This study analyzes the first budget of the new Progressive Conservative government in Ontario, tabled in early April 2019, to assess the extent to which it reflects either a fundamental shift in fiscal policy from the policies of the Ford government’s predecessors, or continuity with the fiscal policies of the McGuinty and Wynne governments.
To The Editor:
There will be a Federal election this October and I’m wondering what the various parties will tell us what should be of concern: SNC Lavalin, taxing sugary drinks, immigration or a price on carbon?
A recent survey by Insights West, a Western-based, full-service marketing research company, reveals most of BC does not support government funding for private schools in the province.
By Heidi Hutner and Erica Cirino; from Aeon
To The Editor:
On June 6, 1944, I arrived by boat on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. My role was in the mortar platoon. On June 17, I was based in a barn, anticipating an attack that never came. I went into a nearby shed to disarm the grenades when one exploded, resulting in the loss of my right arm.
You can virtually take it to the bank. Getting elected to public office often comes with a whole new set of friends and not always pals that have your best interests at heart. A few of them could be classified as “the undesirables.”
“We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.”
-- Carl Sagan
“... Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.”
Many British Columbians were shocked when they heard the findings of the Expert Panel on Money Laundering in Real Estate. More than $7 billion in dirty money was laundered in B.C. last year alone. About $5 billion of that went through B.C.’s real estate market, driving housing prices up and hurting families, seniors and students.
Some politicians believe protecting a sunset industry’s interests is more important than looking out for the citizens who elected them. In Australia, the coal industry holds sway over government policy. In Canada, bitumen and fracked gas rule. In the U.S., it’s all of the above.