Russian hackers planted malware in Hydro One computers, but the best of Ontario's electricity systems had already been hacked away by a government a little closer to home.
It's hard to recall the hopes Kathleen Wynne once inspired and how fresh she seemed. Let's refresh our memories.
The Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne is hoping Ontarians have long since abandoned the passion that fuelled the century-old popular movement that led to the creation of Ontario Hydro.
Following revelations that a bank underwriting the Hydro One sale backed a fundraiser that funnelled tens of thousands of dollars into Liberal party coffers, it is time for police to investigate.
Ontario's recent budget brought both good news and bad. But it all comes down to debt, which preceded capitalism, and has always been parasitic and economically destructive.
At a time when the Ontario Liberal government is planning to privatize Hydro One, it's instructive to look back and see what the impact of earlier privatizations has been.
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.
The privatization of publicly owned electricity utility Hydro One in Ontario could contribute to the privatization of water and wastewater services, with possible trade implications as well.
One of the strangest arguments for Ontario's sell-off of revenue-generating assets is that the province has to do it because it can't borrow enough to support its infrastructure renewal requirements.
Across Canada, spring has sprung and with it, a deluge of actions. This week in labour we saw the largest protests of low-wage workers in U.S. history, unions mobilizing for the election, and more!