SPO Policy Assembly & Updates

Join us for the first annual Policy Assembly of the Socialist Party of Ontario. SPO Policy Assembly Saturday, August 27th, 2011 10-4p.m Oshawa Public Library 250 Beatrice St. E. Oshawa, Ontario All members of the party are welcome and have the right to attend and to participate fully in the debates and discussions. There is ...

Annual Policy Assembly. Oshawa, August 27th, 2011

Sisters and Brothers: As previously announced, the SPO annual Policy Assembly will be held this year in Oshawa on Saturday, August 27th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All party members will be able to attend, propose resolutions and will have full voting rights. There will be no charge to attend. Observers will also be ...

Annual Policy Assembly. Oshawa, May 27th, 2011

Sisters and Brothers: As previously announced, the SPO annual Policy Assembly will be held this year in Oshawa on Saturday, August 27th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All party members will be able to attend, propose resolutions and will have full voting rights. There will be no charge to attend. Observers will also be ...

Next Executive Meeting of the SPO

Join us for the second Executive meeting of the Socialist Party of Ontario. All members of the party are welcome and have the right to attend and to participate fully in the debates and discussions. This will held Sunday, July 24thDoors open 1 p.m.The 519 Community Centre519 Church St.Toronto, Ont. Observers are also welcome. Party ...

Executive Meeting Update

The first Executive meeting of the Socialist Party of Ontario was held Sunday, June 26 in Toronto. A full set of minutes and a broader overview will be available at a later date. This update will focus on certain key highlights and decisions made. 1) Executive Positions. Andrew Klochek of Toronto was elected to fill ...

A Proposal for Municipal Governance in the GTA

A PROPOSAL FOR MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE IN THE GTA Proposed by Matt Fodor, TorontoDate: 26/06/2011For consideration for inclusion in the platform at the pre-election Policy Assembly WHEREAS a metropolitan government is needed for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for area-wide coordination and planning purposes; and WHEREAS local democracy was disregarded by the Conservative government of Mike ...

A Proposal for Higher Taxes on the Wealthy

A PROPOSAL FOR HIGHER TAXES ON THE WEALTHY Proposed by Matt Fodor, TorontoDate: 26/06/2011For consideration for inclusion in the platform at the pre-election Policy Assembly WHEREAS the increase in incomes of the top 1% of income earners has been the main force driving income inequality in Canada and other advanced capitalist countries; THEREFORE BE IT ...

A Proposal for a Series Of Child Welfare Policy Resolutions

A Proposal for a Series of Child Welfare Policy Resolutions Proposed by party member Michele Farrugia, Peterborough OntarioDate: 25/06/2011For consideration for inclusion in the platform at the pre-election Policy Assembly. FOSTER CARE WHEREAS too many children end up in foster care when they could be placed with family members. AND WHEREAS Grandparents are not automatically ...

Proposal for an Ontario Childhood Obesity Strategy

Proposal for an Ontario Childhood Obesity Strategy Proposed by party member Michele Farrugia, Peterborough OntarioDate: 25/06/2011For consideration for inclusion in the platform at the pre-election Policy Assembly. At School Create an Ontario Obesity Curriculum for all elementary and secondary studentsEliminate foods with trans fats from school cafeteria’sEstablish fruit tuck shops in every school run by ...

First Public Meeting of the Executive of the SPO

Join us for the first Executive meeting of the Socialist Party of Ontario.Bloor Gladstone Branch Public Library1101 Bloor St. W.Toronto, Ontario Sunday, June 26th 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.All members of the party are welcome and have the right to attend and to participate fully in the debates and discussions.Observers are also welcome.On the agenda will be:Initial ...

The Platform of the Socialist Party of Ontario

The Platform of the Socialist Party of OntarioOur Vision:The Socialist Party of Ontario believes that the labour power and natural resources of a society should be used in an ecologically compatible, equitable and sustainable manner for the benefit of all, including future generations. The economy of a truly democratic society should also be cooperative and ...

Social Ownership: the Position of the Socialist Party of Ontario

At the founding convention of the Socialist Party of Ontario the bulk of the day was given over to the resolutions and platform planks proposed by members from across Ontario. These were debated, amended and voted on and have become the basis for what we will campaign on in the coming days-and-months and will be ...

A Democratic Socialist Constitution. The Proposed Constitution in its Totality

As you have no doubt noticed, the proposed constitution for the party has been posted as the committee drafted the clauses. All have now been drafted. We are therefore reposting the constitution in its totality in order so it can be read start to finish. The constitution seeks to put democratic socialist principles into action ...

New Resolution: A Resolution Concerning Equal Political Representation for Women and Men in the Legislature

A Resolution Concerning Equal Political Representation for Women and Men in the Legislature Proposed by: Ken Ranney, Peterborough, OntarioDate: 16/05/11Whereas the small proportion of women in the Ontario Legislature reflects the inequality of women in society and political parties have to date been unable to provide a means or mechanism to resolve the gross inequality ...

All Resolutions Proposed to Date

With one week to go until the Founding/Organizing Convention we are reposting all of the resolutions that have been received to date. These resolutions would be in addition to the policy planks already adopted, (but which will be voted on again) over the two years of the Ginger Project that can be found in the ...