Recommended Policy Resolutions

ONTARIO’S FAMILIES 

R1. PC Party policy is to help make life more affordable for families with young children
(Sponsored by the Finance PAC with input from the Ontario PC Candidate for King-Vaughan).

R2. PC Party policy is to implement an immediate moratorium on school closures and an immediate review of any schools that are slated to close and a review of the Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline that gives due consideration to local community input for both high growth and low growth areas (Sponsored by the Education PAC with input from the Hastings–Lennox and Addington, Huron-Bruce, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, and Thunder Bay-Atikokan Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R3. A PC party will work to connect people to jobs, and jobs to people by providing young people and their families more information about their career options (Sponsored by the Labour, Trades and Skills Development PAC with input from the Ontario PC Candidate for King-Vaughan and the Hastings—Lennox and Addington, Parry Sound-Muskoka, Perth-Wellington and Pickering-Uxbridge Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R4. PC Party policy is to ensure support for students in need when it comes to special needs education and the rising violence in the classroom (Sponsored by the Education PAC with input from the Dufferin-Caledon Ontario PC Riding Association).

R5. PC Party policy is to empower teachers and give them the tools, training, and flexibility they need to use their professional judgment to promote student achievement and support student needs (Sponsored by the Education PAC).

R6. PC Party policy is to take action to improve student math scores and financial literacy skills
(Sponsored by the Finance PAC, Education PAC with input from the Blue Ribbon Panel on Financial Literacy and the York-Simcoe, Durham, Toronto Centre, Waterloo, and Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R7. PC Party policy is to create a wider range of options for childcare (Sponsored by the Education PAC with input from the Blue Ribbon Panel on Children’s Advocacy).

R8. PC Party policy is to work to connect people to jobs, and jobs to people by improving the quality and availability of labour market information and by creating a post-secondary information portal (Sponsored by the Labour, Trades and Skills Development PAC, and the Education PAC with input from the Carleton Ontario PC Riding Association).

R9. PC Party policy is to ensure that young workers have greater access to their first apprenticeship and training programs. (Sponsored by the Labour, Trades and Skills Development PAC with input from the Carleton, Eglinton—Lawrence, and Huron-Bruce Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R10. PC Party policy is to introduce a consumer-focused home renovation tax credit targeting energy efficient upgrades so that homeowners can improve their homes while helping the environment and reducing hydro bills (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC).  

R11. PC Party policy is to allow more input from local municipalities into the growth plan and their targets (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC with input from Toronto East Ridings).

R12. PC Party policy is to give municipalities more flexibility by making grants broader and less tied to specifics (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC).

R13. PC Party policy is to fill the skills gap in the resource economy by promoting natural resources management as a profession and supporting resource-specific post-secondary education (Sponsored by the Natural Resources PAC).

R14. PC Party policy is to seek advice from the Children and Youth Advocate before the drafting of any legislation directly affecting Ontario's youth (Sponsored by the Community and Social Services PAC).

R15. PC Party policy is to encourage client empowerment and equip itself to assess the quality of service by collecting and publishing rating information about the quality of care provided to people with disabilities (Sponsored by the Community and Social Services PAC).

R16. PC Party policy is to deliver quality lifetime support for Ontarians with permanent developmental disabilities (Sponsored by the Community and Social Services PAC). 

R17. PC Party policy is to advance and modernize social services through proven technology solutions (Sponsored by the Community andSocial Services PAC). 

R18. PC Party policy is to work closely with our Indigenous and Federal partners to review and improve health and education programming to ensure that no First Nation gets left behind (Sponsored by the Indigenous Affairs PAC with input from the Thunder Bay-Atikokan Ontario PC Riding Association).

