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- Double the Canada Workers Benefit to a maximum of $2,800 for individuals or $5,000 for families, and pay it as a quarterly direct deposit rather than a tax refund.
- Double the disability supplement to $1,500.
- Allow foreign telecommunications companies to provide services in Canada, provided Canadian companies can do the same in their countries.
- Connect all of Canada to high-speed Internet by 2025.
- Promote investment in comms facilities by local & regional communities & businesses.
- Place a price cap on cell phone & Internet bills.
- Require providers to offer a basic plan for wireless & broadband that is comparable w/ affordable plans in other countries.
- Require companies to offer unlimited wireless data options at affordable rates.
- Ban data caps for broadband Internet.
- Introduce a Telecom Consumers' Bill of Rights.
Martin KendellIndependent candidate in your riding
- Reduce fees for childcare by 50% next year.
- Finalise agreements with more provinces & territories to provide $10-a-day childcare within 5 years or less.
- Create 250K new childcare spaces.
- Hire 40K more early childhood educators.
- Work with Quebec to build on its childcare system.
- Work with Indigenous partners on childcare for Indigenous children.
- Enact federal childcare legislation.
- Introduce legislation committing to high-quality, public childcare.
- Provide relief funding to re-open spaces lost from COVID-19 at not-for-profit childcare centres at risk of closure.
- Work with the provinces to build a universal, $10 a day childcare system.
- Ensure childcare workers are paid a living wage.
- Work with governments, Indigenous communities, & the childcare sector to ensure that universal affordable childcare becomes a reality.
- Increase federal childcare funding to at least 1% of GDP annually.
- Eliminate GST on construction costs for childcare spaces.
- Ensure equitable access high-quality, culturally appropriate early learning & childcare programs for First Nations, Inuit, & Métis children.
Martin KendellIndependent candidate in your riding
- Introduce a new EI benefit for self-employed Canadians, delivered through the tax system, providing unemployment assistance comparable to EI & lasting for up to 26 weeks.
- Create an EI Career Insurance Benefit for people who are laid off when a business they've worked for 5 years closes.
- Extend EI Sickness Benefits to 50 weeks.
- Introduce a low income supplement so no one receiving EI regular or special benefits receives less than $2K/mo.
- Make EI available to people who have quit their jobs to go back to school, provide childcare, or protect their or their family's health.
- Prevent government from raiding the EI Operating Account.
- Double leave for parents of multiples.
- Work with provincial, territorial, municipal, & Indigenous partners, & stakeholders, to develop a National School Food Policy, working towards a national school nutritious meal programme with a $1B investment over 5 years.
- Restrict commercial marketing of food & beverages to children.
- Establish new front-of-package labelling to promote healthy food choices.
- Consult with residents of northern communities on Arctic farming.
- Work with non-profit groups to build greenhouses or hydroponic towers in northern communities.
- Fund education programmes in nutrition & horticulture in northern communities.
- Double the residency deduction, increase the basic amount in the intermediate zone to match the northern zone, and add the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, new parts of northern Saskatchewan, and new parts of north-western BC to this zone.
- Implement a Northern Housing Strategy.
- Improve Nutrition North.
- Reintroduce a Disability Benefit Act to create a direct monthly payment for low income Canadians with disabilities ages 18-64.
- Develop an employment strategy for Canadians with disabilities, including an investment in the Ready, Willing and Able inclusive hiring programme.
- Create a new stream of the Youth Employment & Skills Strategy Program to support 5K opportunities/year.
- Work to create a Canada Disabilities Act.
- Support a national equipment fund for equipment such as wheelchairs & accessibility tools.
- Invest in social housing adapted as necessary to meet particular needs.
- Provide federal health transfer payments for provinces to direct to rehabilitation.
- Institute a Guaranteed Livable Income for people with disabilities.
- Make the Disability Tax Credit refundable.
- Introduce legislation to end cosmetic testing on animals as soon as 2023, & phase out toxicity testing on animals by 2035.
- Work with partners to curb illegal wildlife trade & end ivory trade.
- Introduce legislation to protect animals in captivity.
- Ban the live export of horses for slaughter.
- Work with our partners to help women & children fleeing violence to stay with their companion animals.
- Ban puppy mills.
- Ban cosmetic testing on animals.
- Provide $10M/year to train judges & prosecutors on links between violence against animals & violence against people.
- Increase cross-reporting between animal welfare & child welfare agencies.
- Add animal cruelty as an aggravating factor in domestic violence prosecutions.
- Continue planting 2 billion trees.
- Restore & enhance more wetlands, grasslands, & peatlands to capture & store carbon.
- Provide a tax credit for the deployment of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Technology in the energy sector and other industries that burn fossil fuels.
- Invest in Direct Air Capture.
- In total, invest $5 billion in Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage.
- Remove the federal price on carbon.
- Replace it with a Personal Low Carbon Savings Account, requiring people to pay into their PLCSA every time they fill up.
- Start the PLCSA at $20/tonne, rising to $50/tonne.
