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Ontario needs to reconsider its current electricity demand problems and focus on conservation efforts. (Gandosh Ganbaatar/Unsplash)

Energy conservation needs to take centre stage in Ontario

Energy-efficiency initiatives are consistently identified as the lowest impact and most cost-effective means of meeting energy needs. Why isn't Ontario focusing on them?
Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope), seen here in 2012, is one of the communities located near the proposed Ring of Fire development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Ottawa steps into ‘Ring of Fire’ debate with Doug Ford

Ontario's approach to assessing the environmental impacts of mining in the Ring of Fire region couldn't address concerns about the cumulative consequences of development.
Susan Hoenhous and other teachers of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario participate in a full withdrawal of services strike in Toronto on Jan. 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Mike Harris’s ‘common sense’ attack on Ontario schools is back — and so are teachers’ strikes

For some teachers, this week's rotating strikes in Ontario are a chilling reminder of the school fallout of 1995-2002, when Mike Harris was premier.
The Garzweiler surface mine produced 35 million tonnes of brown coal (lignite) in 2017. Germany plans to phase-out coal-fired power by 2038. (Shutterstock)

Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it

Plans to reduce emissions quickly are seductive but can stall. Climate initiatives should end dependence on fossil energy and pursue a path towards a more just and equitable society.
New research shows Ontario doesn’t really need nuclear energy, and its absence would not have an impact on emissions in the province’s energy sector. (Ferdinand Stohr/Unsplash)

Ontario can phase out nuclear and avoid increased carbon emissions

Nuclear power isn't needed to meet Ontario’s electricity needs. And the absence of nuclear power won't have any impact on emissions in Ontario's energy sector.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Parliament Hill in November 2019. Ford says he wants to work hand-in-hand with Ottawa. But apparently not when it comes to the environment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘New and improved’ Doug Ford doesn’t extend to the environment

There's been one notable exception to Doug Ford's supposed willingness to change direction: the environment.
Students walk on campus at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ont., in March 2017. An Ontario court recently ruled in favour of student associations and struck down an Ontario government directive that threatened their survival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon

Legal win doesn’t mean Ontario student associations are in the clear

The survival of Ontario student associations, and the services they provide, depends on whether the government finds a way to lawfully implement its Student Choice Initiative after a legal defeat.
Following a negotiation impasse, Ontario public secondary teachers walked off the job on a one-day strike. Here, striking teachers are seen outside the Toronto District School Board office on Yonge Street in Toronto, Dec. 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Ontario’s high school e-learning still hasn’t addressed students with special needs

Ontario high school labour negotiations broke down over student quality of learning — including mandatory e-learning. Ontario has yet to explain how this will work for students with special needs.
A sign and stuffed animal lay at the entrance to Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School ahead of a vigil for murdered 14-year-old Devan Bracci-Selvey, at his high school in Hamilton, Ont., in October 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston

Bullying won’t be curbed until we figure out what fuels it

A truly new approach to combating bullying would investigate the factors that make bullying attractive, rewarding and legitimized in the first place, both in schools and beyond.
Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce arrives at a press conference to announce a tentative deal reached with CUPE in Toronto on Oct. 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston

What striking education workers and climate activists have in common

Frustration at intergenerational inequity captures the views of many contemporary education worker activists and environmentalists alike.
If Ontario rolls out mandatory high school e-learning with no in-person class hours, each student will lose 440 hours of face-to-face class time. (Shutterstock)

In Doug Ford’s e-learning gamble, high school students will lose

For high school students, e-learning is best introduced in face-to-face classes where teachers can meet a greater range of learning needs -- not as a completely online experience.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister manages to keep the red Tories of his caucus happy and appeal to urban voters in Winnipeg in a province where far-right conservatism would not fly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Manitoba’s pragmatic conservatism may contain lessons for Andrew Scheer

Those hoping to see from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister the fiery right-wing political rhetoric often employed by other Conservative leaders in Canada will walk away disappointed.
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, in Ottawa on September 4. Bernier is associated with the populist movement in Canada. The Canadian Press/Justin Tang

What place does populism have in the current election campaign?

In this election campaign, it would be a good idea to recognize the existence of social inequalities and to rethink the issues of redistribution and social justice without giving into populism.
Sex education includes both formal and informal education, so schools should not be afraid of reaching out to parents. (Shutterstock)

Parents can benefit as much as their kids from Ontario’s new sex ed

Progressive responses that problematize Ontario's new opt-out policy for sex ed might reinforce the misleading idea that parents are an obstacle to their children’s sex education.
The Doug Ford government has introduced a new sex education curriculum in Ontario, and it’s not much different than the controversial one rolled out by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne five years ago. (Shutterstock)

Doug Ford’s reboot of sex education in Ontario: Same as it ever was

Doug Ford's unveiling of a new Grade 1-8 sex education curriculum is strikingly similar to the maligned 2015 version. The result is confused Ontario parents.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford faces the Toronto skyline as he attends a recent event. Ford’s campaign slogan was ‘for the people,’ but his first year in office suggests he’s not paying attention to their anger about his government’s cuts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Doug Ford: Continuing to turn his back on ‘the people’ despite new faces

Despite the Doug Ford government's claim that it's now listening to 'the people,' there's little evidence anything has changed.
Members of Black Lives Matter Toronto take part in the annual Pride parade in Toronto on July 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Queers and trans say no to police presence at Pride parade

Many in the LGBTQ community want a different Pride, one that lays claim to the movement's history, celebrates revolution and liberation and acknowledges the violence that many LGBTQ face.

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