• Stop the Industrial Wind Turbines in North Stormont Ontario
    The Township of North Stormont, except for greedy land owners, has said no. Wynne’s government drove it through anyway. We must protect our water and our wildlife.
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    Created by Kim Riddell
  • Don't shut down the support centre for local planning appeals
    URGENT:  Citizen rights are being abused and the Legislature is being bypassed as Ontario’s Attorney General decides to abruptly close the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre.   Add your support to three citizen and community advocacy groups based in Ottawa that are determined to hold the Attorney General accountable to the Legislature, which passed the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Act in 2017.   On Feb. 21, barely nine months after the Support Centre began offering professional advice to citizens and citizen groups, the Attorney General has acted in a unilateral and possibly illegal way to shut down its operations.   Paul Johanis, chair of the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital, called the Attorney General’s move “outrageous” because of the impact the decision will have on citizens' groups fighting municipal planning decisions, because of how the decision was handed down to staff of the Centre, and because the announcement has bypassed elected representatives in the Ontario Legislature. Ecology Ottawa and the Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa are also demanding accountability from the Attorney General.   “What we as citizen advocates know is that on Feb. 21 somebody from the Attorney-General’s office told Mary Lee, executive director of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Support Centre, that she and her staff were no longer needed,” said Johanis. “This action dealt a blow to citizens across the province who may not be able to exercise their rights effectively without the advice Lee and her team of professionals were set up to provide.” According to Johanis, creation of the LPASC was one of the bright spots of the previous government's land use planning reforms. “After only nine months in operation, the government cannot rationally justify a move to close this centre.  As far as we can tell, the Act that created the Centre has not been repealed, which makes us wonder if the closure is even legal.” Send the Attorney General a clear message by signing our prepared message or by writing one of your own.
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    Created by Erwin Dreessen
  • Bannir le GLYPHOSATE (RoundUp) l'herbicide de Monsanto
    Regardez l'émission Enquête du 21 février 2019 à Radio Canada. Voir les employés de Monsanto duper les agences de réglementation de tous les pays et aussi l'Agence de réglementation ARLA du Ministère de la Santé du Canada. Le glyphosate est l'herbicide le plus vendu au monde, au Canada on épand 20 fois plus de RoundUp qu'en 1980 et le nombre de personnes atteintes du cancer ne fait qu'augmenter.
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    Created by James McInnes
  • Ban cruise ships from ports and waterways in Western Canada
    Cruise ships are detrimental to both the water and the air, releasing raw sewage into waterways and emmiting massive amounts of carbon dioxide.
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    Created by Steven Kuzmak
  • Save our Old Growth Trees in Qualicum Beach
    Beautiful old trees that are homes to Eagles, and other large birds are being taken out for no apparent reason, and clearcutting is being practiced everywhere in Qualicum Beach, Parksville, and Lantzville for subdivisions.
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    Created by Val Hemingway
  • For democracy and equality
    An EQUALLY OWNED BY WORKER'S ENTERPRISES in control of an enterprise would completely reverse gross inequality in the organization. Would exchange creation of work done for the purpose of making a living for finishing work done for the enhancement of the life living of life. We should stop making a living, finding our selves alive we should simply live. To compete with to compete with democratic equally owned by worker's enterprises dictatorial corporations would find that they need to to pay higher wages and salaries to employees as well compensation for the lack of governance voting power that corporate employees would experience when working for dictatorial corporations as opposed to democratically operated and equally owned organizations. Equally Owned by Worker's Enterprises would be democratic workplaces as opposed to shareholder owned corporations that are controlled by boards of directors that are dictatorships. Members of Equally Owned by Worker's Enterprises would be better paid than the employees of present day corporations. Members of Equally Owned by Worker's Enterprises would retain membership in their organizations and be reassigned work or have membership transferred to another organization as opposed to being laid off, or simply work shorter days or weeks with their fellows. Equally Owned by Worker's Enterprises would be harmonious with ecological policy and conservation policy. Workers at a factory would have a more direct view of any pollution and probably not care for tolerating it. Equally Owned by Worker's Enterprises would avoid re-manufacturing as much as possible by designing longer-lived products that would be manufactured and sold once or twice in a century instead of multiple times for more profit. The work goals would not be to create work for the sake of employment work but to get it done for benefit being finished and doing something else to enhance lives until all was done. Spending money could still derived from selling after manufacturing stopped, from the inventory that was manufactured for estimated future need. When manufacturing would be done it could be done at rate that would be faster than consumption. What an EQUALLY OWNED BY WORKER'S ENTERPRISE is: It is a productive or service business that is collectively owned only by the employees with equal to each other equity. Each member would be having equal voting power. Acceptance of new members, deployment of capital, amounts of remuneration and operations would be controlled by the employee owners. Profits to be distributed equally when and if democratically directed.
