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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.
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TVOkids offers children a strategy for improving their mental health amid the pandemic. speaks with Nicole Ineese-Nash about Building Our Bundle — an online program that combines mental-health skills with Indigenous cultural teachings.
ANALYSIS: If summer camps don’t get some clarity soon on whether they’ll be allowed to reopen, some may never reopen again speaks with fertility expert Marjorie Dixon, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, about the challenges men can have fathering a child — and what can be done about them

OPINION: Chocolate and flowers are no replacement for equal pay and affordable child care.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. investigates what happens to youth when a strained mental-health system meets a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.

OPINION: Ministers and staff, both current and future, must be shown that needless death and suffering are things they will have to pay a price for.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.