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What’s at stake in the LCBO strike?

Ontario liquor store workers are standing up for a public asset

Do we really want Ontarians to drink more?

New alcohol plan ignores true costs

L’Ontario a perdu 5 000 enseignants depuis 2018

Combien d’employés votre conseil scolaire a-t-il perdu ces dernières années?

Ontario has lost 5,000 classroom educators since 2018

How many staff has your school board lost in the past few years?

Fiscal folly in Ontario: New report reveals a cheapskate province

Financial Accountability Office paper is essential reading for every Ontarian

What is rent control, anyway?

Part 1: Rent control, rent freezes, vacancy controls—the terms can be hard to keep track of. This is your reference guide.

Rent control in Ontario is full of loopholes

Part 2: In theory, Canada’s most populous province has protection for tenants. In practice, landlords can find lots of ways to hike up rents.

Above-guideline rent increases are out of control

Part 3: Landlords systematically use AGI applications to bypass provincial guidelines

Arguments against rent control don’t hold up to scrutiny

Part 4: Landlords and developers love scientific-sounding arguments against rent control. There’s just one problem—they’re not true.

Policy solutions and political responses to fix Ontario rent control

Part 5: The policy solutions to skyrocketing rents are quite straightforward—but enacting them means taking on the power of landlords and developers

Resources for tenants to learn about rent control in Ontario

Part 6: Tenants in Ontario have resources available to defend themselves against landlords—and against bad-faith anti-tenant arguments. Here are a few of them.

#Blocksidewalk, the last progressive NIMBY effort?

#Blocksidewalk was a grassroots campaign that shut down Google's attempt to turn Toronto into a surveillance-driven "smart city"

Ontario budget disappoints—but does not surprise

Yet another missed opportunity to tackle big problems

Here’s a dime, get lost: Ontario’s message to universities and colleges

No province in Canada gives less funding per student to post-secondary institutions than Ontario