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Actually, this federal government has raised taxes on Canada’s middle class

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

This week, the Trudeau government announced that it will soon increase the Canada Child Benefit, a tax-free monthly payment to eligible families. It’s now clear the government has abandoned its promise to provide tax relief to middle-class families – and it continues to confuse government transfers with taxes, something that should worry all Canadians.

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Doug Ford’s post-budget plan to declare bankruptcy

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

His first budget would recast him as a kinder, gentler premier. Not too tough, not too soft — just right. It didn’t go according to plan. By holding back the bad news… Ford’s Tories are belatedly paying a heavy price… Ford’s popularity is tumbling… Time for a change of plan… Instead of moderation, desperation and disruption are Ford’s new watchwords — because desperate times allow for desperate measures.

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Ready, fire, aim: the Ford’s reckless approach on cutting costs

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Whether it be kids with autism, students in high school music programs, people who rely on public health services, medical researchers or Toronto subway riders, the pattern is the same. The government announces a spending cut that takes everyone by surprise and then stands back as those directly involved scramble to puzzle out what just happened.Ontarians deserve better… At the bare minimum they deserve a government that figures out the effects of its actions before it pulls the trigger.

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Why our politics pits rural parties against urban parties

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Rahsaan Maxwell, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina… finds that cities’ less “nationalist” and more “cosmopolitan” politics are caused less by the transformative effects of city life and more by the sorts of people who move from rural areas to cities. Those people tend to be even more cosmopolitan-minded than people who spend their entire lives in cities. On the other hand… people who move from cities to rural areas are not, and do not become, supporters of country parties and their views.

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Toronto, Ontario and Ottawa need to close election spending loopholes

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Premier Doug Ford exposed a vulnerability in Ontario’s laws by using his long-finished and debt-free leadership campaign to continue to raise money… Ford has also exposed the inadequacies of federal campaign advertising laws with his anti-carbon tax TV commercials… Ford also says he’s doing nothing but following “the rules.”… These rule-skirting, self-serving moves do nothing but contribute to voter cynicism about politics and politicians.

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Ontario’s budget based on math, not ideology

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

People in this province understand that Ontario must either right its fiscal ship or risk becoming a fiscal failed state. The interest on debt accumulated by the previous Liberal government is the single largest cut to frontline services in Ontario’s history.This is what responsibility, fiscal balance, and protecting what matters most looks like… This is what Premier Ford and our Progressive Conservative team were elected to do.

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Doug Ford’s government is a axe-wielding agent of chaos

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

If you were serious about preserving or enhancing services while also making administration more effective and cost-efficient, what you might do is sit down with the people doing the work and figure out a plan with them to do things more effectively. And if you succeeded, you’d see better services materialize and costs lowered, and you could announce the proven savings in your next budget… This doesn’t appear to be a government making tough but worthwhile changes. It appears to be a government gleefully wielding a wrecking ball…

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Fight Against Dirty Money Needs Tougher Measures

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Obstacles to following the dirty money could be reduced by creating a new criminal offence: a false declaration of beneficial ownership, whether made on a public registry or submitted by a customer to a Reporting Entity. Not only would such an offence bring more integrity to the beneficial-ownership information being disclosed; it would also provide a solid base from which law enforcement agencies could conduct investigations of suspicious transactions

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Ford government undermining foundation of Ontario’s success

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Success is the result of investing in growth, in access to education in a knowledge-based economy and the long-term health of the population. Public debt could be the most effective instrument to achieve beneficial results. The payback is profound. Many Canadians understand this relationship, wanting tax value, not tax cuts. What is of grave concern now is that the Ford administration is in the process of undermining the foundation of Ontario’s success in every field of public endeavour.

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Legal Aid Ontario has top-notch lawyers

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Our mixed model of staff and private bar service delivery is still the most cost-effective method of delivering legal services to over 700,000 people annually. Our goal is to see our clients get legal help and we will continue to do that cost-effectively… our front-line lawyers provide critical services for clients. Their jobs are not easy, and they are dedicated, tireless advocates for their clients.

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