Ontario Office Blog: Issues that matter to Ontarians

Below you will find the latest Ontario-related posts from CCPA's national blog, Behind the Numbers. These posts offer progressive and thought-provoking views from CCPA-Ontario staff, research associates, and other leading voices in Ontario public policy.

Latest posts from the Ontario Office blog:

The Ford government’s superficial arguments against pharmacare

by CCPA on July 11, 2018 Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is rejigging OHIP+, a modest but promising pharmacare policy introduced by the previous Liberal government, allegedly to make...

Ford’s “value-for-money” audit a political trick with predictable outcome

by Stuart Trew on July 3, 2018 Paul Martin, David Cameron, Kathleen Wynne and Doug Ford all sought external legitimation for austerity. One of Doug Ford’s first acts as new Premier of Ontario was to put a...

The Next Four Years: An Ontario election post-mortem

by Trish Hennessy on June 8, 2018 Take a deep breath, Ontario: we have reached the conclusion of this bizarre and dramatic election period. We wade now into unchartered territory. Sure, there have been PC...

Doing the math on the PC platform

by Hugh Mackenzie on June 5, 2018 One of the more controversial aspects of Ontario’s 2018 election campaign has been the complicated relationship between Ontario’s PC party, its new leader Doug Ford, and the party...

Comparing fiscal platforms in the Ontario election

by CCPA-ON on May 29, 2018 Heading into Ontario’s June 7 election, the three major political parties have made distinct expenditure promises and revenue announcements. Let’s look at these fiscal plans in...