Education

Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

Ontario continues to face challenges to mitigate and contain COVID-19.  Premier Doug Ford announced additional measures to support frontline staff, allow flexibility in health care staffing, and provide added at-home learning tools to primary and secondary students as schools remain closed for the foreseeable future. In addition,… Continue Reading Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

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Implementation Challenges Government Responses to COVID-19

Implementation Challenges Government Responses to COVID-19

As governments across Canada maintain and extend public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19, they are also facing significant implementation challenges to deliver relief and support measures. For the federal government, this week marks a shift to program implementation as applications open for the Canada… Continue Reading Implementation Challenges Government Responses to COVID-19

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Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced an investment to accelerate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The province’s investment includes $1.5 billion in equity in 2020 and a $6 billion loan guarantee in 2021, enabling immediate construction on the Alberta portion of the pipeline. The project is… Continue Reading Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

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Addressing Mental Health Care Wait-Times for Students

Addressing Mental Health Care Wait-Times for Students

By Mitch Davidson, Sara Bourdeau and Laura Oprea The cold and dark days of January can be a difficult time for many people, especially when combined with post-holiday season fatigue. This time of year can be even more difficult for post-secondary students leaving their families and returning… Continue Reading Addressing Mental Health Care Wait-Times for Students

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How to Avoid Ontario Teacher Strikes, Reduce the Deficit and Give Teachers a Raise All at Once

How to Avoid Ontario Teacher Strikes, Reduce the Deficit and Give Teachers a Raise All at Once

This week the Ontario Legislature returned from an extended summer break. The government has been keen to show a conciliatory and softer tone, but they have one real challenge ahead of them – impending teacher strikes. The two sides appear to be at an impasse. The government… Continue Reading How to Avoid Ontario Teacher Strikes, Reduce the Deficit and Give Teachers a Raise All at Once

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