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Sep 12, 2018
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Photo: Marc Lostracci/Wikimedia Commons

The era of notwithstanding clause restraint is over

David J. Climenhaga
It's tempting to see this as a small matter concerning only ambitious politicians in Toronto. But to paraphrase the old saw about the lost $5 bill, it's not the lousy five bucks, it's the principle.
Blog
Sep 4, 2018
Children boarding school bus. Photo: SouthernWI/Flickr

Back to school with Doug Ford in power

Maya Bhullar
As we send our kids back to school, let's make sure our MPPs know that we do not support the politicization of our kids' education.
News
Aug 20, 2018
Premier Ford, joined by Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, and Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Todd Smith, at the government's Buck-a-Beer announcement. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr

Doug Ford's 'strong start' appeals to his new fans

Karl Nerenberg
Premier Ford has spent nearly two months undermining the environment, welfare and refugees, breaking more than a few promises along the way. His admirers say that means he is decisive.
Blog
May 10, 2018
Child colouring. Photo: Province of British Columbia/Flickr

The perfect gift for Mother's Day: Universal child care

Dorothy MacLeod
One woman's experience of difficulty accessing child care paints a bigger picture that illustrates why Canada needs universal child care to close the gender wage gap and achieve gender equity.
Blog
Feb 27, 2018
Ontario Legislative Building. Image: DXR/Wikimedia Commons

Woe is me, Ontario

Gerry Caplan
Shed a tear with me for my poor old Ontario. Have our political rulers ever been quite as pathetic and disappointing as they are now?

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