Policy

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Policy

This page is dedicated to the promotion of progressive policies favouring equality, inclusion and an environment that supports meaningful and satisfying lifestyles. It also is dedicated to promoting democratic accountability and good government.

Social Policy

Pharmacare

Pharmacare2020 Immediately begin to negotiate a national Pharmacare program -save money and promote affordable medications for all

The Facts to support a Pharmacare Program for Canada

Dental Care

Dentacare

Poverty Reduction

~decrease personal taxes on poorest

PersonFinancialSecurityforSeniorsReport.pdf Report for Consideration in Drafting Policy in 2014 to increase level of financial support for seniors across Canada

Aboriginal affairs

~Substantial incresae for Water and Sewer treatment on Reserves

Guaranteed Annual Income for Persons With Disabilities Passed in 2013 Kenora Federal Liberal Riding

Immigration

~End program which permits the rich to fast track

~Increase family reunification

~Speed-up placements of Syrian refugees from camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan

Military and Armed Forces

~Re-examine the needs of Canada for fighter jets and purchasing

~Provide substantial investment in navy vessels and examine the role they could provide in search and rescue

~Reorient emphasis away from military operations to peace keeping

~Increase ranks of the Canadian Forces Reserves, including a Canadian Forces Reserve in Yukon

Democratic Reform

~lower voting age to 16

~Revision of Elections Act

- bring back vouching for identity of person as well as residence-

~Authority to official to investigate and compel witnesses

Senate Reform

~Reject 3 E Senate

~if Senate could just die fine, but otherwise concentration should be directed at improving quality of Appointment. Read GRaham Steele's 2014 What I Learned About Politics suggesting that Politicians are not neccesary good legislators. Senate could be used as a "chanber of second sober thought with policy oriented people who understand the legislative process and could work collaborative with those political cousins

Accountability

Accountability Act

Foreign Affaires and Immigration

~End program which permits the rich to fast track

~Increase family unification numbers

Foreign workers

End any Foreign Workers Programs that do not offer option of immigration to such workers after a definite time duration of 1 or 2 years; tie foreign workers to unemployment levels.

Taxation

~increase corporate taxes by 1%

~increase personal taxes on richest 1%

~decrease Personal taxes on poorest

~increase taxes on stock options

Infastructure

~increase infrastructure spending for 2015 -2025 decade to 125 billion with special emphasis on transit, bridge building (replacement) and major coridor devlopment

Websites

Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives

The CCPA is one of Canada’s leading sources of progressive policy ideas. Our work is rooted in the values of social justice and environmental sustainability. As non corporate-funded policy think tanks continue to be silenced, the importance of the Centre has never been greater.

Caladon Institute of Social Policy : The Caledon Institute of Social Policy is a private, nonprofit social policy think tank established in 1992, not affiliated with any political party, supported primarily by the Maytree Foundation, located in Toronto. It seeks to inform and influence public opinion and to foster public discussion on poverty and social policy; and develops and promotes concrete, practicable proposals for the reform of social programs at all levels of government and of social benefits provided by employers and the voluntary sector. It covers a broad range of social policy areas including income security (e.g., pensions, welfare, child benefits, Employment Insurance, benefits for Canadians with disabilities), community capacity-building, taxation, social spending, employment development services, social services, disability supports and health.

Macdonald Laurier Institute : Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, national public policy think tank based in Ottawa, rigorously independent and non-partisan, exists to renew the legacy of these two towering figures of our history, and the legacy of all those who had the courage and the wisdom to found Canada.

Open Canada OpenCanada.org

C.D. Howe Institute : The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. It is Canada’s trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.

Fraser Institute Headquartered in Vancouver, with regional offices in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, it produce research about government actions in areas that deeply affect Canadians’ quality of life such as taxation, health care, aboriginal issues, education, economic freedom, energy, natural resources and the environment. -

Canadian Global Affaires Institute The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a charitable, independent, non-partisan, research institute with an emphasis on:

Centre for Foreign Affaires Public Studies

Established in 1971, located in Halifax, the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies covers all aspects of foreign policy in Canada and around the world with a particularly strong reputation as an institute for the study of maritime security and oceans policy, Canadian and comparative foreign policy, and contemporary global challenges.  

2015 Election Polling

Ipsos

References

Booth, Michael (2014) The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

Page, Kevin (2015) Unaccountable: Truth and Lies on Parliament Hill, Viking

Pepall, John (2010) Against Reform, Toronto: University of Toronto Press Inc.

Steele Graham (2014) What I Learned about Politics, Inside the Rise - and Collapse of Nova Scotia's Government.

Wilkinson, Richard and Kate Pickett (2010) The Spirit Level, Why Equality is Better for Everyone