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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Dec. 2019)

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EDITORIAL: Ford “proud” of cancelling green energy contracts (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford “proud” of cancelling green energy contracts (Dec. 2019)

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts, including a newly constructed wind farm in Prince Edward County, a move that will cost the Ontario taxpayer at least $231 million. The PCs are not only hard pressed to justify the move from a fiscal perspective, but it also makes no sense from a political vantage point when the electorate is increasingly concerned about climate change. 

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EDITORIAL: Don Cherry’s deeply revealing words (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Don Cherry made it easy for Rogers’s-owned Sportsnet to fire him on Nov. 11. His attack on newcomers for not wearing symbols of allegiance (the poppy) advances a very non-Canadian agenda that is entirely contrary to the values that our soldiers and allies fought for over several wars.  It’s not so much that times have changed and Cherry’s views have failed to evolve, but that we believe Cherry is advancing views that were never very Canadian. The fact that he was fired on Remembrance Day is the real tribute to those troops.

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EDITORIAL: The hidden cost of Conservative climate plans (Oct. 2019)

October 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: The hidden cost of Conservative climate plans (Oct. 2019)

As they look to win votes in Ontario, federal Liberal candidates point to Doug Ford as a sort of warning about the dangers of casting a vote in favour of the Conservative Party of Canada. It seems even the Conservatives are buying into this narrative, as party leader Andrew Scheer brought Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to Ontario to give his campaign a boost this month. The distraction does little to veil the similarity between Conservative leaders, particularly when it comes to their climate plans. 

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EDITORIAL: How not to manage the retail sale of pot (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: How not to manage the retail sale of pot (Sept. 2019)

Just ask Doug Ford. Ford lost $42 million selling pot last year. Then he botched the roll-out of retail licences so badly that it is now under judicial review. Illegal pot is widely available and is in fact necessary to satisfy the market demand that the province has failed to meet.

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EDITORIAL: Let cabinet do its job (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Let cabinet do its job (August 2019)

After a five-month break from public scrutiny, enabled by not having a sitting legislature, the provincial government of Premier Doug Ford should emerge from the rock it has been hiding under.  A new modus operandi is needed, one that respects cabinet and treats ministers as more than mere Premier’s pawns. 

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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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