Ideas & Achievements

Become a Senator — Action Plan for Senate Reform in Canada
Presented 1989-1990 National unity issues began boiling across the country in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Many Canadians began to view our national institutions as inefficient and ineffective, and no longer representing the issues and concerns of Canadians throughout the country. Most Canadians agreed that the Senate of Canada …
Building on the Green Footsteps
Developed in 2004 On January 16, 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin assigned Dennis the task of reviewing the progress to date of the Toronto waterfront revitalization and to develop specific recommendations for how the federal government could better serve the Greater Toronto Area.  The result is the action plan, Building …
Family Farm Tribute
Developed in 1999-2000 History It was the late-autumn of 1999. Dennis Mills, the Member of Parliament for Toronto-Danforth, colleagues from the Toronto area, policy aides from the Danforth office, and a number of concerned friends were discussing the news of the worst growing season in Canadian agriculture since the Great …
Ingenuity Canada
Inaugurated April 11, 2002 Ingenuity Canada was launched in the spring of 2002 at Cinespace Studios on Toronto’s Waterfront. Inspired in part by the scholarly publication, The Ingenuity Gap by Thomas Homer-Dixon, Ingenuity Canada brought more than a thousand people together in a sound stage used for a major movie …
Molson Rocks for Toronto
July 30th 2003 In 2003, the World Health Organization put Toronto under an international health warning. An global event headed by the Rolling Stones helped steer Toronto past the economic and reputational damage done by SARS – and created a lasting legacy for Toronto. In 2003, Toronto experienced a number …
National Food Plan
Commenced March 2000 The following is the full text of a speech on Canada’s need for a National Food Plan, delivered in the House of Commons March 17, 2000 by Toronto-Danforth MP Dennis Mills Introductory Remarks to A National Food Plan "…Mr. Speaker, I should point out that I intended …
Single Tax System
Development started in 1989 A single tax system is an integrated and simplified system of income tax that replaces the varied and graduated rates of the current system. It is a system that is defined by simplicity, fairness and efficiency. Updated Fall 2019 at www.singletaxsystem.ca
Sport and Health
Final Report Released in December 1998 In December 1998, after exhaustive consultations throughout the country, the Sub-Committee on the Study of Sport in Canada (Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage) released its final report and recommendations: SPORT IN CANADA: EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS – LEADERSHIP, PARTNERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY, Chaired by Dennis Mills, MP …
Water Manifesto
Launched in 2001 This is where we share our ideas, help develop new ones, and draft an action plan and set of guiding principles–for water and for meaningful, participatory and sustainable life for all peoples. The work on a water manifesto culminated in the Summit on Water, held on Wahta …
World Youth Day Toronto
Held in 2002 “WYD [World Youth Day] is bigger, better and far cheaper than the Olympics. WYD 2002 was Toronto’s finest hour.” — Father Raymond J. De Souza, July 26, 2012, National Post World Youth Day 2002 (WYD2002) was a global Catholic and interfaith youth festival held July 23-July 28, …