Ford needs to end the debt and inflation cycle

Ford needs to end the debt and inflation cycleIf there ever was a time for politicians to stop digging, it’s now It turns out endless spending does come with a hangover: soaring interest rates. Ontario’s finances have been awash in red ink since Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Junior was in diapers. Former premier Dalton McGuinty took over Queen’s Park and started Ontario’s debt…

In the new year, Ontario Premier Ford should resolve to …

In the new year, Ontario Premier Ford should resolve to …Cut the HST, keep the budget balanced and end corporate welfare As Ontario Premier Doug Ford prepares to make his signature cherry cheesecake for the holidays, it’s time for him to make some public policy resolutions for the new year. To ring in 2023, Ford should commit to cutting the sales tax, keeping the budget…

Ford’s undemocratic law could hold the province hostage

Ford’s undemocratic law could hold the province hostageBill 39 would allow a mayor to pass laws with the support of only one-third of council Ontario Premier Doug Ford is hitting the cities of Toronto and Ottawa with a wrecking ball that will undermine accountability and democracy. The Ford government introduced Bill 39 in an attempt to break the gridlock often experienced by…

Ford right to battle for government employee wage restraint

Ford right to battle for government employee wage restraintGovernment employee wages out of control Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the province’s unions are in a boxing match, with the best interests of taxpayers hanging in the balance. Ford has spent the last few years in court defending Bill 124, which was introduced to limit the growth of the wages of government employees for…

Ford needs to end the Metrolinx fiasco

Ford needs to end the Metrolinx fiascoThere's no way Ford should trust Metrolinx with another dollar of taxpayers’ cash Imagine you’ve hired contractors to do a home renovation project. You’ve finally saved enough money to add that second bathroom you’ve always wanted. What would you do if, halfway through the job, the contractors came to you and said that costs had…

Ford government must stand strong against union demands

Ford government must stand strong against union demandsFord should follow BC’s example if the union continues to refuse to accept a reasonable offer Ontario taxpayers need to know some important numbers as CUPE squares off with the government over wages. Their province is facing a fiscal reckoning. Their province is $469 billion in debt. Their province is the most-indebted sub-national government in…

Ford should be bold and cut the sales tax to counter inflation

Ford should be bold and cut the sales tax to counter inflationSales taxes make the inflation fire worse It’s time for Premier Doug Ford to be bold. The cost of living is soaring for Ontario families. To deliver relief to every Ontarian across the province, Ford should cut the provincial sales tax. Ford owes Ontarians relief. He promised to cut income taxes for the middle class…

Opposition to Trudeau’s censorship bill swells

A genuine risk the government will be tempted to use its filtering powers to silence its critics

Opposition to Trudeau’s censorship bill swellsThe chorus of Canadians from all walks of life calling on the Senate to kibosh the Trudeau government’s censorship bill is growing louder by the day. Last week, a letter from over 40,000 Canadian content-creators urged senators to reject Bill C-11 in its current form, sounding the alarm on what they see as a very…

Ontario balances its budget for the first time in 14 years

So why doesn't Ford want you to know about it?

Ontario balances its budget for the first time in 14 yearsWell, I was wrong when I projected it would take Premier Doug Ford two years to balance the budget. It’s already balanced. But here’s the funny thing: he doesn’t want you to know about it. My two-year timeframe, which seemed optimistic just a few months ago, was based on a report released by Ontario’s Financial…

Trudeau’s censorship bill a blow to content creators

It’s time to finally scrap this dangerous piece of legislation

Trudeau’s censorship bill a blow to content creatorsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t care about Canadian content creators. When Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriquez first tabled Bill C-11, the Trudeau government’s online censorship bill, the primary rationale he gave for crafting the legislation was to promote the interests of Canadian content creators. Bill C-11 “will help make sure that our cultural sector works for…
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