Ontario has historically been the province in Confederation most concerned about buoying Ottawa and limiting its own relative power for the sake of national unity. Doug Ford puts that legacy at risk.
CERB was a lifeline but no paradise, highlighting the struggles of social assistance recipients to get by on much less.
The pandemic's third wave has brought Ontario to the brink of catastrophe. The best options for controlling the situation are well understood, so why won't the provincial government implement them?
As the third wave ravages Ontario, there is public confusion and mistrust. Premier Ford's flip-flops on restrictions indicate not just poor risk communications, but the lack of an informed plan.
COVID-19 has shown us that we are not "all in this together" despite what politicians may want us to think.
In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the gravity of climate change and upheld the idea that Parliament has the authority to act on matters of "peace, order and good government."
The pandemic has made politics raw because the impact of political decisions is felt immediately in the daily lives of citizens — and there are winners and losers resulting from those decisions.
Ontario's new math curriculum was written by competent mathematicians relying on the latest research, and includes both coding and social-emotional learning.
Is Ontario Premier Doug Ford's mishandling of the second wave of COVID-19 a byproduct of his pro-business sympathies?
Provinces shouldn't prevent Canadians from seeking compensation if an essential service provider’s unreasonable acts cause COVID-19 infection.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has presented an image of deep concern and empathy for the victims of COVID-19. But he's flailing when it comes to delivering proactive measures to fight the pandemic.
Amidst calls to defund the police, political leaders are increasing police budgets, arguing — incorrectly — that increasing police surveillance capacities will help provide accountability.
If Ontario's de-streaming of high schools isn't accompanied with other efforts to address cultural norms and values, streaming in many other forms and guises will continue.
Albertans expect a draft agreement for performance-based funding for universities — but here's why it should be scrapped.
The extraordinary scope and scale of the COVID-19 disaster at Canada's long-term care centres would seem to warrant a public inquiry. But there are no guarantees there will actually be one.
The COVID-19 crisis has raised major questions about the viability of the economic, business and employment models that corporate and industry lobbyists are arguing for a return to.
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?
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.
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.
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.