R19. PC Party policy is to adopt an evidence-based process to prioritize infrastructure projects that: improve Ontarians’ quality of life; unlock business investment; and sustain the health of our environment (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, Toronto Centre, and Pickering-Uxbridge Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

ONTARIO’S FAIRNESS AND BETTER GOVERNMENT 

R20. The Liberals have wasted our tax dollars on everything from luxury winter jackets for staff and giant rubber ducks to cancelling gas plants and eHealth. Ontario PC Party policy is to promote sound economic policy and commit to responsible spending by government (Sponsored by the Finance PAC with input from the Wellington-Halton Hills, and Richmond Hill Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R21. PC Party policy is to protect workers, their economic freedoms, and the pensions they’ve been promised (Sponsored the Finance PAC with input from the Kanata-Carleton Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R22. PC Party policy is to put consumers first in all branches of government; including auto insurance (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC and the Finance PAC with input from the Toronto-St. Paul’s, Eglinton-Lawrence, London-Fanshawe, Ottawa Centre, Ottawa-Orléans, Windsor-Tecumseh, University-Rosedale, and Ajax Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R23. PC Party policy is to make the rules and regulations governing alcohol more consumer friendly, including increased customer access and choice (Sponsored by the Ontario PC Party Policy Committee with input from the Regional VP for the South West, PC Candidate for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, the Ontario PC Youth Executive, the London North, Elgin-Middlesex-London, Eglinton-Lawrence, London-Fanshawe, Ottawa Centre, Ottawa-Orléans, Windsor-Tecumseh, Toronto–St.-Paul’s and University-Rosedale Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R24. PC Party policy is to ensure that all ministries have respect for and understanding of the importance of private property rights and each ministry will have to demonstrate the strong public need to encroach on private property rights (Sponsored by the Ontario PC Party Policy Committee with input from the Blue Ribbon Panel on Property Rights and the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Ontario PC Riding Association).

R25. PC Party policy is to move forward with transit and transportation infrastructure across the province to provide improved movement of goods and people through the most cost-efficient and integrated results-based planning for our current transit, rail, and road network (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Eglinton-Lawrence, Richmond Hill, Brantford-Brant, Toronto Centre, Spadina-Fort York, and Pickering–Uxbridge Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R26.PC Party policy is to streamline the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process to help municipalities implement routine infrastructure projects faster and target their scarce funding dollars to actual project work without sacrificing environmental protections (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC). 

R27. PC Party policy is to end the wait and delay and complete the environmental assessment (EA) for the GTA West Corridor (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC).

R28. PC Party policy is to provide infrastructure funding stability by providing provincial gas tax revenue for all municipalities (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Whitby, Parry Sound-Muskoka, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke and University-Rosedale Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R29. PC Party policy is to make an outstanding customer experience that drives ridership growth a key focus for improving and expanding provincially-funded transportation and public transit infrastructure (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Richmond Hill, Kitchener Conestoga, and Hamilton Mountain Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R30. PC Party policy is to ensure environmental decision-making is rooted in scientific evidence, not politically driven (Sponsored by the Environment PAC with input from the Carleton Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R31. PC Party policy is to repeal the Green Energy Act (more appropriately known as the Bad Contracts Act)  (Sponsored by the Energy PAC with input from the Perth-Wellington, Peterborough-Kawartha and Flamborough-Glanbrook Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R32. PC Party policy is to eliminate the Drive Clean program (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Kitchener Centre PC Riding Association). 

R33. PC Party policy is to improve the environmental regulatory process so that it is less burdensome (Sponsored by the Environment PAC).

R34. PC Party policy is to take steps to protect, promote, and care for Ontario’s major bodies of water throughout the province, including the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin (Sponsored by the Environment PAC). 

R35. PC Party policy is to cancel the Liberal slush fund known as the Climate Change Action Plan, dismantle cap-and-trade, and withdraw from the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), and to return 100% of revenues from Trudeau’s Federal carbon pricing benchmark to taxpayers as verified by the Auditor General (Sponsored by the Environment PAC with input from the Eglinton-Lawrence and London West Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R36. PC Party policy is to ensure proper data collection for reported industrial wind turbine incidents such as infrasound, and bird and bat kills to determine an appropriate course of action (Sponsored by the Environment PAC). 

R37. PC Party policy is to take greater provincial control over immigration selection from the federal government, which currently selects 95% of immigrants to Ontario, by enhancing the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (Sponsored by the Citizenship and Immigration PAC). 