- People could withdraw from their PLCSA to spend on products to reduce their energy footprint, such as transit passes, green home retrofits, & electric vehicles.
- Maintain Output Based Pricing.
- Establish 10 new national parks in the next 5 years & work w/ Indigenous communities on co-management agreements.
- Work w/ partners to conserve 25% of lands & waters by 2025 & 30% by 2030.
- Work to halt nature loss by 2030 w/ a full recovery by 2050.
- Work w/ Indigenous peoples to support new Indigenous Guardians programs.
- Build new urban national parks.
- Establish a $50M BC Old Growth Nature Fund.
- Introduce an Environmental Bill of Rights.
- Strengthen the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
- Protect 30% of Canada's land, freshwater, and oceans by 2030.
- Create a new Civilian Climate Corps to mobilise young people & create jobs supporting conservation efforts.
- Launch a 10-year plan to reverse species loss.
- Restrict trade of wild animals.
- Expand the Indigenous Guardians Programme.
- Support Indigenous-led protected & conservation areas.
- Fund stewardship by Indigenous guardians.
- Implement Canada's commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity & follow-up protocols.
- Protect a minimum of 30% of freshwaters & lands by 2030 & 50% by 2050.
- Modernise the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
- Create a national urban biodiversity regeneration strategy.
- Support retrofits & upgrades to protect against extreme weather.
- Develop flood maps for higher-risk areas in the next 3 years.
- Create a low-cost national flood insurance programme.
- Finalise the National Adaption Strategy by 2022.
- Expand eligibility for CMHC deep home retrofits.
- Create a Climate Adaption Home Rating Program.
- Create a nation-wide flood ready information portal.
- Appoint a national disaster resilience advisor to the Privy Council Office.
- Implement a national action plan on floods, incl. a residential high risk flood insurance programme.
- Implement a national climate adaption strategy, incl. addressing flood readiness w/ private sector solutions.
- Consider mitigation & adaptation in infrastructure investments.
- Invest $3 billion in natural climate solutions.
- Create a National Crisis Strategy to help communities plan for & respond to climate risks.
- Create a new Climate Corps of young workers to respond to climate impacts.
- Create an Office of Environmental Justice to address disproportionate impacts of pollution & loss of biodiversity on low-income, racialised, & other marginalised communities.
- Expand funding for adaptation & disaster response.
- Increase funding for the Disaster Mitigation & Adaptation Fund to support climate resilience projects, including wildfire mitigation, rehabilitation of storm water systems, & restoration of wetlands, shorelines, & other natural infrastructure.
- Create an independent, scientific, non-partisan, diverse Climate Council to advise the government.
Martin KendellIndependent candidate in your riding
- Implement the recently passed Net Zero Emissions Accountability Act.
- Achieve a 40-45% reduction in emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.
- Achieve net-zero emissions as soon as possible and no later than 2050.
- Set 5-year targets, & 2025 & 2030 milestones for emissions reductions from the oil & gas sector.
- Require oil & gas companies to reduce methane emissions by 75% below 2012 levels by 2030.
- Set a target to reduce emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels by 2030.
- Put in place carbon budgets.
- Create a Climate Accountability Office.
- Ensure government financial controls and Crown corporations are aligned with net-zero.
- Appoint a Climate Emergency Committee of Cabinet.
- Establish a Climate Emergency Secretariat in the PMO.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% below 2005 levels by 2030, with clear, enforceable targets & timelines starting in 2023.
- Achieve net-zero emissions as quickly as possible, with net-negative in 2050.
- Provide grants of up to $5K for home retrofits & interest-free loans up to $40K for deep retrofits to improve a home's energy efficiency.
- Launch a National Net-zero Emissions Building Strategy to get to net-zero emissions from buildings by 2050.
- Invest $250M to help low-income Canadians get off home-heating oil.
- Require EnerGuide labelling of homes at time-of-sale.
- Provide a regulatory & financial framework to facilitate building retrofits, modelled after the SOFIAC programme in Quebec.
- Provide extra benefits for buildings that complete their retrofits prior to 2030.
- Develop a Net Zero Foundations program.
- Work with provinces, territories, & utilities to implement a Residential Building Retrofit Initiative.
- Retrofit all buildings in Canada by 2050, beginning with retrofitting all buildings built before 2020 within the next 20 years.
- Require large scale building retrofits in all sectors.
- Provide low-interest loans to help people make home improvements for energy efficiency & air quality.
- By 2025, require every new building to be net-zero.
- Create & implement a national green retrofit of existing residential, commercial, institutional, & industrial buildings.
- Support agencies & institutions to create programmes to carry out green retrofits in different areas & for different communities.
- Update the national building code to require all new construction & major renovations to older buildings meet net-zero standards by 2030.
- Invest $1 billion in Small Modular Reactors.
- Implement a hydrogen energy strategy to increase use of hydrogen, especially green hydrogen, and build export capacity.
- Set a target of net carbon-free electricity by 2030.
- Set a target of 100% non-emitting electricity by 2040.
