Opinion

Published On: July 31, 2020
OPINION: The Ontario government took three gambles in July that could make for a painful fall.
Published On: July 30, 2020
OPINION: Major League Baseball came up with a plan (of sorts) to play during the pandemic. It didn’t go well. Now Ontario is headed in the same direction.
Published On: July 29, 2020
OPINION: A couple of years ago, I visited a Hutterite colony. What I saw there can help all of us create pandemic-ready pantries.
Published On: July 29, 2020
OPINION: Grim conditions and fatality rates reveal the devastating mistake Ontario has made in allowing homes to be treated as financial assets for investor gain.
Published On: July 28, 2020
OPINION: The province has managed to get by so far without the eye-watering levels of new spending we’ve seen federally. But that’s set to change.
Published On: July 28, 2020
OPINION: Two 2020 races demonstrate not only that more women are needed in politics — but also that more Black women are needed in politics and in leadership roles.
Published On: July 24, 2020
OPINION: A new report shows that, on top of all their environmental benefits, electric cars could be a boon for Ontario’s nuclear power plants.
Published On: July 23, 2020
OPINION: Hostile and even racist encounters have been an ongoing part of my health-care journey. Solutions will require long-term efforts — but the stakes are never higher than when patients are alone, in pain, and more vulnerable than ever.
Published On: July 21, 2020
OPINION: I teach at the same Toronto middle school I once attended as a student — and I’ve learned cold, hard, and ugly truths about how racism operates in the education system.
Published On: July 17, 2020
OPINION: The “safe restart” agreement announced Thursday promises billions in federal support for municipalities and public health. It took long enough
Published On: July 16, 2020
OPINION: In a workplace historically designed for cis white men, the best solution may be to create our own financial independence.
Published On: July 15, 2020
OPINION: Canadians like to throw stones at our southern neighbour about its messy conflicts of interest involving politics and family — but the WE scandal shows we should be focusing more on our own glass house.
Published On: July 14, 2020
OPINION: Doug Ford says that bars and restaurants must reopen. We need that same determination for full-time schooling in September.
Published On: July 08, 2020
OPINION: Critics say progressives are clamping down on free speech and stifling open discussion. But many of those critics have done the same thing.
Published On: July 07, 2020
OPINION: The minister of education is promising solid new equity policies for Ontario schools. But ensuring they actually work is going to take more than promises.
Published On: June 29, 2020
OPINION: Any widespread restart of the economy depends on schools reopening. Right now, Ontario doesn’t really have a plan.
Published On: June 24, 2020
OPINION: Masking orders could help stop the spread of COVID-19. They could also have unfair and tragic consequences.
Published On: June 23, 2020
OPINION: In normal times, governments trip over themselves to champion rural interests. The pandemic has allowed Doug Ford to speak plainly about the province’s agri-food industry.