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Ontario is dead last in program spending—again

For every dollar per person spent on programs in other provinces, Ontario spent 75 cents

Fall update: Ontario’s projected deficit is an accounting fiction

Ontario government is squirreling money away while public services suffer

How much is $8.28 billion? Greenbelt giveaway is a gold mine

With that kind of money, developers could buy 60,000 brand new Cadillacs — or 100 high-end private jets

Greenbelt scandal: What does “accountability” mean?

There’s no sign that anybody will face real consequences for the $10 billion giveaway

Ontario cut real per capita spending by 3.6 per cent last year

“All sectors spent less than planned,” Financial Accountability Office says.

A rising tide does not lift all boats

Ontario's labour market saw dramatic shifts over the past few years. How did those changes affect racialized workers?

Ontario’s Bill 28 is dead. Now what?

Laura Walton talks organizing, leadership, and the future of the labour movement.

This is a class struggle, not a housing crisis—and it’s time to pick a side

Ricardo Tranjan's latest book, The Tenant Class, asks you to pick a side. Do you stand in solidarity with the rising tenant class, or will you uphold the exploitative status quo?

Le financement des écoles ajusté à l’inflation a chuté de 1 200 $ par élève en Ontario

Le programme idéologique dirigé contre l’éducation publique se déploie à plein régime — les compressions financières se conjuguant à des changements de structures de gouvernance.

Inflation-adjusted school funding is down $1,200 per student since the Ford government came to power

The ideological agenda against public education is in high gear—with funding cuts coupled with structural governance changes.

Balanced budget leaves Ontarians behind

It bears repeating—properly funded public services do more to improve Ontarians' lives than deficit reduction.

Ontario: Brutal underfunding punishes health and education

The government of Ontario is deliberately starving public services.

No strings attached

There’s more money on the table—but without adequate strings attached, the provinces could end up spending it on tax cuts instead of fixing health care.

Poverty in the Midst of COVID-19

For policy-makers, perhaps the most obvious lesson of the pandemic is that poverty, including child poverty, can be reduced much more quickly than Ontario has done in recent years. Timid policies that unfold incrementally over decades are of no use to children who will be grown up before we finally get around to taking action.

Budget 2023: What if Ontario aimed to be average?

Imagine how much better things could be if Ontario just aimed to be average, rather than low, on public spending