Archive: Show #40

4th Reading

Premier Mike Harris made it crystal-clear this week: he's going ahead with his election promise to cut 30% from provincial income tax rates. This week's Fourth Reading will take a look at the state of the Ontario economy and how the Tories' economic agenda will affect it. Along with our regular panelists, Hugh Mackenzie, Patrick Gossage, Larry Grosseman we are joined by two economists - Carlos Leitrao from the Royal Bank and Mike McCracken from Informetrica - for their takes on the issue.
Oct 22, 1995
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OPINION: The province said it needed eight days of remote learning to keep kids safe. We need to ask what it did with them.

Wastewater testing has its supporters, but it also has limitations. Ontario has the data — how should it use it?

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

A new long-term-care minister, drug shortages, and a debate over gambling revenues.
Rod Phillips says goodbye, Ford vows no anti-vax tax, and the province goes back to court over testing teachers. 
Staff in the Township of Zorra now work longer workdays in exchange for a three-day weekend — and the idea could spread, depending on who comes out in top in the next election.
Derailments. Lawsuits. Delays. breaks down the dubious milestones in the capital’s years-long transit saga.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINON: COVID-19 has absolutely overwhelmed the system. But there were existing fault lines — and the hard work won’t be over when the immediate crisis has passed.