Issues

Catherine and her office are always looking for volunteers to collaborate with. You can join Catherine in the community to share what she has been working on and to hear what is most important to constituents. In addition you can work with her office to organize public events or develop and distribute petitions.

Please contact her office to join in the local community engagement. Call 519-725-3477 or Email cfife-co@ndp.on.ca.

Municipal Affairs and Housing

Track and Enforce Landlord and Tenant Orders: Amend the Residential Tenancies Act to include provisions for tracking Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario orders as well as mechanisms to ensure enforcement.

Support Rent Protection for All Ontario Tenants: Pass MPP Peter Tabuns’ Bill 106, Rent Protection for All Tenants Act, 2017, which will ensure that all Ontario tenants are protected by rent-control guidelines in the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.

Health and Long-Term Care

Action needed for Alzheimer’s patients and their families: Implement a comprehensive strategy for the rapidly growing needs of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Coverage Needed for Braces: Amend dental coverage under Healthy Smiles Ontario to include coverage for braces.

Lyme Disease Strategy for Ontario: Develop an integrated strategy on Lyme disease consistent with the Action Plan of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Maintain Services for Youth with Mental Health Needs: Consolidate access, accountability and research for treatment of youth mental illness under one ministry – The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and provide continuity of care under the same ministry during the critical age period of 14-25 years old.

Midwife Pay Equity: Ontario’s Healthcare industry currently has a gendered wage gap of 37%. Sign today to end this unfair practice.

Ombudsman Oversight for Ontario Hospitals: Expand the Ombudsman mandate to include Ontario hospitals, long-term care homes, and other front-line care organizations.

Stop DBT Wait Times: People across Ontario are waiting years to access vital Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care needs to stop these wait times today.

Stop Moving Medical Procedures out of Hospitals: Demand a more thorough long-term analysis before Ontario continues its agenda to move procedures out of public hospitals and into private clinics.

Government and Consumer Services

Ontario ID Must Affirm Gender: Ontario must immediately adopt the Ontario Human Rights Commission recommendation to amend Ontario ID to affirm Gender.

Environment

Protect Water as a Public Good: Ontario must prioritize public ownership of water over corporate interests and fund the accessibility of free drinking water in public spaces.

Conduct Environmental Assessment on Line 9: Conduct an environmental assessment of Enbridge’s proposed line 9 reversal and capacity expansion projects.

Education

Implement Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations: create curriculum for each academic year on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada.

Economic Development, Trade & Employment and Infrastructure

Expand AODA Service Animal Protection: Expand the AODA’s definition of a protected service animal, and empower the office of the Attorney General to provide ID cards for all protected guide and service animals/dogs.

Community and Social Services

Fund Family Created Housing: Reduce the housing waitlist by funding family created supportive housing for Ontarians living with disability.

Help for Ontarians Living with Disability: Assist Ontarians living with Disabilities to gain meaningful employment.

Reform the Family Responsibility Office (FRO): Identify enforcement actions as separate line items within the FRO budget to alleviate enforcement responsibilities from those providing primary care.

Advanced Education and Skills Development

Living Wages in Post-Secondary EducationEnd the practice of contracting out front-line jobs, and provide fair stable hours of work as well as equitable remuneration

Attorney General

Ontario Needs Family Court Harassment Legislation: With roughly 54,000 cases of non-compliance in Ontario, costly delay tactics such as court harassment must be stopped.

Ontario Needs Missing Person’s Legislation: Implement Missing Persons’s Legislation that grants investigators the opportunity to apply for permissions to access information that will assist in determining the whereabouts of missing persons.