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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.

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

Revenue losses now $7.5 billion a year under Ford

If Doug Ford wants to make the case for more federal health funding, throwing away money is not the way to do it

Ontario budget falls flat on funding for public services

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

Back on Track or Falling Backwards? 2022-23 Saskatchewan provincial budget analysis

The budget attempts to turn the page from COVID-19, but the pandemic is still raging and there’s little vision for a future economy that deals with the province's many challenges

Why Ontario needs to raise more revenue

Ontario has lagged behind other provinces for a long time

Playing the Long Game: Keeping Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy diverse and sustainable

The province would be prudent to prioritize keeping essential services public

The Big Reset: Setting up Newfoundland and Labrador for failure

Privatization of liquor. Asset sales. Public service cuts. Saskatchewan went down this road out of deficit fears. It didn’t work. Other provinces should heed this lesson.

Priorities that should be reflected in the Nova Scotia 2022-23 budget

Nova Scotians deserve a government that learns the lessons of the past to build a better tomorrow

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.

Five resources to understand the future of transportation

Electric vehicles have emerged as the poster child of the zero-carbon economy. If we could only manage to replace all our internal combustion engines with batteries, it seems, we’d be well on our way to a greener world. But is achieving net-zero emissions really that straightforward? And is a society and economy dependent on personal vehicles—zero-emission though they may be—actually the future we aspire to?

An equitable recovery for Para Transpo

Para Transpo assumes that para riders’ time is not valuable, that they have few important obligations and that their lives should be limited due to mobility and accessibility needs.

Ten things to know about the recent Alberta budget

With oil prices rising, now would be a very good time to start thinking about making enhancements to social investment over the long term

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