Doug Ford has decreed that beginning in fall 2020, Ontario high school students will need to take four online courses to graduate.
David J. Climenhaga
Don't think for a moment the same calculations aren't on Conservative minds in Canada as on those of their Republican brethren, especially with a federal election looming.
How fitting that a wrecking crew of conservatives met at the Calgary Stampede where they sported cowboy hats and jeans, flipped pancakes for the cameras and fumed about the federal carbon tax.
To help you fight back and organize this summer, the Activist Toolkit has pulled together links to accounts and fact checks for some of the Ford government's cuts.
The Ontario Health Coalition is keeping a running account of all the cuts to health care by the Ford government. They also explain the impact of the initiatives which are not easy to quantify.
That timeworn joke about shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic certainly applied this month when Ontario Premier Doug Ford kicked his A-team ministers below deck and into lesser cabinet positions.
Justin must thank God for Doug. What else has he got? He's the last neoliberal standing and he's not running on it, he's burdened by it.
Right now, we're all rainbows and celebration, but this time of year will pass and we won't see rainbows splashed over logos and flying from flagpoles the rest of the year.
Marites N. Sison
The effects of these cuts will be "severe -- both for the individuals affected and for the justice system," says Toronto-based lawyer.
A deeply unpopular provincial regime can harm the prospects of its federal counterpart, a clear and present danger for Andrew Scheer.