Opinion

Published On: December 07, 2020
OPINION: COVID-19 has brought uncertainty and terror for families. It’s my kids who keep me focused even when I’m feeling immense despair.
Published On: December 04, 2020
OPINION: We know enough to sketch out what Ontario’s vaccination plan will look like — we also need to accept that it’s not going to turn off the pandemic like a light switch.
Published On: December 03, 2020
OPINION: Standing outside a store trying — and failing — to get pet supplies, I was struck by the confusion, contradictions, and frustrations of Ontario’s COVID-19 plan.
Published On: December 01, 2020
OPINION: Businesses are heading into their highest-earning weeks of the year — and Toronto and Peel are in lockdown.
Published On: December 01, 2020
OPINION: Essential workers will still be essential after COVID-19. Ontario’s biggest city needs to take affordable-housing action to make sure they’ll be able to find a place to live.
Published On: November 30, 2020
I was pretty sure the city would keep outdoor rinks and amenities closed. I was wrong — and that’s good news for the long, dark months to come.
Published On: November 30, 2020
OPINION: There is power in the written word that is vital amid the pandemic. I know that because, during the first wave, reading was how I dealt with everything.
Published On: November 27, 2020
OPINION: Two new documents could provide a sense of whether the government is planning for a less climate-hostile future in Ontario.
Published On: November 26, 2020
OPINION: The federal government recently unveiled Bill C-12, which demands that Canada develop targets and plans to get to net-zero emissions by 2050. It’s an important tool — but we need a real plan now.
Published On: November 25, 2020
OPINION: The province had plans for what to do in the case of a pandemic. But a new auditor general’s report suggests that, for years, governments ignored the basics.
Published On: November 23, 2020
OPINION: Companies such as Uber Eats and DoorDash charge ruinous commissions. It’s time for Premier Ford and Mayor Tory to stand up for the small businesses being destroyed.
Published On: November 19, 2020
OPINION: Late last month, the province’s public-health modellers identified red lines for taking more aggressive action to contain the virus. We might already have crossed the first.
Published On: November 18, 2020
OPINION: According to the auditor general, the province’s environmental performance has been dismal. But the problem doesn’t lie just with the Tories.
Published On: November 17, 2020
OPINION: If the second wave is as bad as feared, we may again find our system overwhelmed with cases and short on supplies. But, for now, there is at least some cause for optimism about one thing: PPE.
Published On: November 16, 2020
OPINION: Young people will get their day in court to hold Ontario to account on behalf of future generations — if the latest Tory defeat holds up.
Published On: November 13, 2020
OPINION: As cases rise, the premier is calling out “reckless folks” doing “foolish things.” But the bulk of us are behaving responsibly — it’s the government that must do more
Published On: November 13, 2020
OPINION: The premier owes Ontarians his best during the pandemic. The prime minister owes Canadians his best during the pandemic. Let’s focus on the results, not who gets them.
Published On: November 12, 2020
OPINION: Listening to expert advice and then not taking requires a compelling explanation — and so far, none has been offered.