Petition to Justin Trudeau, Bill Morneau, Canada Consultation
Devastating Tax Legislation
Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tabled legislation that will dramatically alter the tax regime for families, privately owned companies, professionals and even farmers. The potential adverse consequences of this legislation are only now coming to light as it was released during the summer vacation period. Individual entrepreneurs and professionals will be taxed up to 73% on investment income paid to them from their companies. Companies will be penalized for preserving capital even if required to do so by their bank. Families will be taxed at the highest rate of the chief bread-winner and tax inspectors will have the discretion to decide what is fair compensation for a stay at home spouse. Assets left to the next generation will be potentially taxed up to 93% thus ruining family businesses. This is the biggest tax grab and it is the most draconian tax legislation ever proposed in Canadian history. Without the potential for profit business owners will not take the risk of investing their money. We will lose our entrepreneurs and the jobs they create. Bill Morneau intends to introduce the legislation by October 2, 2017. All Canadians will be adversely affected if this onerous tax bill passes. By signing this petition you are indicating your opposition to this tax legislation. An email to Bill Morneau (email@example.com) and Justin Trudeau (firstname.lastname@example.org) will also help.
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Bill Morneau, Jane Philpott, Bardish Chagger, Andrew Scheer, Tom Mulcair, Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Stop #UnfairTaxChanges: Access to Canada's Health Care Threatened
On July 18, 2017, the Government of Canada, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced its intentions to alter the current tax laws for small businesses. The impact of these proposed changes will be immense and disastrous. As hard-working members of society, small businesses provide the economic backbone of Canada. Small business owners receive none of the paid benefits that salaried employees do. The risks and costs of running a small business are high. Tax assistance is vital to ensure the survival of small businesses. Our Canadian doctors are independent of the government and run their clinics like small businesses without any support from the government. Without pensions or any benefits, such as sick leave, maternity leave, health benefits or paid vacation, physicians must independently cover all of the costs of running their offices. Costs include staffing, rent, utilities, all medical equipment/diagnostics, and all medical supplies on top of mandatory licensing and registration fees. This overhead can be between 30-60%. There are 88,000 physicians in Canada and the majority are self-employed. Each office employs on average 4-6 staff. This allows our physicians to run accessible and efficient offices to help patients obtain medically necessary care. Elimination of tax arrangements which were legally negotiated to help physicians control the expense of running offices will impact patients directly. If these proposed taxation changes are passed, Canada’s doctors will be forced to downsize offices and lay off employees. Many provinces have had millions to billions in unilateral cuts to frontline patient care over the past few years. In Ontario alone, our doctors are now into their fourth year without a contract and there has been over $3.7 Billion unilaterally cut since 2015 by the provincial government from the patient services that our doctors provide. There are millions of patients in Canada without a family doctor and unprecedented wait times for specialists. Medical clinics are already struggling to stay afloat. With these federal tax changes, our physicians will be forced to further reduce clinic hours and cut patient services, ultimately leading to longer and longer wait times. Some physicians will close their offices and retire early or leave Canada. Patient accessibility of medical care in Canada already ranks third last amongst all of the wealthy countries (Commonwealth Fund). These tax changes will be further detrimental to Canada's already ailing health care system. Patients and their physicians deserve and need access to timely and quality medical care in Canada. We all deserve fair taxes to help promote small businesses and ensure their survival. We the Undersigned, concerned patients and doctors of Canada, urge Prime Minister Trudeau to preserve fair small business tax laws and not further erode access to our precious health care system. Patients can never come first when frontlines doctors are put last. #ProtectSmallBiz #StopMDExodus #CareNotCuts Please share this petition on Facebook and Twitter. For more information and to stay updated, please like and follow Concerned Ontario Doctors at We are Your Ontario Doctors on Facebook and @OnCall4ON on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you.
Petition to Canadian Telecoms, Cell Phone Manufacturers, CRTC
Enable FM Chips on Smartphones Canada!
