Should Ontario get equalization?

No. With a per capita GDP in the top half of provincial per capita GDP rankings, Ontario is not a “have not” province

Should Ontario get equalization?THUNDER BAY, ON, Mar 8, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Independent Liberal Senate Leader James Cowan recently indicated he wants the Senate to investigate whether the present equalization formula affects the ability of Canadians living in different regions from obtaining standard public services without “facing significantly different levels of taxation.” He’s asking the wrong question. Here…

A brave new, subsidy-free world

Canada has to get over its manufacturing inferiority complex

A brave new, subsidy-free worldCALGARY, AB, Mar 6, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Is corporate welfare finally falling out of fashion? It’s a fair question, given the announcement this week that Chrysler Canada is no longer asking for the $700 million it wanted to help retool two major auto assembly plants in Ontario. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne stunned government, media…

Would you like 400 calories with that?

The requirement that restaurants list calorie counts is inevitable, but will be a nightmare to implement

Would you like 400 calories with that?By Sylvain Charlebois and Mike Von Massow University of Guelph GUELPH, ON, Mar 4, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Ontario wants to empower consumers to make more positive nutritional choices when they eat out. Under new legislation, restaurants chains in Ontario, like franchises in America, will soon be required to list calorie counts on their menus.…

Can Ontario’s leaders step back from the precipice?

Premier Wynne’s antics could precipitate an election no one wants

Can Ontario’s leaders step back from the precipice?ANNAN, ON, Mar 2, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The dirty little (open) secret at Queen’s Park right now is that not one of the leaders of the three major parties wants a general election. Essentially tied in opinion poll support, Tim Hudak, Andrea Horwath and Kathleen Wynne have reached the same conclusion but for different…

Politics trumps evidence in Ontario’s decision to hike minimum wage

Ontario’s youth and most vulnerable workers will pay the price for Premier Wynne’s decision

Politics trumps evidence in Ontario’s decision to hike minimum wageBy Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC, Jan 31, 2014/ Troy Media/ - After several months of labour activists putting pressure on the Ontario government to increase the provincial minimum wage, Premier Kathleen Wynne finally succumbed and announced that she will increase it to $11 per hour from the current $10.25…

Katharine Wynne: a new leader with old leader woes

Katharine Wynne: a new leader with old leader woesJanuary 28, 2013 TORONTO, ON, Jan. 28, 2013/ Troy Media/ - When Kathleen Wynne won the leadership of the Ontario Liberal party, she noted in her acceptance speech that "that was the easy part." Boy, was she right. Governing as Premier for more than a few weeks will be much tougher than becoming leader. Dalton…

The reason Ontario’s Green Energy Act is a dud

The reason Ontario’s Green Energy Act is a dud© Troy Media. Please contact the publisher to inquire about publication rates for this column. Our rates are based on circulation. Scroll to the bottom to purchase this column. To view our rates, click here. January 22, 2013 [wp_eStore_cart_when_not_empty] TORONTO, ON, Jan. 22, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Getting a green energy community project off the…

Liberal leadership aside, Ontario is still a three-way race

Any one of the three parties could win the next election

Liberal leadership aside, Ontario is still a three-way race© Troy Media. Please contact the publisher to inquire about publication rates for this column. Our rates are based on circulation. Scroll to the bottom to purchase this column. To view our rates, click here. January 15, 2013 [wp_eStore_cart_when_not_empty] TORONTO, ON, Jan. 15, 2013/ Troy Media/ -Two weeks from now, the Ontario Liberal Party will…

Southern Ontario overlooks Northern Ontario at its peril

Southern Ontario overlooks Northern Ontario at its peril© Troy Media. Please contact the publisher to inquire about publication rates for this column. Our rates are based on circulation. Scroll to the bottom to purchase this column. To view our rates, click here. January 8, 2013 [wp_eStore_cart_when_not_empty] TORONTO, ON, Jan. 8, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Most of Ontario's landmass is in the north;…

The decline and fall of the McGuinty empire

Après moi, le deluge

The decline and fall of the McGuinty empireJanuary 1, 2013 TORONTO, ON, Jan. 1, 2013/ Troy Media/ - By the end of January, Ontario Premier of Dalton McGuinty will be gone. Will his passing be mourned? By some no doubt. After all he is the Grand Old Man of Canadian politics. No other current Canadian politician has been in power so long.…
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