Category Archives: Ontario Politics

Sympathy For The Modern School Teacher

The following editorial cartoon is making the rounds amongst Ontario teachers on Facebook. I’m not a teacher, but I know a number of Ontario teachers, which is how I happen to have seen this comic. Most of the teachers I … Continue reading

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Ontario Election Results Are Frightening

Three things I find scary about the Ontario provincial elections yesterday: 1) The Liberals won a minority. Under Liberal rule the Ontario government debt has almost doubled, from $148 billion in 2003 to an estimated $283 billion in 2012, this … Continue reading

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A Whole New Meaning For The Term “Public Transport”

Usually when one hears the term “Public Transport” one usually thinks about publicly subsidized transit systems like the TTC or GoTransit. But the McGuinty government has added a new possible meaning to that term by deciding to provide significant public … Continue reading

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Is School Board Playing Politics With Its Libraries?

According to a story in the Toronto Star, “the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board has laid off all but four of its library technicians and is dismantling all its libraries.” Apparently declining enrollment is putting them in a negative budget … Continue reading

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“McGuinty Government” Rebrands Government of Ontario – Where’s The Uproar?

It wasn’t that long ago that the media and opposition parties were taking the “Harper Government” to task for referring to itself as the “Harper Government” as opposed to the “Government of Canada” in official federal government press releases. A … Continue reading

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Is A Picture Really Worth A Thousand Words?

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