We did the math.

Behind the Numbers

Ontario budget falls flat on funding for public services

The Ontario government has tabled its election budget. Public services got short shrift.

The straight answer: Education funding in Ontario has dropped since 2018

A strong public education system that allows all children to recover from these difficult years is possible

The Great Sidestep: Income and wealth inequality swells with little government action

Government custodians of wealth and power have been unwilling to address the income and wealth pyramid in Canada. They neglect this at our peril.

Why Ontario needs to raise more revenue

Ontario has lagged behind other provinces for a long time

Two years into COVID-19 and the need for long-term care reform couldn’t be more urgent

Canada needs to take the profit motive out of the long-term care system

It’s not the carbon tax that’s driving up gas prices

The solution to high gasoline prices is to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels altogether

Economic recovery for whom? For all the talk of recovery, many women and gender-diverse people are still struggling

As we head into budget season, the question we should be asking is: recovery for whom?

Ontario’s rosy revenue picture isn’t helping public services

If new revenues go to tax cuts, not public services, we will all pay the price

Latest oil boom no boon for workers nor the climate

We must ensure high oil prices today translate into green jobs and a clean economy tomorrow

Budget outlook: $5 billion in annual tax cuts weaken Ontario’s case for federal dollars

If the provincial government needs more money—and it certainly does—then why has it been giving so much away?

What can governments do to combat inflation? A lot

Tackling inflation can be part of a public-led recovery—it only requires government to reduce or maintain prices in areas they control.

Not all provinces protect their poorest from inflation

Despite the likely transitory nature of this inflation, many of the poorest Canadians won’t be protected.

Where’s Canada’s plan to end gender-based violence?

The pandemic took a precarious situation and made it worse

All across Canada, children are growing up in poverty

We mapped out child poverty rates across Canada.

A $15 minimum wage: Workers paid a steep price for the three-year delay

Minimum wage workers could ill-afford the cost of these lost wages.

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