Monthly Archives: July 2018

Fighting Doug Ford’s threat to shrink Toronto city council

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s plan to cut Toronto’s city council from 47 to 25 wards, and to cancel regional elections outside of Toronto, has attracted strong opposition. It threatens to create what critics call a state of “civic chaos” because, if passed, The Better Local Government Act would take effect before the upcoming municipal election […]

It’s time to merge Ontario’s two school systems

By Bill Irwin and Samuel Trosow (This article was originally published in The Conversation  Read the original article.)   There is a pressing need to consolidate Ontario’s separate and public school systems. Long ignored by most politicians, this controversial idea deserves a fresh and serious policy discussion — especially now, with the new Ontario government contemplating […]