Opinion

Published On: March 18, 2019
OPINION: A new report from the Parliamentary Budget Office examines what the big provinces have done with funding from Ottawa. John Michael McGrath explains what the findings reveal about politicians’ promises.
Published On: March 11, 2019

OPINION: By offering Jody Wilson-Raybould the position of Minister of Indigenous Services, the prime minister signalled that he still has a lot to learn about reconciliation, writes Charnel Anderson.

Published On: March 08, 2019

OPINION: It's good that there's one day each year when we focus on issues that affect women, writes Lauren McKeon. But if we're going to achieve equality, we need more than just 24 hours.

Published On: March 01, 2019

OPINION: The government’s proposed new “super-agency” could be just what the doctor ordered for Ontario’s health-care woes, writes John Michael McGrath

Published On: February 27, 2019

OPINION: The Tories cut funding for the planned l'Université de l'Ontario français. Marc L. Johnson explains how the institution was conceived — and why it would serve a vital purpose.

Published On: February 27, 2019

OPINION: Plenty of schools have underused parking lots. John Lorinc asks, what if we could turn them into housing?

Published On: February 26, 2019

OPINION: A new private member’s bill from MPP Michael Coteau aims to drive down the costs of repairing electronics. If the PCs are smart, writes John Michael McGrath, they’ll give it a fair hearing.

Published On: February 22, 2019

OPINION: The company has unveiled a proposal to kick-start development of Toronto’s Port Lands. There’s just one problem, writes John Michael McGrath — Doug Ford has already said no.

Published On: February 20, 2019

OPINION: The fact that the case of the voyeuristic high-school teacher had to go to the Supreme Court tells you all you need to know about how society values women’s privacy, writes Lauren McKeon.

Published On: February 15, 2019

OPINION: A new report offers some bold suggestions for combatting Toronto’s housing-affordability problem, writes John Michael McGrath. So how much do you care about parking, pools, and rec rooms?

Published On: February 12, 2019

OPINION: The future of the waterfront attraction is up in the air. If we want it to survive, writes John Michael McGrath, we may need to let the past die.

Published On: February 11, 2019

OPINION: The NDP charges that the Progressive Conservative government is looking to restructure the province’s health-care system. Here’s why that may not be such a bad idea, writes Josh Dehaas.

Published On: February 05, 2019

OPINION: Demand for their services is growing — and so are wait times. If #MeToo is going to make a real difference, writes Lauren McKeon, the province must make rape crisis centres a priority.

Published On: February 01, 2019

OPINION: It’s good that the official Opposition leaked a draft of the government’s massive health-care reform bill, writes John Michael McGrath. But there’s no cause to cry “privatization” just yet.

Published On: January 31, 2019

OPINION: Smartphones, wearable tech, and online therapy could soon change the way we treat mental-health problems — and that will make quality care more accessible, writes David Gratzer.

Published On: January 29, 2019

OPINION: Two years ago today, a lone gunman murdered six people at a mosque in Quebec City. We must mourn their loss, writes Sidrah Ahmad — and do our part to create a healthy society.

Published On: January 28, 2019

OPINION: The Ontario government is considering removing the caps on class sizes. Two early-childhood experts explain why doing so could harm relationships between students and teachers — and hinder children's learning.

Published On: January 24, 2019

OPINION: Campus media outlets are vehicles for free expression, something Doug Ford says he wants to defend. But his government’s new education-funding framework threatens their very existence, writes H.G. Watson.