Without a Debate on Taxes, We Risk Sleepwalking into the Future (by Alex and Jordan Himelfarb)(Comments Off)

May 1, 2014

Some months ago, we published a collection of essays designed to promote a discussion of taxes in Canada. The book’s premise is that the current tax conversation is distorted. While we rightly ask of any new policy or program proposal, “what will it cost and how will we pay,” we do not ask of proposed [...]

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Qui sera premier ministre de l’Ontario?

Dans moins de trois mois, les Libéraux de l’Ontario se choisiront un nouveau chef, et ce faisant, nommeront le prochain premier ministre de la province. Les responsabilités d’un chef de gouvernement sont vastes et ardues. Elles exigent une rare combinaison de leadership, compétence, empathie et intégrité. Plus que ces qualités personnelles, ce sont pourtant les [...]

Understanding the Student Mobilization in Quebec: What Lessons for Ontario?

Understanding the Student Mobilization in Quebec: What Lessons for Ontario? DATE : November 8, 2012 TIME: 9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: BMO Conference Centre, Glendon Hall, Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto RSVP: events@glendon.yorku.ca Panellists: Professor Pascale Dufour, Department of Political Science, University of Montreal Professor Ross Finnie, Graduate School of Public and International [...]

Bargain Basement Citizenship and the Decline of Democracy

We ought to be outraged. Just about every day our media provides a new account of the decline of our democracy:  the inadequacies of our electoral system and allegations of electoral fraud; the high-handed treatment of our Parliament through inappropriate prorogations and overuse of omnibus legislation; a government ever more authoritarian and opaque, resistant to evidence and reason, and [...]

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