Doug Ford’s PCs would put environmental gains at risk

One of a series of editorials on issues facing Ontario’s voters: The big issues in the Ontario election, so the pollsters tell us, are hydro costs, taxes, health care and the economy. The environment and climate change, they say, aren’t top of mind for most voters. That may be so, but Ontarians ignore these issues at their peril. Whatever More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, May 25th, 2018

Doug Ford has only himself to blame for PCs’ woes

If Doug Ford does fall short in what looked only a week or so ago like an easy stroll to the Ontario premier’s office, he’ll have only himself to blame. Instead of being comfortably ahead of the other More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Ontario’s opioid crisis should be a top election issue

Last August, volunteer harm reduction workers in Toronto set out to do what the politicians said couldn’t be done for months. They set up a supervised injection site in downtown Moss Park in response to the More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Ontario NDP faces tougher questions as it gets closer to power

Andrea Horwath is having a moment. Midway through this strange Ontario election campaign, she and the New Democrats are knocking on the door. The latest polls suggest they could well deny Doug Ford’s Progressive More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Toronto’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan to reduce traffic deaths has had zero impact so far

It’s been two years since Mayor John Tory announced a “Vision Zero” initiative to reduce traffic deaths to zero by 2021. But so far the plan appears to have had zero impact. As of May 16, when More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 21st, 2018

Guelph voters should consider making history and sending the Greens’ Mike Schreiner to Queen’s Park

There’s been a rich premium in recent times for campaigners seen by the electorate to speak plainly and “tell it like it is.” Unhappily, this has often resulted in a dumbing down of political More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Fixing Ontario’s health system will take more than campaign rhetoric

One of a series of editorials on issues facing Ontario voters: In an election campaign a simple phrase is paramount. Complex ideas, policy nuance and ambiguity fall victim to slogans: time for change, cuts or More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Doug Ford is neck deep in the ‘swamp’

No buxom porn star has yet emerged from the unsettling and increasingly stormy campaign of PC Leader Doug Ford. But there are weeks yet until the June 7 election. So who’s to say what surprise might be lurking More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 18th, 2018

The power of setting a good example in tough times

This week, to Canadian eyes, especially those in Humboldt, Sask., the Vegas Golden Knights earned their shining armour. At Game 3 of their Western Conference final against the Winnipeg Jets, the Knights hosted More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Hydro One directors have handed Doug Ford a gift

What can the board of Hydro One have been thinking? By voting themselves pay raises of $ 25,000 they’ve played right into the hands of Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford and made Kathleen Wynne’s More...