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School bargaining: Down at Queen’s Park, $100 million is pocket change

The province spends much more money on things that aren’t priorities. Supporting education workers should be high on the priority list.

Queen's Park is richer than it admits

The Ontario government is underestimating 2022-23 revenues by a whopping $10 billion. Rather than recording a predicted deficit, the province is on track to be in surplus territory by the spring.

Five things to know about Ontario’s strikebreaking law

The Ontario government just declared war on the constitutionally protected right to strike, using the notwithstanding clause.

Flush With Cash: The provinces are richer than they think

This is a remarkable story of economic recovery from the depths of the COVID-19 lockdown impacts. The next chapter will be written by the provinces as they decide what to do with their unexpected budget surpluses.

Ontario finances don’t justify attack on wages

Provincial revenues are up dramatically of late—Queen’s Park can afford to bargain fairly

Educators are parents. Parents are workers. And facts are facts.

Ontario’s political rhetoric creates divisions where, in reality, none exist.

While Ontario struggles, Queen’s Park stashes cash

Ontario’s deficit became a surplus last year. The Ford government couldn’t think of a single thing to spend it on

Online learning means classroom cuts—no matter what students do

Four years of austerity has weakened Ontario’s public education system. COVID-19 and online learning deepen educational inequalities.

Cars vs. care: comparing the spending priorities of the Ontario parties

The race is on for the June 2 Ontario election. Question is: which issue will voters care more about—cars or care services?

What do women want? In Ontario, they want change

A government that reflected women’s preferences would take Ontario in a different direction, if the polls are correct.

Ontario health spending will be too low if the 2022 budget is passed

Provincial underfunding of health care has consequences for all Ontarians

Ontario election: What’s in it for people who rent?

A look at what the provincial party platforms do for renters

Centralize, digitize, privatize: unpacking Ontario’s welfare reforms

Changes open the system up to privatization by for-profit multinationals

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

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