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The Mike Harris government's overarching message in its speech from the Throne this week: control spending. As it opens a new legislative session, the government is trying simultaneously to balance the budget, bring down the debt and deliver on its promises of a 10% income tax cut - all in an economic downturn. Within those constraints its priorities are health care, the environment, infrastructure, and the issue that's bedevilled Mike Harris more than any other -- education. For parents: more choice in schools and the promise the government will restore extra-curricular activities. For teachers and principals: the option to use phonics to teach reading, and financial rewards for those who perform well.
Apr 22, 2001
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Extremely Likely speaks with the editor of “Road Today” about the Ottawa protest, the South Asian trucking community — and the issues the media should actually be focusing on.
A court loss for the province, online gambling, and big consulting fees.
Amid Omicron, this Ontario hospital has decided to suspend its vax mandate — but experts say that could do more harm than good.
OPINION: Ontario’s planning policies have repeatedly centred on projections that don’t pan out. A new report outlines the problem — and suggests some fixes.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. 

Two years into the pandemic, this U of T psychology professor is less optimistic about our ability to “snap back.”

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: I told a joke on CBC Radio and got an angry email from a white listener. Turns out, I’m the one who’s privileged.
ANALYSIS: No one knows whether it’s possible. No one knows how much we could store if it is. But the southwest may be fertile ground for carbon sequestration.