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Trish Hennessy

Ontario budget: Don't throw taxes under the bus

| April 16, 2014
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An online letter writing campaign is calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne "to stand on the side of Ontario workers and the next generation and not multinational corporations."
Geoffrey Stevens

The challenge facing Kathleen Wynne

| March 31, 2014

Left behind: Ontario's politicians are abandoning minimum-wage workers and people living in poverty.

| March 31, 2014
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No justice, no transit: A missed opportunity to debate taxes in Ontario's election

Photo: Paul Schreiber/flickr

Another golden moment is slipping away. I don't mean the Leafs (not only). I mean the Ontario election we might have had, the one about taxes, with a debate on what it means to be a society. I adore elections like that, rare as they are: the 1988 free trade election, the 1992 Charlottetown referendum (technically not an election, but still a vote). They stand out because they aren't about who wins; they're about what matters.

Premier Kathleen Wynne seemed up for it. She proposed solving the Metro transit catastrophe with "dedicated" taxes. She even teed them up: half a per cent to HST, a gas tax rise. Then she raised her bet: a provincial pension plan, since the Stephen Harper government won't do anything to address that situation.

Who's right on Ontario's labour market -- Wynne or Hudak?

| February 21, 2014

A letter to Andrea Horwath: Help for 'middle-class families' not enough

| February 20, 2014
Geoffrey Stevens

Tough times for top politicians

| February 17, 2014

The uncomfortable truth behind Ontario's deficit politics

| February 11, 2014
Roger Annis

Ontario seeking to upstage federal government on pensions as provincial election looms

| February 6, 2014
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