R38. PC Party policy is to increase the proportion of highly-skilled international students in graduate and post-graduate programs immigrating permanently through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, with priority given to those studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) (Sponsored by the Citizenship and Immigration PAC). 

R39. PC Party policy is to improve the appeals processes available to internationally-trained immigrant professionals who have challenges having their credentials recognized by professional licensing bodies (Sponsored by the Citizenship and Immigration PAC with input from the University-Rosedale Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R40. PC Party policy is to respect local municipalities by restoring their planning authority over renewable energy projects (Sponsored by Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC with input from the Huron-Bruce, and Elgin-Middlesex-London PC Ontario Riding Associations).

R41. PC Party policy is not to allow Ministries to impose new regulatory burdens unless they offset them elsewhere (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London, Carleton, Peterborough–Kawartha, and Waterloo Ontario PC Rising Associations, and Toronto East Ridings).

R42. PC Party policy is to give businesses the certainty they need to comply with clear, published and consistent standards and inspection criteria that restrict unfounded inspectors’ whims
(Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC with input from Toronto East Ridings, and the Waterloo Ontario PC Riding Association).

R43. PC Party policy is to implement one-window access for individuals and businesses (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC).

R44. PC Party policy is to roll out electronic vehicle registration for automobile dealers (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London Ontario PC Riding Association).

R45. PC Party policy is to increase Ontarians’ opportunities to complete transactions with Government agencies and Ministries online (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London and Waterloo Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R46. PC Party policy is to focus government staff resources on decisions and evaluations that absolutely require human evaluation (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC with input from the Guelph, and Richmond Hill Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R47. PC Party policy is to put growth and investment permanently on the Cabinet’s agenda through a dedicated Business Advocate (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC). 

R48. PC Party policy is to engage with other national and sub-national jurisdictions to facilitate regulatory convergence and harmonization (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London Ontario PC Riding Association).

R49. PC Party policy is to commit to the principle of meaningful consultation, engaging key stakeholders in developing regulations (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London Ontario PC Riding Association).

R50. PC Party policy is to ease the burden on aggregate transporters (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC).

R51. PC Party policy is to guarantee faster service by all ministries and agencies (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC).

R52. PC Party policy is to have the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) return to its traditional role as an advocate for the responsible and sustainable use of our natural resources including our forests and aggregate (Sponsored by the Natural Resources PAC). 

R53. PC Party policy is to ensure all Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) decisions are made based on scientific research and must take into consideration environmental as well as social and economic impacts on the local area (Sponsored by the Natural Resources PAC).

ONTARIO’S COMMUNITY SAFETY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ETHICS 

R54. PC Party policy is to open an investigation into the lack of sufficient winter maintenance on provincially regulated highways and roadways in Ontario (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the London West, and Thunder Bay-Atikokan Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R55. PC Party policy is to ensure rigorous government oversight and transparency of all provincial infrastructure projects to protect taxpayers (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Ottawa West-Nepean and Kitchener-Conestoga Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R56. PC Party policy is to ensure innovative funding, and private sector expertise is used to make infrastructure investments more affordable and sustainable for taxpayers (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the London West and Dufferin-Caledon Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R57. PC Party policy is to not allow any further sale of Hydro One to private investors
(Sponsored by the Energy PAC).

R58. PC Party policy is to rein in exorbitant executive salaries for government-owned energy companies (Sponsored by the Energy PAC with input from the Guelph Ontario PC Riding Association).

R59. PC Party policy is to let customers decide what level of detail they want to see on their hydro bills (Sponsored by the Energy PAC with input from the Whitby Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R60. PC Party policy is to work to integrate Ontario services, reporting and compliance requirements into already-existing frameworks at the inter-provincial, federal and transnational level (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC with input from the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, and Waterloo Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R61. PC Party policy is to review the Residential Tenancies Act to address delays in proceedings, to assist both tenants and landlords (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC). 

