Ford government cuts student aid under cover of tuition cuts

If it wasn’t completely clear that the Ford government excels at obfuscation, then Colleges and Universities Minister Merrilee Fullerton more than proved it when she unveiled a program on Thursday billed as “putting more money back in the pockets of students.” In fact, it will do anything but that. Sure, the government cut tuition More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Ford’s ‘growth plan’ encourages more sprawl in Toronto area

Doug Ford didn’t wait long before creating another stir within municipal government. This time it’s not Toronto, but dozens of towns and cities left wondering what changes the province has in mind More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Ontario PCs are turning back the clock on cash-for-access fundraisers

Well, that was quick. Last November the Ford government turned the clock back on legislation enacted by the Liberals that lowered the maximum donation to political parties and banned Ontario MPPs from attending More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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China shows it’s deadly serious in Huawei dispute

Everything we know about the case points to this most recent development being yet another escalation by China in its campaign of retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a senior executive of telecom giant Huawei More...

By SLPundit On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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You can’t have it both ways

Doug Ford’s government took a page straight out of Donald Trump’s now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t playbook last week. That’s when lawyers defending the provincial government’s repeal More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Get your flu shot — for the sake of the kids

If there was ever a season to get the flu shot, this one is it — for so many reasons. First, this year’s H1N1 “swine flu” strain is toughest on kids and young adults, who have not built More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Canada’s new food guide should be based strictly on evidence

You can tell a lot about a policy by looking at who’s most upset by it. And in the case of upcoming revisions to the Canada Food Guide, the news on that front is all good. The new food guide hasn’t More...

By SLPundit On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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There must be a way forward for pipeline project

Last August, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed approvals for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific coast in Burnaby, B.C. In that case, the court ruled that Canada had failed to engage meaningfully More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Trump plays fast and loose with the truth about border security

There were a lot of problems about Donald Trump’s prime-time appeal to the American people this week about the crisis along America’s southern border. Chief among them: the notable absence of a crisis. As More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Ontario Place isn’t a plaything for Doug Ford

Appointing the man who was responsible for Ontario Place while it went downhill in the late 1990s and early 2000s to lead a “fresh and innovative” revamp of the waterfront site obviously makes little More...