Liberal Social Platform [top]
|Build 20,000 affordable housing units over four years, involves matching federal funds.
|Establish housing allowance program, providing relief for 35,000 families.
|Revamp protection for tenants and create new rent controls.
||Make assistance available to 75 per cent of all families with children under four years of age. A household making $75,000 annually would be eligible for $5 a day.
||Give subsidy of $15 a day for families earning $25,000 or less. Those with low income and now have full subsidy will retain it.
||Establish college of early childhood educators.
|Enhance Family Resource Centres and Early Years Centres.
|Repeal 60-hour workweek.
||Increase minimum wage to $8.00 over five years, up from $6.85.
||Double the number of apprentices in Ontario.
||Increase support to women's shelters.
||Improve enforcement of family support payments.
||Create "Rapid Re-employment Training Project."
New Democratic Party Social Platform [top]
|Reduce child-care fees to $10 a day for children up to five years of age. |
|Create 20,000 new regulated day-care spaces.|
|Stop "clawback" of Child Tax Benefit for those on social assistance.|
|Link Ontario Disability Support program to cost of living; overhaul application process. |
|Create new holiday in February by making Heritage Day a statutory holiday.|
|Create indexed and more portable pension.|
|Immediately increase minimum wage to $8.00 an hour, up from $6.85.|
|Freeze rents for two years and bring back rent control.|
|Build 32,000 affordable housing units over four years, involves matching federal funds.|
|Repeal the 60-hour workweek.|
|Implement pay equity for home-care and child-care workers, citing a 1999 court ruling.|
|Tie benefits for workers' compensation to inflation.|
|Improve system of women's shelters and crisis centres with additional funding, as well as improve services for women who are recent immigrants or have disabilities.|
|Provide legal aid for family law.|
|End lifetime ban for social assistance.|
|Increase housing allowance for social assistance to 85 per cent of community average.|
|Consider tying social assistance to cost of living.|
|"Crack down" on sweatshops.|
Progressive Conservative Party
Social Platform [top]
|Increase funding for Early Years program to $192 million this year.|
|Create Ontario Child Benefit for families on social assistance.|
Increase disability payments by five per cent.
|Eliminate mandatory retirement age.
|Create Shared Care Teams to provide health services for the homeless. They would have the power to remove homeless people from the streets, if deemed necessary.