R62. PC policy is to re-establish the successful Red Tape Commission (Sponsored by the Red Tape PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Carleton, and Waterloo Ontario PC Riding Associations and Toronto East Ridings).

R63. PC Party policy is to reduce red tape to encourage more use of recycled aggregate (Sponsored by the Natural Resources PAC). 

R64. PC Party policy is to streamline processes to improve access to justice and reduce delays in the Family Law and Criminal courts (Sponsored by the Justice PAC with input from the Ajax Ontario PC Association). 

R65. PC Party policy is to commit to a multi-disciplinary task force to coordinate a response to human sex trafficking, including public awareness and education that operates in tandem with the Provincial Strategy on Internet Child Exploitation (Sponsored by the Justice PAC with input from the Ajax Ontario PC Riding Association).

R66. PC Party policy is to review and increase efforts to allocate collected proceeds of crime to fund community-based initiatives (e.g. Neighbourhood Watch programs) (Sponsored by the Justice PAC with input from the Toronto Centre, Spadina-Fort York, and Wellington-Halton Hills Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R67. PC Party policy is to help protect firefighters by amending the building code to put reflective stickers identifying all wooden truss or lightweight construction buildings, so firefighters know the dangers before they enter (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC and MPP Randy Pettapiece with input from the University-Rosedale Riding Ontario PC Association).  

R68. PC Party policy is to ensure the safety and security of Ontario’s many social housing tenants, granting social housing service providers the ability to evict tenants permanently if they are involved in serious criminal activity (Sponsored by the Justice PAC). 

R69. PC Party policy is to update and strengthen the Mandatory Blood Testing Act to protect first responders who, in the line of duty, ingest bodily fluids from potentially infected people (Sponsored by the Justice PAC with input from the University-Rosedale Ontario PC Riding Association).

R70. PC Party policy is to address the crisis in community corrections by ensuring proper supervision and enforcement of probation and parole orders (Sponsored by the Justice PAC). 

R71.PC Party policy is to acknowledge and assess the increasing violence in Ontario’s detention centres, and provide alternative penalties to address assaults as the use of segregation is reduced (Sponsored by the Justice PAC).

R72. PC Party policy is to address excessive wait times for corrections investigations, assisting our critically understaffed jails and detention centres and increasing community accountability (Sponsored by the Justice PAC with input from the Spadina-Fort York Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R73. PC Party policy is to ensure fiscal responsibility while addressing the crisis in corrections by conducting a thorough audit of the Liberal government’s construction and operation of the troubled Toronto South Detention Centre (Sponsored by the Justice PAC). 

ONTARIO’S AFFORDABILITY AND ECONOMY 

R74. PC Party policy is to cut your taxes and provide tax credits, to make life more affordable for families and businesses (Sponsored by the Finance PAC with input from the Carleton Ontario PC Riding Association).

R75. Ontario’s debt is out of control. We spend more to service the debt every year than we do for hospitals. We are the largest debt holder of any province or state in the world. PC Party policy is to get the provincial debt under control to make Ontario a prosperous province and a meaningful contributor to Canada’s economy (Sponsored by the Finance PAC with input from the Cambridge, Elgin-Middlesex-London, Kitchener South-Hespeler, Toronto Centre, Spadina-Fort York, Dufferin-Caledon, Huron-Bruce, Durham, Toronto Centre, Wellington-Halton Hills, and Flamborough-Glanbrook Ontario PC Riding Associations, and Toronto East Ridings). 

R76. PC Party policy is to get Ontario’s economy going again - making it the number one jurisdiction to do business in - by having job creation become our primary focus, especially through small and medium-sized businesses (Sponsored by the Finance PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London, Flamborough-Glanbrook, Whitby, Huron-Bruce, and York-Simcoe Ontario PC Riding Associations, and Toronto East Ridings). 

R77. PC Party policy is to stop the bleeding by placing an immediate moratorium on all new energy development or energy contracts until a PC government examines them for need and establishes value for money (Sponsored by the Energy PAC with input from the Guelph Ontario PC Riding Association).