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    Created by Lawrence Welsh
  • Pension reform
    At 82, I don't have long left, but for those about to retire,like my children and grand children, the struggle to survive will become more difficult as they age, and I'd like to leave the planet knowing their lot will be easier I am lucky enough to be able to garden to supplement income and ensure I have decent food to eat, but as they are city bound, they will not have this option.
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    Created by Robin Fuller
  • Remove single use plastics from supermarkets
    Plastic is not biodegradable and even when we place it in the blue bin it does not guarantee it will be recycled. Mountains of plastic are in the oceans and in poorer countries that import our waste. Despite being the source of a huge amount of plastic waste, supermarkets like Loblaws and Sobeys have been slow to reduce their waste. They have the buying power to tell major brands to start using more sustainable packaging.
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    Created by Margie Akins
  • Midwives are essential
    Saving the lives of Mothers and babies by continued sustainable funding for regulated education. Midwifery is not a business, it is an essential service. Fees for continued registration and education should not be a barrier to entry or continued employment. The provincial annual operational grant has been in place for 25 years because previous governments have recognized the importance of midwifery. "Midwives really do shoulder a proportionally higher burden of professional fees through our regulatory college to begin with," Elizabeth Brandeis, president of the Association of Ontario Midwives,... "So this cut of government support really does put that extra burden on midwives." Many women prefer to have a midwife than a doctor for prenatal and after birth care and there aren't enough midwives in Ontario. Midwives provide 6 weeks of support after the birth as well. They monitor the health of baby and mother after birth as well as coach with breast feeding and other newborn needs. As a mother of two I am very grateful that I was able to have a midwife for both pregnancies and births. The prenatal care was incredible, and even though there were complications in deliveries, each delivery was amazing and calm because of my midwives. They are skilled and able to deal with any issues as they are specialists. For postnatal care my midwife visited my home several times to check on how things were going. Then after the initial few weeks there were weekly visits to the clinic to check on baby and mother. She gave me the support, coaching, and information I needed that made me feel that everything was going ok. From CBC "there is already far greater demand for services than the province's 956 registered midwives can provide. "We know upward of 25 to 40 per cent of people who want to have a midwife can't currently access a midwife." "The combination of inequitable pay and higher professional dues really does create a tremendous stress on midwives." - Elizabeth Brandeis , president of the Association of Ontario Midwives This is a retrograde step for Ontario, while Alberta is leading the way "The loss of government funding in Ontario is in stark contrast to a boost for midwifery announced earlier this week by the Alberta government."; Alberta has also increased funding for midwifery services by $11 million over the last three years, bringing the total to $49 million. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/college-of-midwives-ontario-funding-cut-1.4946081
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    Created by Paula Sherman
  • Ford: restore provincial funding to Ontario College of Midwives
    Midwives deliver 15 per cent of the babies born in Ontario, care for 12 to 14 per cent of pregnant women and are turning away clients because they can’t meet the demand, according to the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM), which plays an advocacy and support role for midwives. We need MORE funding. Not less The decision to remove all funding shows a contempt for the profession and for women's needs
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    Created by Denise Brookfield
  • Help Motion 110 - Extended leave for parents of infant or child loss
    There are several families like my own and MP Tom Kmiec's who have experienced the life altering pain of child or infant loss who could have benefitted from extended time to heal, process, or help our significant other heal beyond the standard ESA standards act or corporate allowances that are insufficient for this specifically devastating type of loss. More details here: https://globalnews.ca/news/4550439/conservative-mp-who-lost-newborn-daughter-urges-others-to-hug-your-kids-in-house-of-commons-speech/ http://www.blakerichards.ca/motion-110/help-motion-110/?fbclid=IwAR3fiYcLw5gh9xIBkfcXuHzXrTylaYAS9VJifDEl_eu2H4AT6w2fTiQGQLI
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    Created by Jamieson Pepper
  • Don’t let Doug Ford slash francophone rights
    This is important because, it goes against the constitution. clearly states that the official languages in Canada are French and English. We can’t let him slash our rights like that, this is uncalled for and completely unacceptable.
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    Created by Eliott Icard