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On October 25th, make Better Choices.
The following priorities were developed in consultations with local unions and community groups and will go a long way to make our communities a better place for everyone. Municipalities Matter!
Building vibrant, thriving communities means smart planning and development with special consideration for how we care for our citizens and preserve our heritage. We want:
Made-in-Canada Puchasing Policy
Our City Councils spend a huge portion of our tax dollars purchasing goods and services to run our cities. Procurement is a powerful economic stimulus and should be used as such. We want:
Municipal Revenues and Taxation
From every tax dollar collected in Canada, municipalities receive only 8 cents! To maintain local public services, municipalities need long-term, predictable, stable funding.
A Living Wage: Fair Wages and Working Conditions
Wage inequality is the root cause of many social problems our communities confront on a daily basis. City Councils should:
Sustainability: The Green Agenda
Green jobs, green spaces, houses and buildings. City Councils should implement sustainability plans that include:
Our children`s education is the foundation of a productive society. As provincial governments head into another round of cuts, the underfunding of our schools will continue. We need strong school trustees who will advocate for: