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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.

A well-being approach to governance

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the strong connections between health and broader social, economic and political circumstances. It's time for a well-being approach to governance that is capable of addressing these connections.

Platform Crunch: The Bloc’s election commitments

A dive into what the Bloc Québécois has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

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.

Time to address the cost of poverty in the Atlantic provinces

We are far less likely to recognize households living in poverty as a public health issue, societal crisis or economic problem that we should solve collectively.

Saskatchewan budget: Could be worse, but is it enough?

The Saskatchewan government appears to have no appetite to enact and defend the types of cuts it made in 2017. Maybe those tropes are dead? Or maybe the pandemic is making the obvious impossible to completely ignore.

Investments in the care economy a missed opportunity in Nova Scotia budget

The pandemic has exposed the disastrous result of government cuts to vital investments, especially in health care and long-term care. Does the latest budget undo the damage?

Ontario pandemic school funding: a board-by-board, school-by-school analysis

What’s the true story about what's happening at Ontario’s schools during the pandemic? Ricardo Tranjan examines funding across the province, school board by school board.


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