Caroline’s Five Priorities for A Better, Brighter Ontario
1. Support the needs of Ontario families
Make quality childcare more affordable and accessible.
Empower unlicensed child care providers to receive enhanced training and become licenced.
Revisit the 2009 Expert Panel Expert Panel on Infertility and Adoption report and consult with former panellists on what they believe are the best options for reform..
Develop a framework which will lead to improved access and greater education about hospice and palliative care.
2. Reform and re-invigorate the Ontario PC Party
Establishing an expert committee to develop a modern, fair, and transparent sexual harassment policy;
Creating a new position of Chief Information Officer to ensure we always have up-to-date technologies and software;
Putting in place a new and stronger vetting processes for candidates, senior staff and party executive members;
Working with the Executive to ensure the Provincial Nominations Committee is empowered to operate in a fair and transparent manner without improper influences, to ensure a truly open and fair nominations process;
Establishing the role of an Ethics Advisor to advise the Leader, MPPs, senior staff and Executive Members on any ethical issues;
Establishing rules and guidelines on what constitutes legitimate party expenses; and
Tightening RFP procedures for major Party and Campaign expenditures.
3. Reduce taxes
Reduce taxes by nearly one quarter for the middle class.
Stop the carbon tax.
4. Take care of our seniors
Eliminate the backlog of long-term care beds.
Provide better community-based access for seniors, especially those who don’t speak English as a first language.
Expand the Caregiver Tax Credit.
Improve access to hospice and palliative care.
5. Create more and better jobs in Ontario
Ensure career counselling for young people respects and promotes skilled trades, with new training for school guidance counsellors.
Take practical steps to make apprenticeship easier, like expanding access to loans for tools.
Expanding co-op, apprenticeship and experiential learning opportunities, not only for skilled trades, but also for other well-paid technical jobs in high demand.