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It’s Time to ‘For the People’-ize Gaming in Ontario

It’s Time to ‘For the People’-ize Gaming in Ontario

Ontario’s gaming system is a confusing mess. A government-run monopoly on gaming leads to a system with competing incentives. On one hand, the government encourages trepidation, telling people to know their limit and play within it. On the other hand, the government has an incentive to grow… Continue Reading It’s Time to ‘For the People’-ize Gaming in Ontario

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How Do We Drive Ontario’s Auto Sector Forwards?

How Do We Drive Ontario's Auto Sector Forwards?

By Mitchell Davidson  The Canadian International Auto Show returns to Toronto on February 14th for patrons to see the latest and greatest in the automotive industry. Despite the excitement around the show, there will be fewer Canadian made cars on the floor than in recent memory. General… Continue Reading How Do We Drive Ontario’s Auto Sector Forwards?

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Should Government Jobs Move To Small Town Ontario?

Should Government Jobs Move To Small Town Ontario?

Recently, at the Rural Ontario Mayors Association (ROMA) conference, the provincial government promised many measures for rural Ontarians. Notably among them were stable infrastructure funding, continued broadband support, and more natural gas expansion. All of these promises reflect priorities of rural communities, but they primarily surround one… Continue Reading Should Government Jobs Move To Small Town Ontario?

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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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An Overview of the 2019 Economic and Fiscal Update

An Overview of the 2019 Economic and Fiscal Update

By Shiv Ruparell Yesterday, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau presented the federal government’s fall Economic and Fiscal Update, outlining for the first time since the election how the Liberal’s campaign promises stack up against Canada’s fiscal outlook for the next five years. The 2019 update focused on… Continue Reading An Overview of the 2019 Economic and Fiscal Update

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A Review of the 2019 Speech from the Throne

Four years ago, the brand-new Trudeau government offered a Speech from the Throne focused on a tax cut for the middle class and balancing a clean environment with a strong economy. It promised a new relationship with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, while collaborating with the provinces. This time,… Continue Reading A Review of the 2019 Speech from the Throne

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Reforming Support Programs to Cut Hydro Costs

Reforming Support Programs to Cut Hydro Costs

By Erik De Lorenzi Going into the 2018 election, 61% of Ontarians said that hydro rates would impact their vote. The Progressive Conservative platform seized on this consensus by committing to reduce rates by 12%. Since assuming power, the Ford government has aimed squarely at the cost… Continue Reading Reforming Support Programs to Cut Hydro Costs

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