Doug Ford’s Conservatives have won a majority in Ontario. And the majority has to win Ontario back. All the ingredients for a strong fightback exist. But they are different than the fight against Harris in 1995, so the recipe needs to change.
There's an important growth in militancy and political radicalism for Ontario labour. But is this growth emanating from the OFL's leadership, or in spite of it? Sadly, the answer seems to be the latter.
The level of organized opposition to the sell-off of Hydro One provides a rarely-found concrete basis for mass mobilization that can halt and reverse the privatization process, putting all of the electricity industry under public ownership.
The Ontario Liberals have appointed prominent Conservative strategist Hugh Segal to develop a Basic Income pilot project. This plan will be framed in the interests of capital, to eliminate and replace other social assistance programs and lock [...]
Bill 201 does nothing to address parties’ receipt of money in return for meetings with Cabinet members. Instead, it delivers another blow to democracy in the form of a full-on frontal assault against working class participation in electoral politics.
The process of privatization is underway everywhere in Ontario, but it takes different forms. In the case of Hydro One, the government is conducting an outright sale to the private sector.
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