The Greenbelt that surrounds Toronto and the GTA became part of the election campaign discussion when it was learned that Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford had assured developers that, if elected, a Ford government would allow part of that protected land to be open for development.
The latest alarm over Ontario’s debt and deficit isn’t being raised by a political leader but by a debt-rating agency.
When Mitchell Hepburn was elected Ontario’s Premier in 1934, among the first things he did was fulfill an election promise – to auction off to the highest bidder the provincial government’s limousines, the big autos that had been used by the previous government and its Cabinet ministers.
During the recent period of Lent, when some Christians choose to reduce their consumption – whether food, alcohol or something else – we heard some were also attempting to give up their use of plastic … although giving up food for a day or two would probably have been easier.
The political left is having trouble digesting the rise of populism around the world.
As we’ve witnessed over the past two weeks, Olympic athletes must manage extraordinary pressure to perform when it matters the most. My experience of skiing — and overcoming that pressure — in multiple Winter Olympics allows me, in my role as a CBC commentator, to express what skiers re going through when they burst onto the course and aim for the
If the Progressive Conservatives were looking for a silk purse out of the sow’s ear delivered with the sexual impropriety charges levelled at Patrick Brown and his abrupt resignation as leader, wisdom would dictate proceeding with a caution rarely exhibited.
Say this for Ontario’s Tories: they know how to dream up creative losing scenarios. Patrick Brown’s sudden departure amid sexual assault and coercion allegations last week made John Tory’s religious schools funding and Tim Hudak’s 100,000 public-sector job cut promises look like minor whoopsy-daisies.
Against a backdrop of shuddering and implosion in the key institutions of the liberal world order, it wasn’t easy to discern anything encouraging in the 48th annual gathering of the rich, the famous and the powerful at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss village of Davos last week.