novembre 2012

Proposal 37 : Simplify the procedure for recovery of alimony security deposits.

Simplify the procedure for recovery of alimony security deposits.

Currently, those who opt out of automatic garnishment for alimony payment must leave a security deposit. Once the children have reached maturity, the cost of recovering the deposit is higher than its value. A simple declaration by each of the two ex-spouses to the effect that alimony no longer has to be paid would suffice to allow reimbursement of the deposit.

Yeas : 88%
Nays : 12%

Proposal 36 : Ask the federal government to amend the Divorce Act to include the principle of presumption of shared child custody.

Ask the federal government to amend the Divorce Act to include the principle of presumption of shared child custody (former bill C-422).

This amendment will ensure that in the event of divorce the rights and responsibilities of both parents will be equal unless it is clearly shown that shared custody is not in the children’s best interests.

Yeas : 92%
Nays : 8%

Proposal 31 : Do away with hospital-specific admission cards.

Do away with hospital-specific admission cards.

Each hospital will be able to open a file by using the number on the patient’s health insurance card, which is unique to that person.

Yeas : 84%
Nays : 16%

Proposal 22 : Encourage private schools, by indexing their funding to the rate of inflation.

Encourage private schools, by indexing their funding to the rate of inflation.

Currently, the government gives them only 60% of the amount given to school boards. The selection of students by private schools is like the creation of enriched classes. Private schools save the government substantial sums of money with their lower dropout rates. In addition, this option is appreciated by many parents.

Yeas : 84%
Nays : 16%

Proposal 21 : Relieve teachers of some disciplinary responsibilities by transferring these responsibilities to the school principal.

Relieve teachers of some disciplinary responsibilities by transferring these responsibilities to the school principal.

Teachers should be able to teach in the best educational setting possible without having to spend too much energy on enforcing discipline. For example, an unruly student could be kept isolated in a room under surveillance and would work alone for the duration of the punishment.

Yeas : 52%
Nays : 48%

Proposal 7 : Encourage use of open-source software in the civil service.

Proposal 7 : Encourage use of open-source software in the civil service.

Computer-related expenses of the civil service are very high because of licensing costs for commercial products. We could reduce these costs by using open-source software and by delegating software change management to in-house users, as is already being done in other countries.

Yeas : 84%
Nays : 16%

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