Toronto-Danforth
Provincial Liberal Association

Toronto Danforth Provincial Liberals call for Policy Development in Four Key Areas!

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For Immediate Release

 

Toronto Danforth Provincial Liberals call for Policy Development in Four Key Areas

 

Toronto (October 17, 2016) – At a Policy Round Table held on the weekend, members of the Ontario Liberal Party (“OLP”) in Toronto Danforth discussed a number of policy areas and passed motions which they will forward to the OLP’s Executive Council for consideration:

 

Climate Change and Safe Renewable Energy – In addition to steps being taken to address climate change, the province must do more to fund energy efficient retrofits of existing buildings and close the Pickering nuclear plant as it is an inefficient power plant too near to large populations and as the power is not needed.   

 

Urban Indigenous Youth – As part of the process of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Ontario, there should be a process for urban Indigenous youth and Indigenous leaders to work together with government to develop programs to address the needs of urban Indigenous youth.

 

Minimum Guaranteed Annual Income - We offer full support for the government’s upcoming pilot project on minimum guaranteed annual income and look forward to an evaluation of that pilot project.

 

Housing and Mental Health – There should be more programs that provide affordable housing and safe places to marginalized women, LGBTQ and Indigenous people, who are challenged by mental health issues. 

 

The Policy Round Table, hosted by the Toronto Danforth Provincial Liberal Association, provided residents with an opportunity to share ideas and discuss possible policy solutions with each other.   Arthur Potts, MPP for Beaches-East York, acted as a moderator and provided updates on government progress on the four policy areas.  “It was great to see so many people engaged in the policy process, particularly in an unheld riding like Toronto Danforth” said Arthur Potts.  “I will be sharing these motions with my fellow caucus members and the Ontario Liberal Party.”

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For more information:

Kelly Lynne Ashton,

Chair, Communications Committee

Toronto-Danforth Provincial Liberal Association

Tel: 647-273-6906

Email: klashton@rogers.com

 

Karen Somerville

President

Toronto Danforth Provincial Liberal Association

Tel: 416-463-3834

Email:  amunn@pathcom.com