R78. PC Party policy is to reduce spending by recognizing that we have an energy surplus, and canceling all contracts for power projects that we do not need and have not yet been permitted to build, or those that have been built but are in breach by missing key dates, deadlines or conditions. For those projects that are already under construction and for which there is no economic termination right, a PC Government will enforce those contracts to the letter (Sponsored by the Energy PAC with input from the Huron-Bruce, and Flamborough-Glanbrook Ontario PC Riding Associations, and Toronto East Ridings). 

R79. PC Party policy is to stop the spilling of inexpensive water on clean renewable waterpower projects that have already been bought and paid for (Sponsored by the Energy PAC).

R80.PC Party policy is to help businesses remain and grow in Ontario by simplifying energy pricing systems for commercial and industrial users (Sponsored by the Energy PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R81. PC Party policy is to explore a “Made-in-Ontario” electricity price for Ontario businesses who wish to expand operations after midnight rather than sell power at a loss to American competitors (Sponsored by the Energy PAC with input from the London-Fanshawe Ontario PC Riding Association).

R82. PC Party policy is to remove the “smart meter” charge that is currently embedded into your electricity bill (Sponsored by the Energy PAC).

R83. PC Party policy is to create quality affordable rentals by encouraging secondary suites through small interest-free loans, accompanied by a short training course (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC with input from Kitchener South-Hespeler Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R84. PC Party policy is to address the housing shortage by reducing red tape involved in the planning and building process, including making rules more consistent, reducing the frequency of changes and decreasing length of time, fees, and applications (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC with input from the Flamborough-Glanbrook Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R85. PC Party policy is to support choice and affordability in all types of housing including rental and homeownership. We recognize that the lack of supply in all types of housing has led to increases in rents and housing prices that are unaffordable for many people (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC with input from the Toronto Centre, Flamborough-Glanbrook and the Kitchener South-Hespeler Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R86. PC Party policy is to address the record high wait lists for affordable housing and the units that have been boarded up due to lack of repair funds. We need a mix of solutions based on the local circumstances, including rent supplements, tax relief and leveraging government lands to increase affordable housing, partnering with the private sector, co-operatives, and non-profit housing (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC).

R87. PC Party policy is to support leveraging provincial assets by selling air rights over provincially owned buildings such as GO and LRT stations where demand is outstripping supply (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC with input from the Toronto Centre Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R88. PC Party policy is to encourage mid-rise density in existing urban areas by removing barriers and considering pre-zoning where the province has invested in transit infrastructure and it is appropriate (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC). 

R89. PC Party policy is to develop a rolling four-year municipal infrastructure funding commitment so municipalities can more confidently plan for needed capital works investments (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Whitby, and Perth-Wellington Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R90. PC Party policy is to leverage technology and consumer choice to improve the movement of goods and people (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Brantford-Brant, Kitchener Centre, Hamilton Mountain, Toronto Centre, and Spadina-Fort York Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R91. PC Party policy is to commit to effective transit and transportation solutions that enable seamless collaboration between tech hubs, academic institutions, and operations throughout the Toronto-Waterloo innovation corridor (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Burlington, Kitchener-Conestoga, Kitchener Centre, Whitby, Hamilton Mountain, Pickering–Uxbridge, and York-Simcoe Ontario PC Riding Associations, and Toronto East Ridings).

R92. The PC Party recognizes the importance of mining and mineral exploration to Ontario’s economy. PC Party policy is to play an active role in promoting mining and mineral exploration including the Ring of Fire (Sponsored by the Northern Affairs PAC). 

R93. PC Party policy is to encourage the federal government to bring in a loan guarantee program to help the forestry industry pay the unfair duties imposed on Canadian softwood lumber by the US (Sponsored by the Natural Resources PAC). 

