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Public Services & Privatization

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?

Out of service: Creating accessible transit is a win for everyone

Have you taken the bus recently? Your answer says a lot about where you live, your income and more.

All's fare?

Public transit budgets deserve better than farebox recovery revenue.

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

As revenues boom, Queen’s Park tightens the screws

The biggest bite will come out of health care.

Marked absent: navigating the post-secondary policy landscape

Students are more than political “changemaker” talking points

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%.

Platform Crunch: Is health care on trial during the pandemic election?

Health care is rightly taking center stage during this pandemic election and much is at stake.

Proposed health cuts would be most severe in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history

In fact, they would be the most severe cuts to health care that any province has implemented, ever.

No plan, big problem

The pandemic response is showing that undermining state planning capacity for four decades has resulted in states with low planning capacity. Who could have expected this?

Province has fiscal room to stop the suffering and serve the public interest

Austerity during a time of economic crisis is more damaging than previously thought, still, Manitoba continues apace with its privatization agenda.

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