- Establish a Canadian Climate Bank to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency, & low-carbon tech, and support Canadian manufacturing of renewable energy components.
- Support investments in community-owned clean energy projects.
- Ensure 100% of Canadian electricity is produced from renewable sources by 2030.
- Ban further development of nuclear power in Canada.
- Pass a strengthened Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
- Recognise the right to a healthy environment in federal law.
- Implement mandatory labelling of chemicals in consumer products.
- Increase testing of imported products for compliance with Canadian standards.
- Examine & develop a strategy to address the link between race, socio-economic status, & exposure to environmental risk.
- Ensure the right to a healthy environment, enforceable in law.
- Support swift passage of the proposed National Strategy Respecting Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice Act.
- Expand access to nearby nature, especially for racialised people & those facing systemic barriers.
- Require labelling of chemicals & GMOs in consumer products.
- Eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and redirect the funding to low carbon initiatives.
- Place a legislative ban on any future oil, gas, and pipeline subsidies.
- End all subsidies to the fossil fuel sector.
- End leasing of federal lands for fossil fuel production and retire existing licenses.
- Establish a Canada Water Agency in 2022, working with partners to protect freshwater resources, incl. by developing & updating river basin & large watershed agreements.
- Modernise the Canada Water Act.
- Implement a Freshwater Action Plan with $1B over 10 years.
- Invest $37.5M in the Experimental Lakes Area.
- Offer municipalities means to manage & regulate boating on their lakes & rivers.
- Support the completion of the Canadian Wetland Inventory.
- Provide funding for watershed protection.
- Work with governments to end raw sewage dumping.
- Reinstate the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund.
- Develop an investment tax credit of up to 30% for a range of clean tech, including low-carbon & net-zero tech, with input from external experts.
- Provide incentives for domestic procurement of clean tech.
- Triple funding for clean tech on farms.
- Partner with post-secondary institutions & Indigenous organisations to accelerate the creation & growth of Indigenous clean tech businesses.
- Increase funding and incentives to clean tech research & manufacturing.
- Introduce Buy Canadian government procurement policies for green tech.
- Develop partnerships across disciplines with government, non-profit organisations, academic institutions, & industry.
- Invest in research & necessary equipment, including the possibility of a shared climate super computer.
- Establish a federally-funded $1B Green Venture Capital Fund to support viable local green business start-ups.
- Advance green industrial strategies.
- Continue investing funds from the Net Zero Accelerator in strategic opportunities.
- Tie Canada's industrial carbon price to the EU's & eventually the US's.
- Potentially set industrial carbon prices on a path to $170/tonne by 2030.
- Propose minimum North American standards for key industrial sectors.
- Study imposing a carbon border tariff on goods imported from countries without compatible emissions reduction mechanisms.
- Strengthen the Pest Control Products Act.
- Invest in further government & independent science, including water & soil monitoring & on the cumulative effects of multiple pesticides on health & the environment.
- Ensure the impacts on wildlife are fully considered.
- Support food producers who choose alternative pest management approaches that reduce the need for chemical pesticides.
- Set targets for reducing the use of pesticides in agriculture.
- Assist farmers in moving to organic & regenerative farming.
- Revive & expand the National Pesticides Monitoring & Surveillance Network.
- Create an adverse effects reporting database for doctors & emergency rooms to track health impacts of pesticides & other chemicals.
- Ban neonicotinoid pesticides.
- Revert the changes to the Impact Assessment Act made under Bill C-69.
- Create an accelerated Impact Assessment process.
- Establish 10 new marine conservation areas in the next 5 years.
- Renew & expand the Coastal Restoration fund.
- Modernise the Oceans Act to explicitly consider climate change impacts on marine ecosystems & species.
- Expand the Ghost Gear Program to clean up oceans & coasts.
- Invest $50M in community shoreline cleanup.
- Create a national working group on climate-resilient ocean conservation planning.
- Expand marine protected areas.
- Reduce emissions from shipping & fishing.
- Include Indigenous Peoples in all aspects of marine protection site selection, management, & decision-making.
- Commit permanent funding for marine conservation.
- Support a ban on deep seabed mining until at least 2030.
- Implement an Extended Producer Responsibility program for synthetic fishing gear.
- Set zero-emissions targets for marine vessels by 2040 & ports & inland vessels by 2030.
- Move toward mandatory climate-related financial disclosures.
- Require climate-related financial disclosures & development of net-zero plans for federally-regulated institutions.
- Issue green bonds annually, worth at least $5B.
- Develop a climate data strategy.
- Work with financial experts through the Sustainable Action Council to develop a net-zero capital allocation strategy.
- Require that plastic packaging contain 50% recycled content by 2030.
- Work w/ provinces & territories on recycling targets for plastic bottles.
- Prohibit using the ♲ symbol on a product unless 80% of recycling facilities accept it.
- Require producers to report the amount, type, & end-of-life management of plastics.
- Implement right-to-repair & encourage with a tax credit.
- Create a No-Waste Food Fund.