R94. PC Party policy is to ensure sufficient resources to review and approve exploration permits and environmental assessments while examining Ontario’s regulations and working with the federal government to eliminate duplicate regulatory requirements and processes for mining exploration, permitting and environmental assessments (Sponsored by the Northern Affairs PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R95. PC Party policy is to have government at the table for negotiations between resource companies and Indigenous communities and encourage resource and mining companies to involve Indigenous communities in their planning process from the beginning (Sponsored by the Northern Affairs PAC with input from the Thunder Bay-Atikokan Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R96. PC Party policy recognizes that sustainable forestry contributes to the environment, captures carbon, builds northern communities and creates jobs in Ontario. PC Party policy is to support sustainable forestry by reducing red tape in the industry and supporting innovation (Sponsored by the Natural Resources PAC). 

R97. PC Party policy is to ensure all money the Government collects from hunting and fishing license fees, fines and royalties is spent to promote fish and wildlife populations and to improve hunting and angling across the province (Sponsored by the Natural Resources PAC). 

R98. PC Party policy is to link education to the jobs of the future by expanding Ontario’s post-secondary work-integrated learning opportunities (Sponsored by the Education PAC with input from the Blue Ribbon Panel on Research, Innovation & Technology, and the Ontario PC Candidate for King-Vaughan, and the Wellington-Halton Hills, Perth-Wellington, Kitchener-Conestoga, Pickering-Uxbridge, Brantford-Brant, and York-Simcoe Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R99. PC Party policy is to enhance programs that help internationally-trained immigrant professionals get their credentials recognized so they can find a job in their field more quickly, help fill skills gaps, and fully contribute to Ontario's economy (Sponsored by the Citizenship and Immigration PAC). 

R100. PC Party policy is to call for and lead the creation of an annual federal-provincial First Ministers Meeting, and the creation of a federal-provincial secretariat, on improving foreign credential recognition, to reduce overlap and ensure funding is being spent wisely, and to find ways to help internationally trained immigrant professionals have their skills recognized more quickly so they can fully contribute to Ontario's economy (Sponsored by the Citizenship and Immigration PAC).

R101.PC Party policy is to protect taxpayers from higher property taxes by implementing a comprehensive, long-term solution to reform joint and several liability insurance for municipalities, addressing the alarming rise in insurance premiums due to rising litigation and claim costs (Sponsored by the Municipal Affairs and Housing PAC).

ONTARIO’S SENIORS AND HEALTH 

R102. PC Party policy is to review the current Capacity Plan to make long-term care, including palliative care, more accessible with a focus on home care (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC with input from the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Guelph, Ottawa West-Nepean, Niagara West, Flamborough-Glanbrook, Peterborough–Kawartha, and London West Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R103. PC Party policy is to ensure that seniors have access to medications and professional services that they require, such as physiotherapy and dental (Sponsored the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC with input from the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Elgin-Middlesex-London, Guelph, Ottawa-Orléans, and Brantford-Brant Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R104. PC Party policy is to require mandatory training in Geriatrics for medical grads and health care practitioners, and a focus on caregiver education (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC). 

R105. PC Party policy is to improve patient navigation, coordination, integration, and communication of services for seniors (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC with input from the Parry Sound-Muskoka, Guelph, and Wellington- Halton Hills Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R106. PC Party policy is to explore a system that will allow access, choice, quality, value equity, and flexibility that best meets our seniors’ needs (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC with input from the Toronto-St. Paul’s, and Wellington-Halton Hills Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R107. PC Party policy is to ensure better care for dementia patients (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC with input from the Ottawa West-Nepean Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R108. PC Party policy is to proactively promote active and healthy living by all people to reduce the costly reactionary treatment model currently in place (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC with input from the Carleton, and Ottawa-Orléans Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R109. PC Party policy is to improve service delivery through review and implementation of innovative technologies to provide cost-effective, timely, and peace of mind care to patients and caregivers (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London, Parry Sound–Muskoka, Richmond Hill, Hastings – Lennox and Addington, Cambridge, Kitchener Centre, Kitchener South-Hespeler, Waterloo, Perth-Wellington, Wellington–Halton Hills, Kitchener-Conestoga, Kanata-Carleton, London West, Whitby, and Brantford-Brant Ontario PC Riding Associations, and Toronto East Ridings).

