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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.

Patient Demand For Health Care Is Eric Hoskins' Biggest Problem

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Sohail Gandhi

The growing awareness that something is seriously, and fundamentally wrong with the health-care system is sure to envelop Minister Hoskins this year. Maybe then he'll stop playing politics, and actually work in true partnership with all health-care workers, to deliver the improvements our health-care system so badly needs.

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.