- Train 1,000 new community-based firefighters.
- Work with provinces & territories to provide firefighters with needed equipment, including Canadian-made planes.
- Support & expand Indigenous-led fire crews & build capacity to better incorporate Indigenous traditional knowledge strategies in fire management.
- Create fire breaks & fire suppression.
- Provide physical resources to deal with fires quickly.
- Include fire mitigation subsidies to owners of rural properties, allowing them to better manage the health of their forests.
- Establish a $2B Futures Fund for Alberta, Saskatchewan, & Newfoundland & Labrador, design in collaboration with local workers, unions, educational institutions, environmental groups, investors, & Indigenous peoples.
- Support local & regional economic diversification.
- Move forward with Just Transition legislation.
- Launch a Clean Jobs Training Centre to help workers upgrade or gain new skills.
- Introduce a Just Transition Act before the end of 2021.
- Plan for a fair transition of workers towards a decarbonised economy, that protects communities from displacement, & in which affected people are leading the preparation of their transition strategies.
- Use wage insurance, retraining programmes, & early retirement plans.
- Double the Union Training & Innovation program to $50M/year.
- Target participation in the Union Training & Innovation program from women, Indigenous people, newcomers, persons with disabilities, & Black & racialised Canadians.
- Establish a new Apprenticeship Service to connect 55K first-year apprentices in Red Seal trades with opportunities at small & medium-sized employers.
- Allow workers who quit a job to go to school to qualify for EI benefits.
- Require large employers to spend at least 1% of payroll on training for employees each year.
- Create a new provincially-directed Workers Development and Opportunities Fund to expand training options beyond those who qualify for EI.
- Increase the Canada Training Benefit.
- Support post-secondary institutions to provide new, innovative academic offerings.
- Abolish post-secondary education tuition.
- Cancel all federally-held student loan debt.
- Introduce a $2,000/mo retroactive Canada Emergency Student Benefit, until the pandemic is over.
- Remove the 2% cap on increases in education funding for Indigenous students.
- Improve funding in federal-provincial transfers to universities & colleges.
- Require that everyone, regardless of location, has access to sexual & reproductive health services under the Canada Health Act, with penalties for non-compliant provinces.
- Create a portal for sexual & reproductive health info, w/ a section countering abortion misinfo.
- Provide $10M to youth-led grassroots organisations.
- Remove charity status for anti-abortion orgs that provide dishonest counseling.
- A Conservative Government will not support any legislation to regulate abortion.
- A Conservative government will include conscience provisions for healthcare professionals.
- Act immediately to make sure that people can access safe abortion services in all regions.
- Enforce the Canada Health Act to make sure provinces make medical and surgical abortion available in all parts of the country, without barriers.
- Provide a $100M top-up to the Safe Return to Class Fund for ventilation improvements.
- Provide $10M for First Nations to improve air quality in on-reserve schools.
- Provide $100M to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiatives, with $70M for increasing air quality & indoor ventilation.
- Provide a tax credit for small businesses who invest in better ventilation.
- Require all travellers on inter-provincial trains, commercial flights, cruise ships, & other federally-regulated vessels be vaccinated.
- Ensure vaccination of the federal public service.
- Launch a $1B Proof of Vaccination Fund to support provinces & territories to implement proof-of-vaccine credentials.
- Allow organisations to require proof of vaccination for employees & customers.
- Procure boosters.
- Prioritize signing contracts for booster shots.
- Accelerate homegrown development and production of vaccines by Canadian companies.
- Support the provinces with whatever logistical resources they need to deliver vaccines and booster shots.
- Provide stable, long-term funding for the Public Health Agency of Canada to protect public health and be ready with surge capacity for future crises.
- Establish a crown corporation to produce vaccines in Canada.
- Ensure an adequate, responsible-managed stockpile of PPE, with an emphasis on domestic production.
- Protect the Chief Public Health Officer's independence in law.
- Create an intergovernmental rapid response task force, to be activated immediately when facing emergencies.
- Ensure robust capacity for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
- Increase domestic production of PPE.
- Lessen overall dependence on global supply chains for essential goods & services.
- Strengthen the Global Public Health Intelligence Network.
- Provide long-term funding to the Public Health Agency.
- Invest an additional $6 billion to help eliminate health system wait-lists.
- Provide $3.2 billion for provinces & territories to hire 7,500 family doctors, nurses, & nurse practitioners.
- Provide $400 million over 4 years to support virtual care.
- Expand Canada Student Loans debt forgiveness to more healthcare professionals & increase the amount forgiven by 50%.
- Offer healthcare professionals a 1-time income tax deduction up to $15k over their first 3 years of practice.
- Increase federal powers to deduct funding from provinces who add extra billings for publicly insured services.
- Work with provinces & territories to reduce wait times and improve access to primary care.
- Work with the provinces to develop public infrastructure for secure, accesibile virtual healthcare.
- Identify coming gaps in health human resources, & make a plan for recruiting & retaining doctors, nurses, & other healthcare professionals.
- Reduce wait times, particularly for primary care.
