By Dave McKee
Friday, October 25, 1996. I got up very early – around 4 in the morning – and called a cab because Toronto’s transit system was down. As I made my way through the city’s east end, it was hard to not get excited by the streets whose [...]
Municipalities must be recognized and given standing
When Ontario Premier Doug Ford slashed the size of Toronto City Council in half, in the middle of the 2018 municipal election campaign, it showed the extent to which capitalist governments are [...]
On June 14, the Ford government recalled the Ontario legislature in order to pass an anti-democratic electoral reform package that had been struck down by the courts only days before. In order to override the court decision, the Conservatives [...]
By Aliza Kassam
Observing virtual hearings at the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) has been surprisingly disorienting, despite my familiarity contesting landlords’ applications at the tribunal in person.
The burden on tenants, forced [...]
The February 1 announcement that Sudbury, Ontario’s Laurentian University had gone bankrupt made front page headlines and sent shock waves across the country. There’s good reason for this – universities are public institutions, and they are supposed [...]
The Ontario Tories have more than doubled the exemption from the Employer Health Tax (EHT) announced in the Ontario budget (and included in the budget bill), increasing it from $490,000 in payroll to $1 million. Currently, employers with payrolls [...]
During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis, Doug Ford tried to rehabilitate his image and that of his government. Replacing the hard right figure – who had attacked broader public sector workers, teachers and [...]
By Alykhan Pabani
I care deeply about my neighbours and try in earnest to support the struggles of those less privileged than me. When the pandemic hit, the nature of these struggles became even more acute and as a result, an ad-hoc group of [...]
With two million students and hundreds of thousands of education workers returning to schools across Ontario, the provincial government is still refusing to enact health measures that would limit the health risks of the ongoing pandemic.
On August 17, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared that the province’s teachers’ unions were “part of the problem” preventing implementation of his government’s plans for public schools.
We couldn't agree more.
In addition to the Ford’s [...]