Michael Laxer

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Jul 17, 2016

Toronto Mayor John Tory goes Full Austerity Jacket

Michael Laxer
Now heading into the midway point of his first term, and no doubt greatly emboldened by the lack of any effective or coherent opposition to his policies, Tory's real agenda is coming into its own.
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Jul 14, 2016

The new TTC youth fare rules are an attack on children

Michael Laxer
Have we lost all perspective in our grotesque rush to pass the buck for what really ails the system -- generations of chronic underfunding and terrible choices like the Scarborough subway?
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Jun 17, 2016

The Ontario government's grotesque lottery addiction

Michael Laxer
The Ontario government is addicted to lottery revenues regardless of the social consequences and the terrible harm caused to so many people and their families that will be a direct result of this.
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May 20, 2016

Beware the echoes of Toronto's 'Year of the Gun'

Michael Laxer
After a brutal crime it is always easy to inflame passions with fear over reason. But there is no evidence at all that Toronto is any less safe than it was a generation ago. Quite the opposite.
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Apr 18, 2016

There was no NDP Leap

Michael Laxer
All the hyperbole to the contrary, the NDP did not adopt the Leap Manifesto in Edmonton. Not even close.
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Oct 20, 2015

The NDP lost because it deserved to

Michael Laxer
It is, ultimately, astounding how false political narratives come back to haunt those who insist on their veracity.

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