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The hospital cuts are resulting in accelerated privatization, hardship for patients and unsafe hospital overcrowding.
April 20, 2015 |
The Hydro One selloff is a short-sighted plan by the Liberal government that will mean higher electricity bills and a loss of billions in long-term revenue.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in 2013
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A report released by People for Education does not identify all of the issues that can negatively impact the success of students as they move into a streamed curriculum.
April 10, 2015 |
Current mining policies, programs, and regulations pose a threat to public finance and taxpayers in Ontario, with potentially billions of dollars at stake.

The dangers of Canada's nuclear waste industry

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Anti-nuclear organizers note a coincidence: towns with resistance to the construction of nuclear waste facilities are often declared "geoscientifically unsuitable" and struck from the list.

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Coincidence or success? Nuclear waste facility drops towns after protest

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Anti-nuclear organizers note a coincidence: towns with resistance to the construction of nuclear waste facilities are often declared "geoscientifically unsuitable" and struck from the list of potential hosts.

On March 3, the towns of Creighton, Saskatchewan and Schreiber, Ontario were dropped from consideration by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to host a facility for highly radioactive used nuclear fuel.

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Ontario precarious workers 'Still Living on the Edge,' report

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"Still Living on the Edge," a new report released today, finds that Ontario's employment laws are failing low-wage and precarious workers.

Forty per cent of Ontarians work 'non-standard jobs,' meaning part-time, temporary, or independent contract work, and 33 per cent work low-wage jobs. But, as the report shows, Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has not adapted to protect the growing number of precarious workers in the province.

First written in the post-WWII prosperity era, Ontario's Employment Standard Act (ESA) assumes economic stability and a labour market dominated by full-time permanent jobs with employment benefits and steady wage increases. But those are not the times we live in.

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Let's talk about sex: Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum

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I'm fine with the new Ontario sex-ed curriculum, I just wish there was more of it. It may seem lengthy because it's embedded in two voluminous documents. But they're the overall health and phys-ed courses, which include movement, nutrition, and even financial literacy. You have to comb through them for the sex -- as generations of humans always have.

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February 25, 2015 |
Ontario's revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum a welcomed change to the 1998 curriculum that has not kept pace with the issues that students face today.
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