Opinion

Published On: September 22, 2020
OPINION: Premier Doug Ford today announced the first of six “pillars” for the province’s fall pandemic plan. It focuses on a totally different virus. Here’s why that actually makes sense.
Published On: September 22, 2020
OPINION: Ontario’s case counts are surging again, and the government is scrambling to respond. It’s not a disaster, but the Tories need to learn from their missteps of the past 14 days.
Published On: September 21, 2020
OPINION: I first met John Turner more than 20 years ago. Our friendship shaped the course of my life and my sense of this country.
Published On: September 17, 2020
OPINION: What would it take for the government to reimpose certain COVID-19 restrictions? What’s guiding its decision-making? We all need to know what the red lines are.
Published On: September 17, 2020
OPINION: The pandemic has driven some formerly diehard Torontonians to pack up and leave. Is the allure of the Big Smoke disappearing into thin air?
Published On: September 16, 2020
OPINION: The former Conservative leadership candidate has set her sights on becoming an MP. The electorate has a right to know more about her beliefs.
Published On: September 16, 2020
OPINION: With the future of live performance uncertain, artists and arts organizations should look to how basketball is played during a pandemic.
Published On: September 15, 2020
OPINION: The federal Liberals are reportedly ready to support a basic income. If they’re serious about it, that would mean the biggest change in public spending since the 1990s.
Published On: September 14, 2020
OPINION: I launched the Ipperwash commission as Ontario’s attorney general. Its urgent recommendations remain relevant today — acting on the first one would be a fitting tribute to Dudley George.
Published On: September 14, 2020
OPINION: Learning pods hold the promise of safer schooling during a pandemic. But the larger move toward education privatization undermines democratic commitments to equity, equality, and inclusion.
Published On: September 11, 2020
OPINION: My four-year-old is heading back to school. I am trying to remain calm. I am not always succeeding.
Published On: September 10, 2020
OPINION: The premier was asked whether he thought a normal Halloween was in the cards, and he hedged. How could he not?
Published On: September 09, 2020
OPINON: The number of unplanned communities with a high proportion of older residents is growing across the province — and that gives us an opportunity to rethink how we support independence and collaboration.
Published On: September 09, 2020
OPINION: The hospitality industry is precarious in the best of times — and it will probably never be the same again. We need to take this opportunity to prioritize the physical and mental well-being of workers.
Published On: September 08, 2020
OPINON: Last Friday, an Ontario judge struck down the province’s Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act. The government should think twice about appealing the ruling.
Published On: September 04, 2020
OPINION: A new report finds that a decade-old decision by a long-gone prime minister cost Ontario big in terms of federal transfer payments.
Published On: September 03, 2020
OPINION: Media needs spaces where we, as Indigenous people, can tell our stories — without having to explain ourselves, soothe discomfort, or feel like troublemakers.
Published On: September 01, 2020
OPINION: If they work, dirt-cheap coronavirus tests could make us all safer — that is, if public-health agencies can get out of the way.