The government is asking for public input into changes in the Labour Relations Act, and the future of Post Secondary Education.
So here are mine. As well as proposals dealing with living wages, taxes, municipalities, cooperatives, investment funds, etc.
It's based on the simple principle:
All Wealth Belongs to those who Labour
No Income Tax on anyone earning less than $100,000
All resource Industries will pay 60% royalty fees and 60% tax on all after sales profit.
ATB and Credit Unions will loan up to $10,000 to all Albertans who may wish to start a business, a coop etc. interest free for five years.
Elimination of the Labour Relations Board, all contract disputes will be decided by between unions, employers and independent mediation agreed to by each party.
Anti-Scab legislation, no employer has the right to hire replacement workers in advent of a lock out or strike.
A Living Wage $14 per hour. All employers will be responsible for paying all benefits for workers they employ.
Elimination of all Health Care premiums, and user fees, and a pharmacare, dental and hearing eye care plan for all Albertans.
A provincial retirement benefit plan to compliment CPP and OAS.
A provincial insurance corporation for all insurance in the province, drivers, personal, housing, tenant, non profit org., pets and farm animals.
A guaranteed income for all Albertans of $20,000 a year. COLA to the national poverty standard. Elimination of AISH and Welfare Programs.
Tripartite Apprenticeship programs developed with unions/professional associations and employers and the government to train in trades and all professions, to be inclusive of all Albertans regardless of race, sex, sexual preference, etc. Applies to High School programs and post secondary education programs.
Encourage Labour Sponsored Investment Funds for Venture Capital. A fund created by unions and professional associations through ATB or Credit Union, with secure investment guarantee from province up to $60,000 per investment. Applicable as tax credit provincially and federally.
Low cost housing projects developed through Venture Capital Fund and ATB/Credit Unions with investment guarantee from provincial government.
Full funding of public daycare, pre school education programs, K-12 education and Post Secondary education.
No tuition fees for post secondary education.
Public access to all post secondary programs.
Student loans with no interest for five years after graduation.
Transferable credits between all post secondary institutions in the province.
Tax Credit to Businesses that provide daycare for their workers.
Expand the legislature to have enough MLA’s for every 10,000 people. Proportional Representation. No bills can be passed without a vote in the Legislature. Guaranteed sittings of the Legislature for a minimum of 120 days per year.
Full public funding for all political parties, with campaign limits for spending.
ATB and credit union funding for worker, producer and consumer cooperative businesses, with provincial guarantees for up to $100,000 in start up funding.
Full funding for Women’s shelters in the province with requirement of family counseling for all Men involved in abusive relationships.
All medical abortions will be paid in full.
All public utilities will be under community control. This will reduce provincial funding to cities.
Fully funded public transportation for cities, and intercity travel.
Provincial and municipal land banking for low cost housing.
Alternative Energy Investment and Tax Credits.
Arts and Culture production Investment and Tax Credits.
Low interest loans for Community Redevelopment Programs, revitalization of decrepit urban space.
No Child Labour.Anyone younger than 16 cannot work (excluding paper routes and neighbourhood chores).
All Public Boards, Health Boards, University,
No Private Parking. All parking will be the responsibility of the municipality, and funds from parking will go to the municipality.
All municipalities will hold open budget hearings, and planning sessions, infrastructure plans and budget plans may be voted on by referendum.