Ontario - Commentaries
February 15, 2019It would do our province and patients some good if we looked at ways different funding and delivery models that could improve our system, rather than constantly calling on the sacred cow of public universal health care.
Liberals' poorly designed 'free tuition' program like a bad tattoo
February 11, 2019Once an entitlement is granted, recipients view it as a right and it becomes someone else’s obligation to pay for it. Rolling that entitlement back is a huge challenge, even if it has proved ineffective and unsustainable.
Ford shouldn't waste taxpayer money on party propaganda. Here's how to stop it
December 21, 2018Whatever your feelings about the Ford government, there is no doubt the Ford government’s Ontario News Now is a vehicle for partisan publicity. It should not be funded by taxpayers. It is a waste of public money and needs to be cut. The question is how?
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.