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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?
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.
ANALYSIS: According to new files released by the NDP, the government has already taken steps to prepare for major structural changes to the health-care system. But they raise questions about much more than just privatization, writes John Michael McGrath.
Brian Kelcey, vice-president of public affairs for the Toronto Region Board of Trade, talks to TVO.org about why large infrastructure projects hit delays and cost overruns — and what we can do to get them back on track.
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.
ANALYSIS: If your town won’t let you toboggan or climb trees, there’s a good chance that joint and several liability is to blame — and the premier is just the latest politician promising to reform it, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: The Tories have scrapped controversial changes to the Planning Act. But Bill 66 goes far beyond the Greenbelt, writes John Michael McGrath.
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.
OPINION: The Tories may be looking to introduce a two-tiered health-care system. That's not the way to solve the problem of "hallway medicine."
ANALYSIS: Premier Doug Ford claims that a federal carbon tax could spark a recession — but, John Michael McGrath asks, where’s the evidence?
Under provincial rules, you can’t construct a wood-frame building more than six storeys tall — but new technologies and initiatives could change all that.
ANALYSIS: The Progressive Conservatives say their priority is to get new homes built, and the rules they’ve proposed reflect that aim. But John Michael McGrath asks what the real-world results will be.
OPINION: If the electorate won’t punish politicians for making unkeepable promises, writes John Michael McGrath, then who can blame the Tories for making one more?
ANALYSIS: The Google-backed plan to revitalize part of Toronto’s waterfront includes a new type of district-energy system that could provide a climate-friendly solution to heating and cooling, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: Thanks to a recent court decision, the government can add one more thing to its 2019 to-do list, writes John Michael McGrath — addressing animal-welfare enforcement in Ontario.