R110. PC Party policy is to explore housing needs that combine all levels of care (independent living, assisted living and continuing care) in a single setting (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC with input from the Guelph, Perry Sound-Muskoka, Ottawa West-Nepean, Wellington–Halton Hills, and the London West Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R111.PC Party policy is to review existing Tax Credits to ensure proper financial relief for seniors and their caregivers (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC with input from the Ottawa West-Nepean, and the London West Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R112. PC Party policy is to fully implement the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, in consultation with Ontario's disability community, the business community, and the broader public sector (Sponsored by the Seniors, Long-Term Care, and Accessibility PAC).

R113. PC Party policy is to put patients first by making a more transparent health system that is responsive to patient preferences, and that prioritizes front-line care and wait times reduction over continued structural reorganizations and unnecessary administrative processes (Sponsored by the Heath PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London, Kanata-Carleton, Parry Sound-Muskoka, Richmond Hill, Hastings-Lennox and Addington, Kitchener South-Hespeler, Kitchener Centre, Cambridge, Perth-Wellington, and Brantford-Brant Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R114. PC Party policy is to ensure that decisions about local health care delivery are made with local input, instead of top-down, government-knows-best decision-making (Sponsored by the Heath PAC with input from the Wellington- Halton Hills, Waterloo, Elgin-Middlesex-London, Parry Sound-Muskoka, Richmond Hill, Hastings-Lennox and Addington, Kitchener South-Hespeler, Kitchener Centre, Cambridge, and Perth-Wellington Ontario PC Ring Associations). 

R115. PC Party policy is to prioritize the creation of a world-class mental health system that delivers timely services that respond to the ever-growing needs of those who seek help including adult children and troubled teens (Sponsored by the Health PAC with input from the Ottawa-Orléans Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R116. PC Party policy is to reduce overcrowding in our hospitals and eliminate hallway healthcare by providing Ontarians with prevention programs, more effective access to timely care and better use of our health care providers (Sponsored by the Health PAC with input from the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Kitchener-Conestoga, Peterborough–Kawartha, Guelph, Brantford-Brant, Carleton, and London West Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R117. PC Party policy is to create a world-class home care system, one where providers work more effectively together to provide better, more timely care as well as greater coordination and navigation to all resources and supports that are available to patients (Sponsored by the Health PAC with input from the Parry Sound-Muskoka, Ottawa West-Nepean, and London West Ontario PC Riding Associations).

R118. PC Party policy is to champion improvements on financial and other supports for family caregivers challenged and overwhelmed with providing, coordinating and/or paying for home care for loved ones (Sponsored by the Health PAC with input from the Ontario PC Candidate for King-Vaughan, the Parry Sound-Muskoka, Ottawa West-Nepean, and London West Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R119. PC Party policy is to use modern and innovative technology to make the health system more user-friendly, more effective and efficient and to ensure that critical, life-saving information can be shared across the health system (Sponsored by the Health PAC).

R120. PC Party policy is to simplify and merge SIX existing provincial drug plans to make it easier for those without coverage to apply and to improve access to more innovative drugs that treat cancer and rare diseases (Sponsored by the Health PAC).

R121. PC Party policy is to improve drug coverage for Ontarians by working with existing private sector drug plans to cover more people who are not covered without transferring to taxpayers the costs for those already covered by employer plans (Sponsored by the Health PAC). 

R122. PC Party policy is to ensure an independent process for medically assisted dying that works effectively for patients, that is not punitive for providers, and that does not force participation of a provider where they are unwilling to participate for whatever reason. Forcing someone to do what goes against his or her belief system will not work for the patient nor the provider (Sponsored by the Health PAC with input from the Niagara West, and Dufferin-Caledon Ontario PC Riding Associations).

