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Why Ontario needs to raise more revenue

Ontario has lagged behind other provinces for a long time

Settler Work: Equity and safety gaps in Canada's public transit systems

Exploring the structural, organizational and systemic barriers to equitable public transit service, using the Thunder Bay system as a case study.

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

Pandemic, privatization and people power

A brief history on the attack of Canada’s public transit system and how we’re trying to defend it

The future of Ottawa’s transit after the light rail debacle

I remember the excitement I felt when Ottawa’s long-awaited light rail train finally opened to the public. But what it promised and what it delivered turned out to be two very different realities. Why did this happen, and what does this mean for the future of Ottawa’s transit?

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

Finding the funding

Remarks to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding the 2022-23 Ontario budget on Jan. 19, 2022

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?

As revenues boom, Queen’s Park tightens the screws

The biggest bite will come out of health care.

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.

Election planning: Ontario looks to Nova Scotia

Today’s Throne Speech was not a change of course so much as a change of emphasis.

Underspending at Queen’s Park should set off alarms

At no time in the last decade has an Ontario government underspent its annual targets by 6.6%.

No plans to spend $2.2 billion in found money, Ontario says

A multi-billion dollar budgetary windfall is an opportunity to tackle some of our most pressing challenges.

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