Today’s smartphones already have an FM receiver built in! This means that everyone could have free and easy access to radio for the entertainment they love and information they need, but those FM receivers are not activated by all wireless carriers and phone makers. Listening to radio on your phone using the FM chip instead of over the internet saves you valuable data and battery life. Though some wireless carriers and phone manufacturers have agreed to activate the FM chip, we need your help to send a message to those that remain that free FM radio matters to you! It's time to change this and give us our free FM access CANADA! Sign the petition, contact the telecoms and make your voice heard with the Free Radio On My Phone.ca Campaign FM chip activation schedule:(currently Android phones only)ROGERSNot enabled, contact them to demand they turn it on!BELLNot enabled, contact them to demand they turn it on!TELUSNot enabled, contact them to demand they turn it on!SHAW (WIND)Not enabled, contact them to demand they turn it on! Regional CarriersSASKTELNot enabled, contact them to demand they turn it on!VIDEOTRONNot enabled, contact them to demand they turn it on!MTSNot enabled, contact them to demand they turn it on!EASTLINKNot enabled, contact them to demand they turn it on! Learn more at our FAQ's page Some of the highlights to why this needs to be turned on: Save 3x the battery life of your phone - compared to streaming service Save 20x the data use on your phone - compared to streaming service Allow for emergency broadcasting and public safety alerts as mandated in the NPAS system Supporting individuals with hearing and other disabilities to access technology to aid in communication
Petition to Justin Trudeau, MaryAnn Mihychuk, Jean-Yves Duclos
Extend Maternity/Parental Leave for Canadians to 18 months
While campaigning in 2015 the Liberal Party and their leader, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, campaigned on the Liberal's promise to many young families to increase the maternity/parental leave from 12 months to 18 months. Many parents voted Liberal just for that reason and are now planning to hold the new government to their promise! For many moms who are now on mat leave, the change can't come too soon! Here is a link to the Liberal's promise: https://www.liberal.ca/realchange/more-flexibility-for-parents/ Justin Trudeau promised that: "We will introduce more flexible parental benefits that will: allow parents to receive benefits in smaller blocks of time over a period of up to 18 months; and make it possible for parents to take a longer leave – up to 18 months when combined with maternity beneﬁts – at a lower beneﬁt level" Daycare situation in the province of Ontario and Canada as a whole goes from dire to not ideal. An estimated 20% of our daycare spots are licensed, prices sky-rocket and availability is scarce. Some cities drive young families out just because there is no realistic early childcare solution for their children. Even when a spot is available, the daycare will only accept toddlers from 18 months. Why, then, does our maternity leave end at 12 months? How are the average Canadian young parents expected to go back to work? Who will care for their child? It makes no sense. Extending maternity/parental leave to 18 month will allow parents to care for their children until they are ready to go to daycare. It will allow for families to survive during this difficult financial period of having a child. It will encourage people to have more children and it will make for better communities and better policy! "Mr. Prime Minister, please do what you promised and make it easier for us to have children without having to lose our jobs!"
Petition to Premier Kathleen Wynne, Laurie LeBlanc, Angela Coke, Deb Matthews, Minister Chris Ballard, Minister Bill Mauro, MPP Lou Rinaldi, Minister Tracy MacCharles
Designate a person to conduct an inquiry under the Ont. Building Code Act 1992, 23, 30 (1) to investigate the failure to enforce the Ontario Building Code re Small Diameter High Velocity Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (SDHV-HVAC) Systems.
The Ontario Building Code (OBC) is a key document that protects new home purchasers when they make the most important purchases of their lives – a newly built home. In the case of certain SDHV-HVAC systems, numerous HVAC expert reports have found that these systems do not meet the minimum requirements of the OBC. Performance shortfalls of 20% to 50% of the required heating capacity are often measured when installations are investigated. These systems have been sold in Ontario for more than a decade, and according to CTV’s W-Five in March 2012, more than 50,000 of these systems had been sold in the Greater Toronto Area at that time. These systems continue to be sold in Ontario. Canadians for Properly Built Homes (CPBH) has heard from – and met with - many Ontario homeowners negatively impacted by these systems. In February 2012, former MPP Ted Chudleigh called on Consumer Services Minister Margaret Best for a full investigation, but Minister Best did not commission this investigation. Mr. Chudleigh recently confirmed that he continues to believe that an investigation is necessary. This matter affects a significant number of ordinary Ontario consumers who have purchased homes with these systems. Potential negative impacts to these consumers include but are not limited to: - substandard heating conditions in the winter and poor air conditioning performance in the summer, - significant reduction in the value of their homes and/or liability for damages for failure to disclose the fact that the HVAC system is defective when the home is sold, - repairs ranging from at least $40,000 to more than $100,000, depending on the size of the home and the circumstances. When the deficiencies are discovered, typically consumers realize that their only recourse is civil litigation or quasi-judicial warranty appeals, which are lengthy, onerous, costly - and usually do not result in complete cost recovery. Clearly litigation is not the answer. Consumers who purchase new homes assume that the mandated regulatory and warranty agencies will prevent sub-standard systems such as these from being installed. Consumers also expect that when it becomes known that a certain system is found to be sub-standard, appropriate action will be taken. Although representations have been made to the agencies that could take action on this, little or nothing has been done. CPBH agrees with MPP Randy Pettapiece that this issue needs to be addressed for current and future Ontario homeowners. New home purchasers in Ontario pay mandatory Building Permit and New Home Warranty fees but, in these cases, do not receive what they pay for, that is to say, homes that meet the minimum standard of the Ontario Building Code. While this petition concerns SDHV-HVAC systems specifically, what happened here concerns all purchasers of newly built homes in Ontario. If there is no inquiry and these Building Code violations are allowed to go unchallenged, it means that Ontario’s Building Code Regulation & Warranty Agencies will be able to successfully ignore other OBC violations in the future -- all at the expense of Ontario consumers. The Building Code Act contains a provision for an Inquiry to be held when a situation such as this occurs. It is clearly within Minister Mauro’s power to initiate such an Inquiry, and indeed it is his obligation to do so in the interest of all Ontario new home purchasers. Please sign this petition and show your support for proper enforcement of the Ontario Building Code. All Ontarians need – and deserve – a home that at least meets the minimum of the Ontario Building Code, which is the law in Ontario.