- Support provinces in implementing new delivery models, such as telemedicine.
- Reinstate the 10-day waiting period.
- Require 2 fully independent witnesses to ensure a vulnerable person isn't coerced.
- Allow discussion of MAID only if raised by the patient.
- Disallow MAID for those w/ mental health challenges.
- Give opportunity to withdraw consent right before.
- Include conscience provisions for healthcare professionals.
- Provide free tampons & pads in federally-regulated workplaces.
- Create a $25M Menstrual Equity Fund for women's shelters, not-for-profits, charities, community-based organisations, & youth-led organisations to make menstrual products available to vulnerable women.
- Expand the Canada Health Act to fully fund a universal pharmacare programme.
- Create a bulk drug purcahsing agency.
- Reduce drug patent protection periods.
- Establish a clear timeline for implementing universal pharmacare, with a Canadian Drug Agency established and a programme covering a list of essential medicines launched in 2022, and a comprehensive programme rolled out by 2025.
- Call an immediate public inquiry into the government's pandemic response.
- Work with allies to support an investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
- Fully implement the right to housing.
- Work toward ending homelessness in Canada within a decade.
- Support the creation of more social housing & other affordable options.
- Work with provinces & municipalities to fast-track the purchase, lease, & conversion of hotels & motels for emergency housing relief until more permanent solutions are available.
- Expand income security programs.
- Declare housing affordability & homelessness a national emergency.
- Support existing youth shelters & other infrastructure through federal grants.
- Invest in creating new youth shelter sin urban & small urban centres.
- Remove shelter maximum stays for youth.
- Provide on-site & remote access guidance counselling & therapy for homeless youth.
- Provide optional relocation services for rural homeless youth.
- Place a tax on residential properties that are sold within 12 months of purchase.
- Ban foreign purchasing of non-recreational, residential property for 2 years, excluding future employment or immigration.
- Introduce a new rent-to-own programme, & commit $1B in loans & grants to scale up rent-to-own.
- Introduce a tax-free First Home Savings Account.
- Double the First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit.
- Ban foreign investors not living in or moving to Canada from buying homes here for a two year period, after which it will be reviewed.
- Encourage foreign investment in purpose-built, affordable rental housing.
- Place a 20% tax on the sale of homes to people who aren't citizens or permanent residents.
- Double the Home Buyer's Tax Credit to $1,500.
- Declare housing affordability & homelessness a national emergency.
- Create national standards to establish rent & vacancy controls.
- Provide a retroactive residential arrears program for Canadians at risk of eviction or of being driven into homelessness due to accumulated rent.
- Raise the empty homes tax for foreign & corporate residential property owners.
Martin KendellIndependent candidate in your riding
- Build an additional 250,000 over the next 4 years.
- Invest $4B in a new Housing Accelerator Fund, which will provide application-based funding for municipalities.
- Invest in e-permitting technology.
- Permanently increase funding to the National Housing Co-investment fund by $2.7B over 4 years, for more affordable housing.
- Commit $600M to support converting empty office & retail space into housing.
- Create 500,000 affordable housing units, or more, over the next 10 years, with half done in the next 5 years.
- Set up dedicated "fast-start funds" for building co-op, social, and non-profit housing.
- Provide federal land for housing projects.
- Waive GST/HST on construction of affordable rental units.
- Update the formula for defining affordable housing, accounting for regional variance.
- Fund non-profit & co-op purchasing of existing buildings.
- Expand the Rapid Housing Initiative.
- Invest in building & operating 50K supportive housing units over 10 years.
- Build & acquire 300K units of coop & non-profit housing over 10 years.
- Create a Co-op Housing Strategy.
- Refocus CMHC on supporting affordable, non-market, & co-op housing.
- Appoint a Minister of Housing.
- Work with the provinces to create a public beneficial ownership registry, to clarify who owns properties.
- Require reporting of suspicious transactions.
- Allow people using the First Time Home Buyer Incentive to choose between a shared-equity approach & a loan that is repayable at time of sale.
- Reduced the price charged by CMHC on mortgage insurance by 25%.
- Increase the insured mortgage cut-off from $1M to $1.25M, & index it to inflation.
- Create a national Home Buyers' Bill of Rights.
- Convene federal & provincial regulators to develop a national action plan to increase consumer protection & transparency in real estate transactions.
- Deter unfair rent increases.
- Require landlords to disclose on their tax filing the rent they receive pre- and post-renovation, & implement a proportional surtax if the increase in rent is excessive.
- Immediately appoint a Federal Housing Advocate.
- Place a national moratorium on evictions until the pandemic is over, & for a reasonable time after, in cooperation with provincial governments.
- Ban conversion therapy.
- Clarify that the ban does not criminalise non-coercive conversations.
- Immediately legislate a ban on conversion therapy.
- Work with the provinces & territories to support eliminating conversion therapy.
- Bring in legislation to prevent credit & debit card companies from selling customers' personal information.
- Update privacy legislation to include a digital bill of rights.
