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Our Health-Care System Isn't In A Position To Manage Social Problems

Michelle Cohen | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Politics
Michelle Cohen

When health care is positioned as a key way of managing social problems, we put enormous strain on the system. This forces us to be duct-tape doctors, trying our best to seal up the gaps in a patchwork system of inadequacies and shortfalls. Primary care in particular is perfectly situated to absorb the costs of poor social supports.

I Broke Up With Toronto And Fell In Love With Ottawa

Olivia Robinson | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Living
Olivia Robinson

In the fall of 2015, my colleagues were puzzled when I announced that I was leaving my publishing gig in Toronto for a non-profit in our nation's capital. But they were not perplexed by the notion that I was changing jobs. They were skeptical of my desire to live in Ottawa.

How Food Banks Are Transforming Their Communities

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Food banks see clients facing these challenges every day, and have responded with innovative programming that not only increases access to healthy food, but turns it into an opportunity to build community. Within the OAFB network, there are food banks in all corners of the province that offer innovative, healthy food options to clients. Here are just a few.

A Wave Of Change In Ontario Health Care

Michelle Cohen | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Michelle Cohen

The government can no longer cling to the falsehood that loud, angry doctors are just tiny splinter group, trying to whip up trouble in name of a bigger pay cheque. The majority of doctors are unhappy with this government and unhappy with the direction of health care. If two critical votes with large voter turnout can't convince you that doctors are pushing for health care reform, then you are relying on alternative facts to bolster your misconception.

Debating The Supply And Demand Crunch In GTA New Low-Rise Homes

YPNextHome | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada
YPNextHome

By Wayne Karl Bryan Tuckey was on fire. Speaking at the Toronto Real Estate Board's (TREB) recent Market Year in Review & Outlook 2017 event, Tuckey ...

Don't Give Up On Truly Smaller Classes For Ontario Students

Ingrid Bergman | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Parents
Ingrid Bergman

As a mother and as a teacher, I am saddened that the vast majority of members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario voted to ratify the 2017-2019 extension agreement instead of fighting for truly smaller class sizes.

It's Time For Us To Be Honest About Our Own Mental Health

Ingrid Bergman | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
Ingrid Bergman

In teachers' college, I had an excellent professor who talked about removing oneself from a situation before it became critically difficult to deal with. I'll call it the 60 per cent rule, although he may have given a different number. Don't wait until you are at 99 per cent of what you can handle, when you are dealing with other people.

Why Are Physicians Being Labelled Right-Wing Radicals?

Michelle Cohen | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Michelle Cohen

If we are ever going to resolve the doctors' struggle with the government and the broken health care system all around us, we are going to have to look past simplistic right vs. left narratives and deal with some hard and complex truths.

A Tale Of Two Canadas – With Muslims In The Middle

Jeewan Chanicka | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Jeewan Chanicka

When they show hate, we will continue to show love. We cannot allow the Conservative party and its hate-inspired identity politics to destroy a vision we continue to build. The people united, will never be defeated.

Ontario Should Learn From Finland's Example On Smaller Class Sizes

Ingrid Bergman | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Ingrid Bergman

Currently, the public education system in Ontario seems more focused on looking good to the public than actually being the best it can be for the children. Ontario should look to Finland. They are now doing something right, but they weren't always #1 in education. In the 1970s they made a conscious systemic decision to focus on learning rather than performance.

It's Time For Ontario To Cap All Classrooms At 20 Students

Ingrid Bergman | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics
Ingrid Bergman

I don't want a four per cent raise. I want better learning conditions for our students and better working conditions for us. Most of all, I want to work on regaining the trust of the public again. Ontario has the greatest sub sovereign debt in the world. I don't want to leave that legacy for my own children or for my students.

Ontario's Health Care Priorities Are All Wrong

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Sohail Gandhi

Last week, two health care stories in the news that got relatively little attention illustrated exactly what is wrong with the direction health care is taking in Ontario, under the leadership of its hapless Health Minister Eric Hoskins, and beleaguered Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The State Of Canadian Wines Is Robust

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

"He was going on and on about how tough it was to make it in the ball-bearing business in Canada. After he was done, it was my turn to speak. So, I went up there and the first words I said were, 'Ladies and gentlemen, if you think it is hard being in the ball-bearing business, try being in the business of selling Canadian wine to the world.' And the place erupted in laughter."

Liberals Say They Want To Talk With Ontario Doctors. Do They Mean It?

Nadia Alam | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Politics
Nadia Alam

When Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Health Minister Eric Hoskins released a joint statement promising to look at binding arbitration to the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), physicians across Ontario were shocked - and more than a little wary.

Wine And Chocolate Romances Vancouver

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

Sam Holmes travelled more than 13,000 kilometres for a wine festival that will celebrate Canadian wines on a scale that has never been seen before. Ho...

Ontario School Board Cancels U.S. Trips Over Trump's Travel Ban

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada

The board is being cautious because school trips have been affected before.

The Truth Behind Ontario Medical Association's Mass Resignation

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Sohail Gandhi

There are repeated references in the media to this being a coup or a hostile takeover of some sort. Even the word "insurgency" has been used. This was not due to a small radical group of the dissidents. More than likely, your own doctor supported this change.

Closing This One Loophole Could End The Road Toll Debate Right Now

Paul de Jong | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Paul de Jong

As cities across Ontario try to squeeze out savings to expand public transit, something doesn't add up. Too many cities, including Toronto, are missing out on hundreds of millions in savings. That's because Ontario has a labour law loophole that's putting cities, companies and taxpayers at a huge disadvantage.

Fellow Canadians, Let's Show The World That Peace Matters In 2017

John Cartwright | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Living
John Cartwright

In the year 2017, all of us need to reach out to our families and neighbours who feel uneasy about the changing world, and patiently challenge prejudice or intolerance whenever it appears. If the worst happens south of the border and the drums of war and belligerence beat more loudly, the future of the world will be at risk.

Drone Captures Stunning Video Of Ontario Crater Pond

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada

Wow.

Ontario Steps In To Help Sick Kids Affected By U.S. Travel Ban

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Politics

Surgeons had to cancel life-saving operations for some children.

Cities Have Grown Up And It's Time Ontario Acted Like It

Alan Broadbent | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Alan Broadbent

While some municipal leaders from around the GTA were not happy with the road toll proposal, none should be celebrating. Across the country, we need to empower our cities to have the governance, accountability and, yes, revenue tools to make decisions about their needs at the local level.

Digging Deep Into The History of Groundhog Day

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Groundhog Day derives from Candlemas, a festival that has been celebrated since the fourth century. Traditionally, observers would light candles on an early February day to brighten things up, and monitor the weather to see if spring was approaching. Many poems have been written to celebrate Candlemas, such as this Scottish couplet: "If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year."

5 Ways To Celebrate Canada's 150th In The Great Outdoors

Marissa Schroder | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

If ever there was a time to take a Canadian stay-cation and explore the Great White North, 2017 is it. From coast-to-coast Canadians will be celebrating Canada's sesquicentennial -- a grand party for our nation's 150th. And what better place to mark the celebration than in the great outdoors?

It's Time For Kathleen Wynne To Consider Stepping Aside

Andrew Tumilty | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Andrew Tumilty

Some decisions in politics are easy. It is not hard to oppose Trump and every vile thing he stands for. In general though political decisions are not often so clear cut. In 2017 -- sooner rather than later -- Premier Kathleen Wynne will have such a decision to make about her future, and in fact the future of the province.