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Highway 400 runs through the Holland Marsh. Image credit: Floydian/Wikimedia Commons.
Joyce Nelson | Critics say the highway would not only contribute to loss of wetlands and wildlife habitat, but also would increase phosphorus and salt pollution in Lake Simcoe.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Ford's re-election plan has been bracingly clear since he went full Build That Wall and told Justin to shut the airports.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford at the Humber River Hospital Mass Immunization Centre in Toronto. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Ken Grafton | It has been obvious for some time that Doug Ford has no idea what needs to be done to protect the public from COVID-19, and also lacks the leadership skills to lead Ontario through the pandemic.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford at the Humber River Hospital Mass Immunization Centre in Toronto. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Ontario's new proposal for paid sick leave only covers a piddling three days directly. Then, if you're sick, you have to go the federal website, fill out the form, and wait awhile for some money.
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Ontario Premier Ford visits vaccination program for employees organized by Humber River Hospital. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Ford said he was sorry more than once. But he failed to make a single concrete new commitment to deal with the ravages wrought by the pandemic's third wave in Ontario.
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Ontario Premier Ford on a tour of the Niagara Health Mass Vaccination Site in St. Catharines. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Health officials in Ontario say the province has not had it so bad since the beginning of the pandemic. By contrast, in Quebec the current rate of increase is not nearly as severe.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Let's be clear on what refusing to protect essential workers with sick pay essentially means in the Ford lexicon: it means refusing to protect workers, period, with sick pay or anything else.
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Image: Screenshot from February 9, 2021 press conference given by "Coalition to Defend Collective Bargaining"
Chelsea Nash | A coalition of Ontario unions have filed evidence in their legal challenge against Bill 124.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces the launch of COVID-19 testing program at Pearson Airport. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Doug Ford and his government have given up on doing anything to deal with COVID-19, and are waiting for the vaccines to enact what the government won't.
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Premier Doug Ford announces the launch of long-term care staffing plan. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | The greatest danger in long-term care may be posed by the emergence of "financialized" enterprises that focus relentlessly on cost-cutting to drive ever-higher profit margins.
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Karl Nerenberg | Conservation authorities have long had a central role in regulating development in Ontario. The Ford government's 2020 budget bill eviscerates their power.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Image: FordNation/Facebook
Rick Salutin | Like former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Ontario Premier Doug Ford attacks the so-called "nanny state" while embodying it in word and action.