Ontario Government

Why I'm Happy About the Government Crackdown on Unpaid Internships

Davide Mastracci | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

The industry undeniably preys on those who are desperate for a way in, and capitalizes on their insecurity with unpaid internships. But the demand doesn't justify the exploitation. The fact that it's a standard practice doesn't mean people have to accept it. Future journalists can, and should, fight back against this standard. This is why I am genuinely pleased by the government's crackdown. It will not solve all of the problems facing prospective journalists like myself, but it is a great way to eliminate one.

Ontario Government Injecting $45 Million Into Music Industry

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Music

More details have emerged regarding the $45-million Ontario Music Fund (OMF) to support various aspects of the province's music industry. The Toron...

Ontario Gov't Putting $45 Million Into Music

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

The Ontario Government is getting into the music business. The province announced it's providing $45 million in grants for music production throug...

McGuinty, It's Not a Pay Freeze if Everyone Gets a Bonus

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is boasting that its freezing of Public Service salaries has resulted in saving the province $34 million -- even though bonuses to practically all managers has cost the province over $35 million. With a $15 billion provincial deficit, it's obvious the province is in a financial crisis. Pay freezes are a necessity and bonuses justified as "performance pay" are an utter waste and insulting to those who do their job. That's not economizing; it's hoodwinking the taxpayer.

What Would Happen if We Froze Doctors' Pay?

Mark Stabile | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Stabile

The Ontario government has promised to reduce its $16-billion deficit substantially over the next few years, and tackling health-care cost growth has to be part of the solution.In response, the Canadian Medical Association has speculated that doctors may move to jurisdictions where physician earnings are on the rise, and that wait times in Ontario may increase as a result of the cuts.

Your Police Officer is not Your Therapist

Marvin Ross | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada
Marvin Ross

The Ontario Government has announced they will review how the police respond to the mentally ill. This latest concern about an age-old problem has resulted from a number of fatal shootings involving the police and people with mental illness in Toronto. The police are not mental health professionals and they should not be expected to spend as much time as they do dealing with sick people.

Tories Blast 'Lame Duck' Ontario Liberal Session

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics

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