Ontario Government

Why Ontarians Shouldn't Trust Wynne With Our Retirements

John Laforet | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada
John Laforet

It is laughable that the Ontario Liberals are scolding residents of the province for not putting enough away for their own retirements when the Government has so chronically underfunded it's own defined benefit pension plans that they look more like Ponzi schemes than retirement benefits.

Ontario Liberals Spent Big Bucks To Keep Peace With Teachers

CBC | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Politics

The provincial government spent nearly $500-million to buy labour peace with school teachers in 2013. That figure comes in a new report from the aud...

Are "Wynne Days" Coming?

Sean Speer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Sean Speer

We've seen this script before. Higher spending. Tax increases. Persistent deficits. Growing debt. Warnings from credit rating agencies. A government unwilling to make the tough choices to turn things around. That's the Ontario of the 1980s and early 1990s. It's also where the province finds itself today.

Wynne: No Specifics On Where $3 Billion From Sales Will Come From

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government is counting on billions of dollars from the sale of provincial assets so it should be able to say exactly what ...

Ontario's Next Government Must Strengthen Our Colleges

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Linda A. Franklin

Regardless of which party wins the provincial election, it will be essential for Ontario's next government to bring in meaningful reforms to encourage more students to pursue the career-focused programs at Ontario's colleges.

The Ontario Budget Is a Train Wreck

Charles Lammam | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Business
Charles Lammam

With Ontario lagging behind other provinces on a wide range of economic indicators and recently becoming a "have-not" province, it desperately needed a bold plan to improve competitiveness and foster economic growth. Unfortunately, Thursday's budget failed to deliver and will only exacerbate Ontario's fiscal and economic challenges.

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

Davide Mastracci | Posted 06.06.2014 | 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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