ONTARIO AGRICULTURE AND RURAL COMMUNITIES 

R123. PC Party policy is to promote value-added agri-food export and locally-produced import replacement aggressively (Sponsored by the Agriculture PAC with input from the Elgin-Middlesex-London Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R124. PC Party policy is to use a science-based regulatory system to make decisions related to technologies used in Ontario’s farming, food, fuel, fibre and other rural resources
(Sponsored by the Agriculture PAC with input from the Pickering-Uxbridge, and York-Simcoe Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R125. PC Party policy is to support a broad range of agricultural safety nets, including orderly marketing, supply management, and business risk management, to maintain the competitiveness of Ontario’s diverse agriculture and food sector (Sponsored by the Agriculture PAC with input from the Perth-Wellington, Brantford-Brant, Peterborough–Kawartha, and Flamborough-Glanbrook Ontario PC Riding Associations). 

R126. PC Party policy is to support verifiable, market-driven, industry-led sustainability production methods, within Ontario’s farming, food, fuel, fibre and other rural resources (Sponsored by the Agriculture PAC).

R127. PC Party policy is to support natural gas expansion throughout rural and Northern Ontario (Sponsored by the Agriculture PAC). 

R128. PC Party policy is to help repair the damage to Ontario's horse racing industry by supporting and promoting this vital rural industry and ensuring a bright future for horse racing in Ontario (Sponsored by the Agriculture PAC).

R129. PC Party policy is to prioritize extension of high quality and reliable broadband infrastructure to underserved communities as a provincial infrastructure priority (Sponsored by the Transportation and Infrastructure PAC with input from the Parry Sound-Muskoka, Brantford-Brant, and Hastings-Lennox and Addington Ontario PC Riding Associations).

ONTARIO’S NORTH 

R130. PC Party policy is to encourage farming in Northern Ontario by making crown land available, ensuring a fair and transparent process for applying to purchase crown land, and having staff in Northern Ontario dedicated to identifying the owners of privately held land that could be appropriate for farming (Sponsored by the Northern Affairs PAC with input from the Thunder Bay–Atikokan Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R131. PC Party policy is to find ways to encourage improved broadband access in Northern Ontario (Sponsored by the Northern Affairs PAC). 

R132. PC Party policy is to boost investment in Northern infrastructure and coordinate infrastructure planning with mining, Indigenous and northern interests (Sponsored by the Northern Affairs PAC with input from the Thunder Bay-Atikokan Ontario PC Riding Association). 

R133. The PC Party recognizes that Northern Ontario is very different from Southern Ontario and as such Ontario PC Party’s policy is to create a Northern panel to review legislation and policies affecting the North through a Northern lens (Sponsored by the Northern Affairs PAC with input from the Thunder Bay– Atikokan Ontario PC Riding Association).

R134. The Ontario PC Party understands the importance of reliable public transportation among Northern communities and between Northern and Southern Ontario. PC Party policy is to immediately work with Northern rail experts to develop a plan to return a viable passenger rail system to the North (Sponsored by the Northern Affairs PAC).

R135. PC Party policy is to work to economically empower First Nations and Métis communities, and promote economic development in the North. A PC Government will work with Indigenous communities to promote resource development in an environmentally sustainable manner and encourage partnerships between resource development companies and local Indigenous communities to ensure that communities benefit from any resource extraction (Sponsored by the Indigenous Affairs PAC with input from the Thunder Bay-Atikokan Ontario PC Riding Association).

R136. PC Party policy is to work with Northern and Indigenous communities, to pursue agreement on a Resource Revenue Sharing (RRS) framework that will bring certainty to negotiations between Indigenous groups and resource/mining companies and benefit everyone involved (Sponsored by the Northern Affairs PAC with input from the Thunder Bay-Atikokan Ontario PC Riding Association).

R137. PC Party policy is to work to expand all-season roads to remote communities in Northern Ontario (Sponsored by the Indigenous Affairs PAC) 

R138. PC Party Policy is to create an Ontario tourism strategy that encourages outdoor recreation and tourism, especially in Northern Ontario by ensuring resource access roads and trails remain open to the public (Sponsored by the Natural Resources PAC). 

R139. PC Party policy is not to bring in any more Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) policies that will have to be executed at the municipal level without providing resources to help municipalities comply with the policies (Sponsored by the Natural Resources PAC).

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