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:

Tax cuts won’t cut it: Low wage workers need a raise

by Sheila Block on April 17, 2018 A month ago, PC Leader Doug Ford floated a trial balloon: he would freeze Ontario’s minimum wage at $14 but take everyone making less than $30,000 a year off of the income tax...

Ontario’s high-stakes election campaign: parties going “all in”

by CCPA-ON on April 16, 2018 Back in March, the Ontario Liberals put all of their chips on the table with their election-style provincial budget. They promised free child care, more support for dental care...

Ontario budget throws down the election gauntlet

by Trish Hennessy on March 28, 2018 In its waning days before a June election, with the opposition breathing down its neck, the Ontario government threw down the gauntlet with what is unquestionably a pull out all...

Care and change: The messages driving Ontario’s 2018 election

by Trish Hennessy on March 20, 2018 Sixty-two times. That’s how many times the Government of Ontario drew upon the word “care” in a throne speech designed to claim its stake in a pre-election period that has so...

$15 minimum wage or a tax cut: what are the trade-offs?

by Sheila Block on March 14, 2018 In the lead up to the June 7th election in Ontario, the minimum wage continues to be a hot button issue. Both the provincial Liberals and the NDP have committed to increase the...