Opinion

Published On: May 15, 2019

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.

Published On: May 14, 2019
OPINION: Workers at the Rainforest Cafe in Niagara Falls have been on strike for more than a month. What they’re fighting for proves the need for strong employment-standards legislation — and strong unions.
Published On: May 10, 2019

OPINION: Ottawa wants to crack down on the dirty money flowing into Canada’s economy — but there can be no national plan unless Ontario takes action.

Published On: May 08, 2019

OPINION: Child-care expenses are keeping families in poverty and women out of the workforce. So why have the Tories cancelled a fund that helped keep costs down?

Published On: May 08, 2019

Some Ontarians worry that international students are taking spots at universities and colleges away from locals. Instead, they should be grateful that those students are picking up our government’s financial slack.

Published On: May 03, 2019
OPINION: The ink hadn’t even dried on the government’s housing plan before critics charged that it was a giveaway to developers. But if it means that more homes get built, then what’s the problem?
 
Published On: May 01, 2019

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.

Published On: May 01, 2019

OPINION: Innisfil town council opted for the plan because of its low upfront costs — but two years later, councillors are capping service and raising prices.

Published On: May 01, 2019
Ontario’s 26th premier has a fascinating combination of skills — and he phones Ontarians to remind them of it all the time.
Published On: April 30, 2019
Last week, the Progressive Conservative government found itself defending corner-store beer sales and funding cuts — so what do those things have in common? 
Published On: April 29, 2019
Show up for a natural disaster and get pilloried. Don’t show up and still get pilloried. It’s reality for 21st-century politicians.
Published On: April 24, 2019
OPINION: The Progressive Conservatives are cutting funding for public-health agencies. Critics say that will put Toronto’s school-nutrition program at risk — but only city council can do that.
Published On: April 24, 2019

OPINION: In Ontario, municipalities collect only nine cents from every household tax dollar — not nearly enough to cover their ever-increasing list of responsibilities

Published On: April 23, 2019

OPINION: The carbon-tax arguments made before the Court of Appeal last week demonstrate that climate-change policy has to be smart as well as aggressive.

Published On: April 18, 2019
OPINION: An Ontario court allowed the carbon-tax fight to be live-streamed — but a tweet that Doug Ford sent out during the proceedings may have justices regretting that decision.
Published On: April 16, 2019
OPINION: On the first day of arguments before Ontario's highest court, the province's lawyers made it clear that the judiciary won’t be able to make peace between Ottawa and skeptical provinces.
Published On: March 28, 2019
OPINION: Incompatible trains. Needlessly expensive below-grade construction. More subway stops without the ridership to justify them. The government’s Toronto transit plan is here.
Published On: March 22, 2019
OPINION: The centrepiece of the federal budget’s housing strategy is an equity-sharing scheme intended to help homebuyers afford mortgages. The big question is whether the feds will need provincial help to make it work