"Poverty is not only the deprivation of economic or material resources, but a violation of human dignity."
Premier Kathleen Wynne's activist agenda includes public prescription-drug coverage for Ontarians under 25, a Big Shiny Thing over which she'll be happy to fight the 2018 election.
This week, Sen. Peter Harder, embarked on a herculean political mission aimed at helping get Canada's Senate working the way the government wants it to. Which is to say, passing Liberal legislation.
As the Brooklyn streets went dark and flooded with water, pummelled by the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, Lizbeth Lucero watched her mother pace the apartment and pray.
Since the debut of a popular Netflix series centred on a teen suicide, parents face an obvious dilemma: Should I watch this with my kids?
If you believe Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s claim that through her sound fiscal management she has balanced the province’s books and can now spend more on public services, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.
Why do the media persist in prolonging the myth that Justin Trudeau -- or for that matter any prime minister going back to Brian Mulroney -- has a workable, coherent plan to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change?
Normally I'd have a smidgen of sympathy for someone suggesting we stop swooning over our prime minister.
In his victory speech on Sunday night, Emmanuel Macron, the next president of France, said: "I want to become . . . the president of the patriots in the face of the threat from the nationalists."
A funny thing has happened over the past 12 months since Maxime Bernier announced his candidacy for the Conservative leadership.
There's nothing novel about a bunch of politicos getting together at a bar to complain about their own party. Yet we're supposed to think Scott Gilmore's New Conservative movement is something different.
Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will be the three trial sites for Ontario's experiment with a universal basic income, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Monday morning, competing with New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath's promise of a new provincial drug-insurance program if her party wins the next election.
In the 1970s, a friend's business was felled by a number of government-related actions.
It turns out that Canadian history is a lot more complicated than what we learned in school, as we see in the early commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
In 1775, Canada faced invasion by the army of the rebel forces of nascent America.
It's no surprise to learn that Ontario's auto insurance regime is an expensive mess, but the numbers in a new report for the provincial government are still shocking. Ontario drivers are paying $4 billion a year more than they would if Ontario's rates were at the Canadian average. That's more than $500 for every car insured.
When we talk about education, a “culture of fear” is not a phrase anyone wants to hear. You might expect it in Swat Valley, where Malala Yousafzai was shot by Taliban fanatics for advocating girls’ schooling. Here in Ontario, the phrase seems out of place; and yet, it crops up a frequently in reference to some public school boards.
Your kid is holed up in the basement, alone in the dark except for the glowing screen and the alien invaders from their favourite video game. Again. Don't worry -- an alternative to space war is on the way.
The number of illegal border crossings into Canada has drastically increased from January to March, official data released by the federal government on Wednesday reveals.