For better childhood developmental outcomes and better economics, and in the absence of other long-recommended child care policies, the child care subsidy system should be expanded, not cut.
While the purpose of education can't be reduced to promoting economic growth, every child out of school represents both lost opportunities — and huge economic costs — for countries.
The Ford government's cuts to library services are unwarranted and must be rescinded.
Canadians should invest in affordable housing. It's a commitment to lifting the most vulnerable members of our society from the ground up — and lifting our entire country up in the process.
Two math professors set the record straight on Ontario math curriculum and achievement.
Citizens of Wisconsin were widely opposed to former governor Scott Walker's attempts to make higher education serve the business community. Doug Ford and Ontario citizens should take note.
There's an apparent emerging Doug Ford doctrine in Ontario of short-term gain for long-term pain. It threatens to embed long-term structural costs for the province and its taxpayers.
The recent decision by the Ontario government to drastically cut funds for legal aid will cause hardship for many low-income residents of Ontario and for refugees claimants.
An economist who researched and recommended free preschool child care in Ontario says there are multiple reasons why the province's anticipated child care plan, based on tax credits, is flawed.
In calls for dramatic action to overhaul education in the name of improvement and efficiencies, we see the impact of global trends in privatization.
Here are some key factors of success to consider for western government taking on large projects -- following these will help prevent the routine fails we often see.
An inclusive education researcher says the government's consolation plan to boost school funding for autism services with no investment in early childhood education flies in the face of evidence.
The very short list of winners, and a growing list of losers, in Doug Ford’s Ontario does not bode well for the government’s political future -- or the province.
An autism policy researcher and the mother of an affected child weighs in on the recent changes announced to the Ontario Autism Program.
Nine years in from its start date, full-day kindergarten is doing its job laying foundational learning for the future of individual children and the province at large.
A two-tier, for-profit health-care system will not end "hallway medicine" in Ontario or elsewhere; evidence from around the world shows that private payment increases wait times for the majority.
Ontario's premier is drawing faulty parallels between Franco-Ontarians and Anglo-Quebecers when it comes to the services available to them in each province.
Low-income, less-educated parents with non-standard work schedules rely most on home child-care providers whose rules would be relaxed under proposed legislation.
Ontario's new environment plan scores poorly on conservative ethos.
Christian right groups in Canada may not have the same resources as their American counterparts. They are, nonetheless, attracting supporters by borrowing some U.S. tactics.