Ontario – GM To Close Oshawa Plant

GM To Close 100-Year-Old Oshawa Plant, Affecting Thousands Of Jobs With car sales in the US and China locked in a precipitous slowdown that is only expected to worsen, GM on Monday is expected to announce the closure of one of its Canadian plants as the company hopes to move more production to Mexico and […]

Ontario – Raw Sewage Overflowing Into Ontario Waterways At Alarming Rate

Raw sewage overflowing into Ontario waterways at alarming rate, watchdog says Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe outlined her concerns and recommendations in an annual report — called Back to Basics — that looked at the state of the province’s waterways between April 2017 and March this year. During that time, the report found that raw sewage […]

Ontario – First Nations Communities Need Teachers

NAN leaders call for jurisdiction over land and children Another issue that Fox said will be a top priority for NAN chiefs is education. According to Fox, many First Nation communities, such as Fort Albany and Kashechewan First Nation, do not have teachers for certain grade levels. “You just can’t compete with providing resources to […]

Thunder Bay – Bombardier Thunder Bay Plant To Run Out Of Work Within A Year

Bombardier Thunder Bay plant to run out of work within a year: union The largest private-sector employer in Thunder Bay, Ont., may not have many workers next year, if Bombardier does not secure new contracts for the plant, says the local union president. Domenic Pasqualino, the President of Unifor Local 1075, said work at the […]

Ontario – Online Election Snafus In Dozens Of Ontario Communities

Online election snafus in dozens of Ontario communities raise systemic questions A major online voting issue that forced more than 50 communities in Ontario to extend municipal election voting hours prompted questions on Tuesday about the integrity of the balloting process. One candidate, forced to wait more than 24 hours longer to find out that […]

Ontario – Private Sector To Sell Marijuana In Ontario Once Pot Can Be Legally Sold

Private sector to sell marijuana in Ontario once pot can be legally sold The Ontario government will reportedly allow private stores to sell marijuana once recreational cannabis becomes legal on Oct. 17. A source in the provincial government told the Globe and Mail that Finance Minister Vic Fedeli and Attorney General Caroline Mulroney are expected […]

Ontario – Will Ontario’s Vote Results Open The Door To Electoral Reform?

An article from the Toronto Star that talks about how the recent Ontario election results might trigger election reform in Canada. I mentioned this in my previous post on Doug Ford’s victory. Majority governments produced by capturing 40% of the vote are not truly representative governments. Trudeau has a majority government federally and his party […]

Ontario - PCs Win Majority Government In Spite Of Having Doug Ford As Leader

Ontario – PCs Win Majority Government In Spite Of Having Doug Ford As Leader

‘Magic’ of simple message, simple strategy led to Ford victory PCs benefited from a voting public tired of Liberals, still skeptical of NDP He may be polarizing to a significant segment of voters, have run a messy campaign and come with his own political baggage, but Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford may just have been the “ideal candidate” to […]

Ontario – The Fall Of Ontario – Rising Debt Crisis

Stefen Molyneaux takes a look at the fall of Ontario under the Liberal Party and the rise of the provincial debt.  Nobody is talking about the huge level of debt that Ontario now has.  In fact, all three major political parties are planning on increasing that debt well…forever.  Nobody has a plan to balance the […]

Ontario – Want To Vote None Of The Above? You Can…

Want to vote ‘none of the above’ in Ontario’s election? Here’s how you can Suppose that, after almost 15 years of Liberal government, you’re ready to see the back of Kathleen Wynne. But the thought of what Andrea Horwath’s NDP might do to Ontario’s finances worries you, and you find Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford’s […]