Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) candidates, 2003 Ontario provincial election

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The Communist Party of Canada - Ontario ran six candidates in the 2003 provincial election in Ontario, Canada.

Candidates[edit]

Party platform[edit]

The CPC-O's 2003 election platform, entitled "A People's Agenda for Ontario", endorsed such policies as:

  • the outlawing of private hospitals and clinics
  • rejecting proposed public funding for private schools
  • affordable housing, increased minimum wage and pensions, a shorter work week
  • voluntary retirement at age 60
  • progressive tax reform including increased corporate taxation
  • implementing the Walkerton Report and Kyoto Accord, and prohibiting the sale of water
  • 100,000 units of affordable housing over five years
  • rent controls and rent reductions
  • implementing the Romanow Report and expanding public health insurance
  • investing $20 billion in public education over five years, and banning user fees
  • the abolition of university tuition fees
  • implementing the day care program currently used in Quebec
  • transferring 50% of gas and road-use taxes to municipalities, and ending toll roads
  • eliminating the provincial sales tax
  • public automobile insurance
  • cutting the work week to 32 hours, with 40 hours pay
  • increasing the minimum wage to $12 an hour
  • pay equity and employment equity
  • a Labour Bill of Rights
  • developing solar and wind energy
  • equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians
  • proportional representation in elections.