- Increase the powers of the Privacy Commissioner to make & enforce orders & levy finds & penalties.
- Enshrine citizens' digital rights, including the right to not be profiled online.
- Distinguish between demographic profiling & psychometric profiling.
- Add sexual orientation, & gender identity & expression to the Employment Equity Act.
- Conduct a comprehensive review of the existing employment equity regime to help close the racialised wage gap.
- Strengthen labour laws.
- Ensure diverse & equitable hiring within the federal public service & federally-regulated industries.
- Work with the provinces & territories on employment equity legislation.
- Implement a national mentorship strategy for women of all ages to prepare & help them network for senior leadership roles in corporations & civil society.
- Seek out qualified female candidates for federal appointments.
- Require federally-regulated corporations & federally-mandated organisations to implement recruitment plans to seek out qualified female candidates for senior leadership positions.
- Prioritise pay equity by requiring employers to be transparent about pay & implementing pro-active pay equity legislation & regulations right away.
- Introduce legislation to encourage political parties to run more women candidates.
- Pass pay equity legislation.
- Immediately implement full pay equity for women employed in the federal sector.
- Develop tax incentives for companies to meet standards.
- Establish specific job reentry programmes for women with children.
- Advocate that all political parties nominate, train, & support more women & gender-diverse candidates.
- Clearly criminalise statements that encourage violence against people or identifiable groups, focusing on online incitement.
- Provide $25M to law enforcement to quickly investigate online threats of violence, hate speech, & disinformation campaigns by foreign governments or extremist groups.
- Require social media platforms to remove illegal content, such as content that incites violence.
- Work to ensure all major cities have dedicated hate crime units within local police forces.
- Convene a national working group to counter online hate.
- Set national standards for identifying & recording all hate incidents.
- Create a national action plan to dismantle far-right extremist organisations.
- Make social media platforms legally responsible for removing hateful & extremist content.
- Start a national task force to create a plan to end over-incarceration of Black & Indigenous people.
- Address the impacts of mandatory minimums.
- Provide greater judicial discretion in sentencing.
- Develop culturally appropriate bail programmes.
- Increase restorative & community justice.
- Better integrate Gladue principles.
- Develop & implement an African Canadian Justice Strategy.
- Expand on & codify the requirement for sentencing judges to take into account systemic & historical racism.
- Develop clear laws & guidelines aligned with R. v. Ipeelee & R. v. Gladue.
- Implement additional laws to reduce incarceration of Indigenous peoples.
- Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences.
- Establish a funding programme within Health Canada to support community-based organisations offering targeted LGBTQI2+ youth mental health & well-being programmes.
- Fund community-driven education & awareness programmes & referral programmes.
- Ban & condemn the practice of medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children.
- Prioritise collecting race-based data on health, employment, policing, & more with the goal of improving outcomes for racialised communities.
- Work with provinces to improve race-based data collection.
- Develop reporting & accountability mechanisms alongside racialised & Indigenous communities.
- Implement all TRC Calls to Action.
- Implement all Calls to Justice from the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls.
- Implement the recommendations of the Report of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent on its Mission to Canada.
- Immediately ensure the Federal Advisory Committee on Prisoner Isolation receives access to required information to monitor the state of solitary confinement in Canada's prisons.
- Ensure the recommendations of the Office of the Correctional investigator with respect to Structured Intervention Units are implemented.
- Implement the Senate amendments to Bill C-83.
- Work with the provinces to ensure equal access to gender-affirming surgery across the country, & that gender-affirming procedures & medication is covered by public health plans.
- Review & eliminate systemic barriers related to gender in the delivery of federal public services.
- Provide funding to support the creation & expansion of shelters for trans youth.
- Negotiate the Canada Health Accord to prioritise access to gender-affirming health services.
- Listen to feedback on census questions.
- Ensure trans, non-binary, & Two Spirit people are able to alter their sex designation on all federally-issued documents, without undertaking surgeries.
- Require accessible facilities in all federal buildings, including gender-neutral washrooms & changing facilities.
- Create an efficiency mechanism, where those waiting for their applications to be reviewed can pay a fee for expedited processing, with revenue collected going to hiring additional staff for processing.
- Attempt to identify unutilised resources.
- Simplify and streamline the application process and eliminate duplication.
- Review & update accreditation policies & licensing programmes.
- Work with accreditation institutions to recognise foreign training & education.
- Allocate more funding to provide training language & employment skills, & accreditation recognition for any newcomers legally eligible to work in Canada.
- Incentivise employers to hire newcomers & refugee claimants.
- Reduce processing times to under 12 months.
- Introduce electronic applications for family reunification.
- Scrap the lottery system for family reunification.
- Create a first-come-first-served system with weighting to prioritise applicants on criteria such as providing child care or family support, and language proficiency.
- Invest additional resources in processing applications.
- End caps on applications to sponsor parents & grandparents.
- Treat caregivers brought to Canada with respect & dignity, provide them with status, & allow them to reunite with their families without delay.