Petition to Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau
Let’s use our publicly-owned Bank of Canada to its full potential as per the Act of 1938
One of the most important legal cases in Canadian history is slowly inching its way towards trial. Launched in 2011 by the Toronto-based Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the lawsuit would require the publicly-owned Bank of Canada (BoC) to return to its pre-1974 mandate and practice of lending interest-free money to federal, provincial, and municipal governments for infrastructure and healthcare spending. Here's what the BoC case is all about...it clearly explains in point 18 of the "Business and Powers of the Bank": The Bank may (j) make loans to the Government of Canada or the government of any province, but such loans outstanding at any one time shall not, in the case of the Government of Canada, exceed one-third of the estimated revenue of the Government of Canada for its fiscal year, and shall not, in the case of a provincial government, exceed one-fourth of that government’s estimated revenue for its fiscal year, and such loans shall be repaid before the end of the first quarter after the end of the fiscal year of the government that has contracted the loan; See "Business and Powers of the Bank" in link below http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/B-2/FullText.html Voici ce qu'est le dossier de la Banque du Canada; expliqué clairement au point 18 dans le lien plus bas. Voir section intitulée « Opérations de la banque » : La Banque peut j) consentir des prêts au gouvernement du Canada ou d’une province, à condition que, d’une part, le montant non remboursé des prêts ne dépasse, à aucun moment, une certaine fraction des recettes estimatives du gouvernement en cause pour l’exercice en cours — un tiers dans le cas du Canada, un quart dans celui d’une province — et que, d’autre part, les prêts soient remboursés avant la fin du premier trimestre de l’exercice suivant; Voir « Opérations de la banque » dans le lien suivant : http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/fra/lois/B-2/TexteComplet.html When asked after the October procedural hearing why Canadians should care about the case, Galati quickly responded: “Because they’re paying $30 or $40 billion a year in useless interest. Since ‘74, more than a trillion to fraudsters, that’s why they should care.” (COMER says the figures are closer to $60 billion per year, and $2 trillion since 1974.) The end result has turned our citizens into debt-slaves, this has lead us all into neo-liberal policies and the all too familiar term “austerity”, read on to understand the end-game unless we wake-up soon! Neo-liberal policies and its austerity measures can only work if a nation is indebted to private interests. The issuance of interest-free loans by the publicaly-owned BoC as was the case in Canada from 1938 & 1974 solved this problem, no debt to private interests therefore no need for these public crushing policies. Neo-liberalism is a tool for private interests to grab state owned assets (on the cheap) which results into further impoverishment of the citizens of that country..., it is a scam in slow motion, pure and simple. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuMntvVwwWM In essence, the “money-gods” of this world want monopolies and that is the end result of capitalism. IF YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED THE GAME “MONOPOLY”, THEN YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE WINNER. It is a form of feudalism when pushed to the end. They use governments to create barriers to entry where they see competition and push for freedom once monopolies are achieved. The fact that we are imposed “austerity” and in turn theft of our collective sovereignty should outrage us all, our governments no longer answer to us the people of this country. For more details on neo-liberalism, please see the following link http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=376 http://comer.org/ For those interested, here’s the official petition launched by Elizabeth May of the Green Party of Canada that is (in my opinion) being deliberately muddied by our government. https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-337 Information about this case is available in the following link. Search for court number T-2010-11. http://cas-cdc-www02.cas-satj.gc.ca/IndexingQueries/infp_queries_e.php?stype=court&select_court=T
Petition to John Horgan, @AJWVictoriaBC
Abolish MSP premiums in BC
British Columbia stands alone -- the only Canadian province to charge head-tax-like premiums for health care coverage. It seems clear that B.C. should follow the lead of other provinces in eliminating its flat-rate MSP premiums! Since MSP premiums are a form of tax, they should be assessed by the standard criteria for taxation policy. Given that 90 per cent of public health care costs already come from general revenues, B.C. has ample precedent for replacing its head tax with broader sources, and not becoming a Canadian outlier. It is time for British Columbia to follow the rest of the country and Abolish the MSP Premiums!! Here is a poster that you can download and get onto the community bulletin boards in your area . Please keep sharing this important petition, Thank you!
Petition to Kathleen Wynne, Steven Del Duca
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, More Truck Parking Needed!!
There is a severe lack of safe parking for Truck drivers. My father was a truck driver, my husband and middle son are truck drivers and my grandfather-in-law ran a trucking company and since the 70s spaces for truck drivers to shut down for their regulated 10 hours has dwindled. More pull off areas designated for Transports only are needed so these knights of the highway don't get tickets, are well rested and are alert behind the wheel. Highway 11, 17 and 401 are major routes for the movement of goods across Canada. 5 truck stops just closed along the 401 this past year (2015). A loss of over 500 parking spots along major transportation routes. This is not just an issue in Ontario but Canada wide. You want safer roads? Stop nailing the truck drivers with bigger fines and gelding their trucks. Instead build more Rest areas and truck stops so they have a decent place to park so they can get the rest you require them to have along the routes listed and any others were there is a need!