Opinion

Published On: June 04, 2020
OPINION: My daughter is six months old. I’m already thinking about how — and when — to tell her about racism.
Published On: June 02, 2020
OPINION: Over and over, perpetrators are given the benefit of the doubt, and victims have to prove that they didn’t deserve what happened to them. If talking about this makes you uncomfortable, ask yourself why.
Published On: June 01, 2020
OPINION: I grew up in Kingston. It’s a beautiful and historic city — but it has problems with racism. And I’m over making everyone feel comfortable by not calling it out.
Published On: May 28, 2020
OPINION: We know that the pandemic has hit certain groups in Ontario harder. The reopening will, too.
Published On: May 27, 2020
OPINION: Successive governments in this province have tried to obfuscate and to deny the sector’s problems. It’s time for politicians and voters alike to demand transparency and change.
Published On: May 25, 2020
OPINION: Mayor John Tory has painted a grim picture of Toronto’s financial state. If Ottawa won’t come to the city’s aid, the province will have to.
Published On: May 20, 2020
OPINION: A smaller spring bear hunt won’t put Ontarians at risk. The hunt isn’t about public safety — it’s about profit and votes.
Published On: May 15, 2020
OPINION: Governments are going to use COVID-19 to do what they wanted to do anyway. In Ontario, that’ll mean a return to austerity politics.
Published On: May 12, 2020
OPINION: Education and social assistance helped me get out of poverty. Others need help now to get through COVID-19. Stop blaming them for something that’s not their fault. 
Published On: May 08, 2020
Yes, Toronto’s politics can be obstructive, and its NIMBYs are a powerful force — but that’s not what killed the smart-city development.
Published On: May 06, 2020
OPINION: The indefinite closure of the Stratford Festival will have creative and financial consequences for my family — and for the province.
Published On: May 01, 2020
OPINION: Council members used to assert that it was impossible to approve new construction in the city in less than six months. COVID-19 proves that “impossible” can be accomplished.
Published On: April 29, 2020
OPINION: It’s clear that the Liberals have no stomach for a permanent basic income. Maybe we can talk them into a permanent wage subsidy instead.
Published On: April 22, 2020
OPINION: Public-health officials and politicians weren’t prepared for the spread of COVID-19 in long-term-care facilities — and they should face some hard questions. But so should the rest of us.
Published On: April 21, 2020
OPINION: COVID-19 is ravaging Toronto’s finances. If the federal government is going to step in, it should first prod Queen’s Park to reverse an odious error.
Published On: April 15, 2020
OPINION: The severity of the crisis for working people isn’t reflected in official jobless numbers. If they’re going to be empowered, we need to look at ways to transform our system of labour law and social protection.
Published On: April 14, 2020
The worst-case scenario for Ontario planners seems to be receding, as the province still has ample ICU beds. That doesn’t mean everything’s okay.
Published On: April 13, 2020
OPINION: Agencies and governments have repeatedly changed their guidelines for the wearing of masks. Solid supply-chain information has been hard to get. That’s creating distrust among front-line workers.