- Record all interactions between immigration officers & applicants to ensure oversight, fairness, & accountability.
- Use technology to speed application vetting.
- Increase cultural awareness training.
- Use remote meeting technology to match applicants with immigration officers who best understand their cultural context.
- Let applicants correct simple application mistakes within a set amount of time.
- Update the citizenship guidebook to include a more accurate history of Canada & Turtle Island, including residential schools & the Indian Act.
- Address all forms of hate & xenophobia in all aspects of settlement in Canada.
- Introduce exceptions for permanent residency & citizenship application costs based on household income.
- Replace all public, government-assisted refugee places with more private & joint sponsorship places, except for special cases.
- Make the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Project a permanent program.
- Allow private sponsorship of the most vulnerable victims of persecution directly from their country of origin.
- Create a program to allow direct private sponsorship of persecuted religious & sexual minorities.
- Get rid of the backlog for asylum seekers.
- Work with Canadians to resettle refugees in communities.
- Ensure refugees are given the support they need to build successful lives & new homes.
- Establish a clear & permanent path for resettlement of LGBTQI2S+ refugees.
- Terminate the Safe Third Country Agreement with the US.
- Address processing time & unaffordable application fees.
- Eliminate status-based service requirements.
- Reform economic immigration programmes to expand pathways to Permanent Residence for temporary foreign workers & former international students through the Express Entry points system.
- Create a Trusted Employer system with a streamlined application process for Canadian companies hiring temporary foreign workers to fill labour shortages that can't be filled by Canadian workers.
- Create a trusted employer system so companies don't have to reapply.
- Work with provinces to harmonise federal & provincial systems.
- Set clear standards & timelines for Labour Market Assessment processes, including options for fee-based expedited visas when needed.
- Revise how regions are zoned to ensure rural areas & tourism hotspots are not coupled with urban hubs.
- Establish a path to permanence.
- Increase the capacity of the Immigration and Refugee Board to hear asylum claims.
- Strengthen integrity and enforcement overall.
- Explore requiring more enforceable commitments for visitors to abide by.
- Allow family members of citizens to come & live in Canada for up to 5 years without permanent status, renewing their stay for additional time, where appropriate, if they purchase health insurance.
- Make any investments necessary to eliminate all remaining advisories.
- Make sure resources & training are in place to prevent future advisories.
- Move forward on agreement in principle to resolve national class action litigation.
- Maintain commitment to invest $6B to ensure sustainable access to clean water for First Nations.
- Recognise safe drinking water as a fundamental human right.
- End long-term drinking water advisories.
- Target high-risk water systems.
- Work with Indigenous communities to find new approaches, such as regional or coalition-based governance, that will help ensure water systems investments are protected and continue providing clean drinking water in the long term.
- Invest in & upgrade critical infrastructure to ensure safe water access & to be able to lift boil water advisories in every community.
- Support Indigenous-led processes to implement safe drinking water & wastewater management systems.
- Streamline the application process for broadband programs for Indigenous communities.
- Provide more support & develop more flexible funding arrangements.
- Provide technical support during the application process.
- Expand the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program to enable businesses to access a new, zero-interest loan when a 10% advance is not possible.
- Create a navigator position to help Indigenous entrepreneurs find programs that apply to their situation.
- Work with all government departments to analyse &, as appropriate, adjust eligibility criteria to ensure programs are inclusive.
- Provide $4M over 3 years in targeted funding to train local & regional economic development officers.
- Develop an Indigenous Business Mentorship Program.
- Update the First Nations Land Management Act.
- Improve opportunities for Indigenous businesses to receive government contracts by setting active targets, enforcing govt. accountability, and providing constructive feedback for unsuccessful bidders.
- Work with Indigenous communities to support locally-driven economic development.
- Create good jobs through infrastructure & public service investments.
- Work with Indigenous entrepreneurs to find solutions for accessing capital & invest in Indigenous social enterprises & entrepreneurship.
- Prioritise procurement from Indigenous companies where possible.
- Dedicate regional economic development support.
- Ensure First Nations youth who reach the age of majority receive the supports they need for up to 2 additional years.
- Implement orders of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
- Work with Indigenous partners to ensure compensation for those harmed by the First Nations Child & Family Services program.
- Fully fund Jordan's Principle & Inuit Child First Initiative.
- Fund needs of Métis children.
- Immediately take action to respect, support, & resource Indigenous jurisdiction over child welfare systems, backed up with long-term, predictable funding guaranteed in legislation.
- Fully implement Canadian Human Rights Tribunal orders on funding of child welfare services on reserve.
- Implement the Spirit Bear Plan.
- Stop litigation against Indigenous children.
- Fully implement Jordan's Principle.
- Recognise that Indigenous children in residential schools have been replaced by Indigenous children in foster care.
- Stop fighting the Human Rights Tribunal Orders regarding compensation for child & family victims.
- Ensure non-status First Nations' children living off-reserve have access to Jordan's Principle.
- Adopt recommendations on funding for First Nations Child & Family Services from the Institute for Fiscal Studies & Democracy's 2020 report.
