Ontario - Commentaries
Auditor General’s Naughty List is Ford’s To-Do List
December 07, 2018This year, the government has the convenient excuse of blaming everything in the report on the previous government. But that doesn’t get Premier Doug Ford off the hook for what comes next.
With fewer cooks in the kitchen, Toronto city council will be better off
September 21, 2018Never underestimate the effort politicians are willing to expend to safeguard their own prerogatives. It’s the primary explanation for the disproportionate hysteria expressed by many members of Toronto city council when faced with the prospect of losing their jobs.
Six reforms that would improve accountability in Ontario politics
August 22, 2018How do we bridge the gap of mistrust between Ontario's citizens and our political leaders? These six reforms could help.
Better for Ford to lower beer tax than minimum price
August 13, 2018
Should Doug Ford cut Toronto city council in half? Yes
July 31, 2018Cutting the size of Toronto’s bloated and dysfunctional city hall will save money, should improve governance, and is more democratic. It’s good news for the city, and taxpayers shouldn’t believe the self-interested voices telling them otherwise.
Doug Ford's 1st Move Must Be To Kill Wynne's Carbon Tax
June 14, 2018Premier-elect Ford pledged early and eagerly to end the carbon tax, and give taxpayers money back in their pockets.
Ontario's Government is Too Big
May 08, 2018In the last 10 years, Ontario has more than doubled the province’s debt, which is the largest subnational debt in the world and between 2003 and 2017, the government increased program spending faster than economic growth, inflation and population growth.