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EDITORIAL: Time for Ford to press “eject” (Summer 2019)

July 16th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Time for Ford to press “eject” (Summer 2019)

A recent poll confirms that Doug Ford’s favourability ratings are falling hard and fast. His level of support is lower than Kathleen Wynne’s was at the end of her tenure, lower, as the president of Mainstreet Research Quito Maggi says, than any incumbent premier has ever seen this soon after being elected. 

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EDITORIAL: Ford’s angry budget (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford’s angry budget (May 2019)

The most recent Ontario budget targets Toronto for over $177 million in annual provincial funding cuts. The targeted cuts are to Toronto’s programs in healthcare, child care, legal aid, tourism, and transit. In exchange, Premier Ford’s province-wide base gets a few shiny trinkets, and as a whole the budget still fails to resemble the kind of plan that could lead our province in the direction of fiscal balance.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2019)

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2019)

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EDITORIAL: It’s not your private police force, Mr. Ford (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: It’s not your private police force, Mr. Ford (Spring 2019)

When an Ontario public servant decided to leak the province’s secret plan to overhaul the healthcare system to the media, Premier Doug Ford shifted into attack mode and demanded  an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). It seems the Premier has an affinity for calling in the police, in the hopes they’ll do his bidding. The leak story is, as Liberal MPP Mitzie Hunter, and former Minister of Education stated, “Exhibit A of why Ron Taverner cannot be OPP commissioner… the OPP is not the Premier’s private police force.”

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EDITORIAL: It’s hardly ‘for the students’ (Winter 2019)

March 14th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: It’s hardly ‘for the students’ (Winter 2019)

Premier Doug Ford’s latest plan to restructure funding for post-secondary institutions would mean the average college student can look forward to saving $340 in tuition fees this September, while the average arts and science student in university can look forward to saving $660 per year. The plan, however, is little more than a reckless ruse that does nothing for the people it purports to help. The ten per cent cuts to tuition fees for colleges and universities effective in Sept. 2019, and locked down for 2020, are nothing but a shiny populist penny on a regressive policy pie.

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Editorial: Blowing smoke on the climate file (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on Editorial: Blowing smoke on the climate file (Dec. 2018)

After axing his predecessor’s carbon tax policies, the premier has offered the province a new climate change plan that asks more questions than it answers.

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EDITORIAL: This premier is not for the people (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: This premier is not for the people (City Election 2018)

On October 2 Premier Doug Ford told the Ontario legislature, “We’re getting rid of Bill 148. We’re going to make sure we protect the front-line workers.”

It’s not clear how these two sentences relate, because the bill he wants to axe — which he said was destroying Ontario and making it uncompetitive — is designed to give workers more protection, not less.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · 1 Comment

 

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EDITORIAL: Eight weeks lost to Ford’s madness (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · 1 Comment

For some time now, perfume and cologne companies have marketed their wares as if the wearer would be donning a new character, not just a new scent. High Endurance, Wild, and More Swagger are just some of the options on offer, to which we humbly suggest another, Just Swagger.

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