- Ensure access to quality educational opportunities based on expressed cultural, political, & social priorities of Indigenous governments, following meaningful consultation.
- Support developing Indigenous education curricula that are language & culture-specific.
- Remove the 2% funding gap for post-secondary education.
- Support & sustain the transmission, proliferation, & regeneration of Indigenous cultural works & languages.
- Close the health gap in Indigenous communities.
- Support health self-determination.
- Implement Joyce's Principle.
- Invest in Indigenous healthcare infrastructure, supplies, & diagnostic equipment.
- Build a treatment centre for residents affected by long-term mercury exposure.
- Compensate families affected by mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows.
- Support food sovereignty.
- Reform Nutrition North.
- Uphold Jordan's Principle in full.
- Support First Nations, Métis, & Inuit in rebuilding traditional knowledge systems around healing & wellness, including formally including traditional healing within mental wellness & home & community care programmes.
- Devote sufficient resources for maternal & infant care.
- Expand access to non-insured health benefits to all Indigenous people, regardless of Status, residency, membership.
- Invest $2B more in Indigenous housing w/ over half available by next summer.
- Work w/ Indigenous partners to develop an Urban, Rural, & Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy, with dedicated investments.
- Work w/ Indigenous partners to create a National Indigenous Housing Centre w/ Indigenous people overseeing federal Indigenous housing programmes.
- Make additional investments in Indigenous housing.
- Allow Indigenous organisations to access financing through CMHC for self-determined housing needs.
- Allocate funding toward urban Indigenous housing providers.
- Develop & implement an Urban, Rural, & Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy.
- Transfer federal lands & property to off-reserve Indigenous organisations to create housing.
- Establish a For Indigenous, By Indigenous housing support program.
- Increase support for Indigenous-led, culturally safe, mental health programs & services.
- Ensure all programming is guided by the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework.
- Establish permanent funding for land-based, trauma-informed, community addictions care for Indigenous peoples.
- Double the Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative's budget.
- Accelerate implementation of the Federal Pathway to Address Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People with Indigenous partners.
- Create a standing Federal-Provincial-Territorial table on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, & 2SLGBTQQIA+ People to facilitate & coordinate this work.
- Work with Indigenous women, the families of the missing & murdered, & Indigenous communities to implement the Calls for Justice from the National Inquiry into Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls.
- Establish a comprehensive plan to address violence against Indigenous women, girls, & LGBTQI2S+ People.
- Ensure full gender equality for First Nations status.
- Work with Indigenous-led organisations to support Indigenous communities partnering on projects.
- Guarantee loans to Indigenous groups to invest in projects, based on the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation.
- Provide $5B for investment in projects.
- Provide $10M/y to foster collaboration w/ Indigenous groups.
- Require govt. to consult with Indigenous communities before cancelling projects.
- Remove most mandatory minimum sentences.
- Increase the discretion of judges during sentencing.
- Ensure bail programmes are culturally appropriate.
- Increase funding for community justice programmes focused on healing & restorative justice.
- Uphold use of Gladue principles.
- Develop a First Nations justice & policing strategy.
- Take steps to end discriminatory policing practices.
- Work in partnership with Indigenous peoples to fully implement UNDRIP & the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action.
- Co-develop a National Action Plan for Reconciliation.
- Establish a National Council for Reconciliation.
- Replace consultation with a standard of free, prior, & informed consent.
- Respect treaties.
- Ensure funds for commemorating a National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.
- Build a national monument in Ottawa to honour residential school survivors & victims.
- Work with Indigenous partners to appoint a Special Interlocutor to work with governments & Indigenous communities to develop a legal & regulatory framework for justice regarding unmarked graves & make recommendations.
- Provide support for communities doing burial searches at former Day Schools & Indian Hospitals.
- Fund the search for grave sites at former residential schools.
- Fund the maintenance, commemoration, reburial, & protection of residential school cemeteries according to the wishes of Indigenous families, Survivors, & communities.
- Establish memorials.
- Appoint a special prosecutor to pursue those involved in residential schools.
- Require churches & governments to hand over records.
- Fund healing.
- Provide sustainable funding for new & existing Indigenous Healing Centres to address the harms caused by residential schools.
- Honour the TRC request for funding for work on the Missing Children & Unmarked Burials Project.
- Call on the Pope to apologise on behalf of the Catholic Church for its involvement in residential schools.
- Support Indigenous-led processes to rebuild & reconstitute nations, advance self-determination, & implement treaties, & land claim & self-government agreements with oversight mechanisms to hold the federal government accountable.
- Support First Nations-led processes to transition away from the Indian Act.
- Support & fund the revitalisation of Indigenous laws, legal systems, & traditions.
- Train young Indigenous leaders, including through the Institute of Corporate Directors.
- Allow the First Nations Finance Authority to monetise government funding.
- Consult with First Nations to overhaul current funding models, with the goal of making it easier for First Nations to escape Third-Party Management, reduce red tape, and better incentives for moving towards block funding.