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May 25, 2015 |
A dramatic increase in the number of alcohol-related charges over the Victoria Day weekend should be a warning to the Wynne government that increasing alcohol availability comes with consequences.
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Kathleen Wynne sells one public asset to create another

Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr

"What does Kathleen Wynne think you do with a majority?" moped a friend. "What does she have a majority for? Harper knows what to do with one. He even knew what to do with a minority."

When she ran, Wynne seemed committed to new tolls or taxes -- to expand public transit. Then she backtracked, and decided to sell off parts of Hydro One instead. Why would it matter if you sell one public asset to create another? You're just robbing Peter to pay Paul. To understand why, stroll with me down to the newly "revitalized" Union Station on Front Street.

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May 19, 2015 |
The Ontario government's plan to reform home care is short on details. The broad steps outlined in it contain potential for a strong and progressive vision to emerge, but there are also perils.

Selling off Hydro One will be a disaster for Ontario

Photo: flickr/ Markus Grossalber
Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals are trying to sell off 60 per cent of Hydro One. Critics say this will negatively affect the already cash-strapped province.

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Privatizing Hydro One is going to hurt, say critics

Photo: flickr/ Markus Grossalber

The Ontario 2015 budget had more than a plan to put beer and wine in grocery stores. The Ontario Liberals are trying to sell off 60 per cent of the publicly owned electricity transmission and distribution company Hydro One.

Critics of the plan say that privatizing the massive network of transmission lines and stations means trouble for workers, the environment, and an already cash-starved province.  

Privatization could mean Big Energy agenda

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| April 29, 2015
April 27, 2015 |
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
| April 16, 2015
April 15, 2015 |
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.
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