese government
    With the huge trade, we already do with the Chinese government we simply back their repressive regime, provide funds for them to become a world leader and create even more environmental damage.
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    Created by Alex Jackson
  • Samsung destroyed their water wells - then sued them!
    Samsing, operators of the North Kent Wind Farm, continue pile driving into the bedrock of Chatham Kent, knowing that it has destroyed the water wells of dozens of families. Ontario regulators are doing nothing to protect these families, who have relied on well water for generations. The pile driving sends toxic sediment into the water that ruins water pumps. The sediment could eventually settle, but the vibrations from the turbines prevent this. Ultimately, the pile driving has resulted in dozens of families and their farms being cut off from their water supply. A few farmers tried to blockade the site to prevent further damage and Samsung sued them for the cost of delays. Tell Samsung to clean up its act! Boycott their phones, TVs and appliances and demand your pension funds divest from them now.
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  • The fight for street people all across the globe
    I lived on the street in Toronto in 1990 for six months. I was assaulted nearly raped many occasions
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    Created by Karen Mitchell