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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · No Comments

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EDITORIAL: Leaders show up (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · No Comments

The Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) is reviewing Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act to break up the “Freedom Convoy” in Ottawa and at border crossings last winter. Their work involves hearing the testimony of people involved, including senior civil servants. In the past, premiers have testified in such commissions, despite the fact that the commission’s mandate is to hold all levels of government to account for the events that led to Prime Minister Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act last winter.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Oct. 2022)

“Sign says you gotta have a membership card to get inside”

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EDITORIAL: A small business tax break in name only (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: A small business tax break in name only (Oct. 2022)

In November of last year Mayor John Tory announced a new small business tax that was meant to reduce the property tax burden that small businesses must pay to the city. In theory, this meant an across the board decrease of 15 per cent for properties that met two criteria: lot size and value. It turns out however, that the methodology chosen by the city is so flawed that it appears that as many as 20 per cent of properties will not get the break even though they meet the requirements.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Sept. 2022)

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EDITORIAL: Taking control of the narrative (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Taking control of the narrative (Sept. 2022)

The province is dissolving Ontario’s independent COVID-19 Science Advisory Table and replacing it  with, what one member described, as its exact antithesis. The science table didn’t hesitate to bring attention to facts the government didn’t want to hear, but which the public needed to know. 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Aug. 2022)

Ain’t she a beautiful sight?

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EDITORIAL: Farewell Mike (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Farewell Mike (Aug. 2022)

After 12 years on city council, Mike Layton, representative for University-Rosedale’s Ward 11 will not seek another term. Given the systemic changes made to the city’s governance in recent years, it’s no surprise Layton’s made this call—but it’s a shame and a real loss to this community.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: A chacun son principles (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: A chacun son principles (July 2022)

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EDITORIAL: Highway’s environmental impact worsens with every report (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Highway’s environmental impact worsens with every report (July 2022)

The provincial PCs handily won another majority at Queen’s Park. The progressive parties split the vote and Doug Ford walked up the middle with his “get it done” message. It’s a simple and catchy phrase that Ford could utter authentically. A key plank in their plan is building Highway 413, but it appears that getting it done might not be so simple.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Provincial Election 2022)

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EDITORIAL: Buck-a-fare just another sound bite (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Buck-a-fare just another sound bite (Provincial Election 2022)

Doug Ford has lowered the discourse for campaign-time politics by sucking another party into a vacuum of sorts. The PCs have given free licence plate renewals and are promising a five-cent drop in the gasoline tax—if reelected. 

The Liberals have countered with a buck-a-fare public transit plan. It feels like we are at the CNE with hucksters competing for attention.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2022)

May 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2022)

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