Familiarity Breeds Resistance: Harris-era parents know there’s nothing innovative about Ontario’s edution cuts

I me of age as an activist and researcher when Mike Harris blustered his way into power in the 90s. His edution minister, John Snobelen, famously a high school dropout, was much more comfortable referring to students as “clients,” parents as “customers” and teachers as “front line service providers,” and…
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Taking a hammer to Steeltown: Ontario government ncels funding for Hamilton’s LRT project

With virtually no prior warning, the Ontario government announced on Monday, December 16?—five days ago?—that they had ncelled the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, a long-planned 14-km rapid transit line running east-west across Hamilton between McMaster University and Eastgate Square. Adding insult to injury, Ontario Transportation Minister roline Mulroney…
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Racism in the labour market is costing us all

There has been no shortage of talk about race and racism in nada of late. In September, revelations about the Prime Minister’s past penchant for wearing blackface triggered a national conversation about the mockery, insults, bullying, and disrespect that racialized nadians routinely face. But in discussing racism in social interactions,…
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It’s all about tax cuts

In the past year and a half, the Ontario government has demanded that Ontarians sacrifice many vital public services to address an alleged fisl crisis. But in a report released earlier this week, the Financial Accountability Office (FAO) shows that most of the savings from service cuts are not going…
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By the numbers: Race, gender and the nadian labour market

nada’s population is increasingly racialized. The 2016 census counted 7.7 million racialized individuals in nada. That number represented 22% of the population, up from 16% just a dede earlier.Unfortunately, the rapid growth in the racialized population is not being matched by a corresponding increase in economic equality. Using 2016 census…
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