Tell Premier Ford: Stop the Subway Upload
The TTC belongs to the people of Toronto. We've paid for the TTC at the fare box and through our property taxes. Premier Doug Ford's plan to break the TTC opens the door to privatization. Breaking apart the TTC and uploading the subway to the province will mean higher fares, reduced service, and less say for transit riders. The TTC is accountable to the people of Toronto because elected Toronto City Councillors sit on its board. Tell Premier Ford to stop the TTC subway upload.
Bring back taxi and rideshare safety training in Toronto
In May 2016, Toronto City Council updated their safety rules to legalize ridesharing. Instead of raising the bar for Uber, they lowered the bar for all companies on the road by abolishing the 17 day training course necessary to get a taxi permit. Currently, all you need to get a permit as a taxi or rideshare driver is a G license, fewer than 9 demerit points and no major convictions.
"While the vast majority of rideshare drivers are safe and conscientious, the rules as they are allow unsafe and untrained drivers to pick up members of the public, with the misleading legitimacy of a giant company behind them. The current safety testing is being done by the public, through the star rating system. We believe this is totally unacceptable.
In an age of increasingly common ridesharing, a 17 day safety course is no longer practical. But modernizing safety rules should not mean completely throwing them away."
Ranked Ballots for Toronto 2022
On September 16, 2016, all 444 of Ontario’s municipalities gained the ability to adopt a ranked ballot voting system for their municipal elections. Ranked ballots offer the residents of Toronto the opportunity to make a small, simple change to our electoral system that will make our politics more fair, diverse, inclusive, and friendly.
"As a Torontonian, I’m calling on Toronto City Council to adopt ranked ballots for Toronto’s municipal elections as soon as possible."