Matt Gurney's articles
ANALYSIS: In less than a year and a half, the province went through multiple changes to OHIP+. Ontario’s experience offers a lesson to the rest of the country — but it may not be the one you think.
ANALYSIS: Under the Liberals’ program, Ontarians under 25 no longer had to pay for prescriptions — and thousands of families in need benefitted. But so did thousands of families willing and able to cover the cost.
ANALYSIS: Before Eric Hoskins took on pharmacare for Canada, he did so in Ontario. Here’s how this province conducted an accidental A:B test on universal drug coverage.
OPINION: The Progressive Conservative government’s commitment to modernizing alcohol sales in Ontario has critics sounding the alarm. But do corner-store beers actually represent a threat to public health?
ANALYSIS: Doug Ford’s proposal to expand Toronto’s transportation network is ambitious. It’s also complicated, risky, and light on details.
ANALYSIS: Another premier, another plan to expand the city’s inadequate public-transportation network. How does Ford’s proposal stack up?
ANALYSIS: The city’s population keeps growing, but its transit system hasn’t been able to keep up. What went wrong for the TTC — and can it ever be the better way again.
OPINION: Provincial cuts have put the city in a tricky fiscal position — but higher municipal taxes are an option that both the left and the right should support.
OPINION: The carmaker will be establishing a parts-manufacturing plant in Oshawa, saving roughly 300 jobs. But it’s still the end of the GM era in the city.
OPINION: Instead of blasting Tory health-care cuts as attacks on medicare, let’s judge them on their merits — and stop blindly defending the status quo.
ANALYSIS: Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals backed down on some planned changes to the province’s autism program. Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives just did the same thing. So where do we go from here?
ANALYSIS: Some sell their homes. Some quit their jobs to provide therapy full-time. For parents of children with autism in this province, arranging for effective treatment can be a huge financial burden.
ANALYSIS: To understand the political furor over funding for children with autism in this province, you need to know the basics: What is the disorder — and what does effective treatment look like?