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How Ontario Is Changing Lives With Construction Job Opportunities

John Cartwright | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Business
John Cartwright

On December 7th, Premier Wynne was joined by four of her cabinet colleagues for an announcement about a unique agreement for "Community Benefits" for the Eglinton Crosstown transit project. The room was crowded with representatives from Metrolinx, the builder, community groups and unions.

John Tory's Misguided Transit Plan Won't Save Toronto

Murtaza Haider | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

Mr. Tory is no transit messiah. In fact, he has been instrumental in ensuring that public transit investments in Toronto are based not on scientific evidence, but on political brinkmanship.

► Kids Surprise Their Stepmom With Gift Of Adoption Papers

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Parents

She says she had "no clue" about the surprise.

Ontario Health Care Leaving Poor And Immigrants Behind

Tara Kiran | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Tara Kiran

Primary care is considered the front door to our health-care system. Whether you're going for a general check-up or have just been diagnosed with cancer, your family doctor makes sure you get the tests, treatment and care you need. But not all family practices in Ontario are created equal.

Vulnerable Patients Will Suffer Under 'Two-Tier' Pain Med System

Marvin Ross | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Marvin Ross

Welcome to the new Ontario. A province that, on February 1, will introduce two-tier health care for those who suffer from chronic pain. In their response to the overdose deaths from illegal fentany, Ontario has decided to stop covering the cost of higher doses of pain medication for the elderly and those on disability.

7 Things You Can Do This Year For A Hunger-Free Ontario

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Living
Ontario Association of Food Banks

With the new year upon us, everyone is busy making resolutions to change their lives for the better. While committing to exercise more, eat better, and quit smoking are all laudable goals, why not also set a goal to improve the lives of people in your community?

Jim Is Every Patient Ontario's Health-Care System Has Failed

Nadia Alam | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Nadia Alam

Jim's is not that uncommon a story. Each day I work, I see the reality people face: patients and family caregivers breaking under the pressure of waitlists. Ontario's "world-class" health-care system is failing the very people who paid a lifetime of taxes to prop it up.

Best Things To Do In Toronto In 2017

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I have been lucky to visit Toronto quite a few times in the past year. With each visit, I am learning more about this fantastic city and the best things to see and do in Toronto.

How Weak Housing Supply Is Worsening Housing Affordability

Murtaza Haider | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

The slump in new housing construction in the GTA, which is the worst observed in the past 15 years, can be addressed if one were to understand the fundamental axioms of urban economics. The land is a heterogeneous good whose fertility (profitability) varies widely over space. The provision of low productivity land in undesirable remote places does not qualify as land supply.

4 Toronto Cocktail Bars To Cozy Up In

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

With the holiday season happening, many cocktails are being consumed. Here are four Toronto cocktail bars to visit when you're in the mood for something different.

Happy 2017: A Year To Celebrate And A Year To Be Visionary

The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada
The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell

As we reflect on the past year, we think of what we have achieved and the challenges we have faced. We come together joyously, generously sharing with those in need. We optimistically explore what the future will bring. As Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, I too have been thinking about past and future.

Improving Outcomes For Patients With Inflammatory Arthritis

William Osler Health System | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada
William Osler Health System

By Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia, MD, FRCPC, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, William Osler Health System Patients hear it all the time: "It's just arthritis...

Examining Ontario's Fertility Program: One Year Later

Dr. Art Leader | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Art Leader

December 21, 2016 marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Ontario Fertility Program. Designed to improve access to assisted reproduction technologies for the one in six Ontarians living with infertility, the program contributes to the medical costs required for procedures such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), fertility preservation (FP) and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

What Teaching In Jail Is Teaching Me About Privilege

Robyn Keystone | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Living
Robyn Keystone

Four months ago, I began teaching inmates in two of Ontario's maximum security jails. The experience has taught me a lot in a very short amount of time. I'm learning about an alternative universe that exists in parallel to mine. I'm accessing a dimension which is completely divergent from the one I was born into, and I'm still trying to digest it all.

More Discord Between Ontario Physicians And Province

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Sohail Gandhi

For Christmas, all Ontario doctors asked for was a brief respite from the toxic relationship between them and the Ontario Government of Premier Kathleen Wynne. They realized it would be too much to ask for an acceptable Physician Services Agreement after three years without one, but a couple of weeks without internecine politicking would have been welcome this holiday season.

Port Credit Is A Hidden Gem In Ontario

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

Port Credit is a neighbourhood in Mississauga, approximately 25 kilometers from Toronto or about a 35-minute drive from downtown Toronto. You can also take a train from Toronto to Port Credit or Uber as transportation to this lovely lakeside area.

Ontario Desperately Needs A Realistic Plan To Curb Spending

Christine Van Geyn | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Christine Van Geyn

Every winter, the Ontario Standing Committee on Finance invites groups to make submissions about what they would like to see in the spring budget. Every year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation does what no other group in Ontario does: they ask the government to spend less money, not more.

Another Apology Is Needed From Kathleen Wynne

Marvin Ross | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Marvin Ross

How long does it take the Ontario Government from the time they decide a program is needed until they actually finalize implementation? It sounds like a joke but it isn't and it is one issue raised in the 2016 Ontario Auditor General's report. The answer is close to three decades provided there are no further missteps and/or delays.

We Are Reeling Over The Death Of Our Colleague

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Sohail Gandhi

Last week, physicians in Ontario were stunned to hear that one of their colleagues, who by all accounts was a bright vivacious woman, had died, allegedly due to domestic abuse, or Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as it's now called. She leaves behind young children, and a legacy of kindness, health care advocacy and caring.

Where To Rent A Cottage This Winter

Mara Sofferin | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Mara Sofferin

With so many winterized cottages, cabins, chalets, and yurts (yes, yurts) across Canada, cottage "season" can be a thing of the past. This winter, keep your hair smelling like campfire even when there's snow on the ground with this list of the coziest and coolest all-Canadian getaways.

Ontario Moves Towards Restitution For LGBTQ2S Communities

Ido Katri | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Ido Katri

The Ontario legislative assembly just unanimously passed The All Families Are Equal Act, a new family law that offers a more inclusive understanding of what makes 'family.' This much-anticipated legal reform marks a leap forward in Ontario's recognition of a broader range of families.

Understanding The HST Rebate On New Homes

TheRedPin | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Living
TheRedPin

Homebuyers thinking of purchasing a new or pre-construction condo are often confused about the HST rebate. Questions like, "Who pays HST on new homes?" are often top of mind. And for good reason. The HST rebate can mean upwards of a $30,000 difference to your bottom line.

Celebrating The Local Food Movement And Canada's Place In It

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Rebecca LeHeup

Our food-obsessed culture is more interested than ever in sourcing their food locally, and local food experiences have become one of the primary travel motivators. Through a comprehensive study, we discovered the rise of food tourism is driven by the values of the modern consumer, specifically millennials, who look for immersive travel experiences.

Seniors Need To Take Special Care During Flu Season

Dr. David Williams | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. David Williams

It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because our immune defenses become weaker with age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease.

Health City Represents A New Level Of Physician Advocacy

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Sohail Gandhi

The past two years have seen a significant deterioration in the relationship between Ontario's physicians, and the Liberal government of Premier Kathleen Wynne and her health minister, Eric Hoskins. Rather than just protest, Health City's plan is to bring awareness of the health care crisis to the general public, and also educate them as to what they can do to fight for proper health care services in Ontario.