Jon Pukila The long-awaited Drummond Report, officially known as the Report of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, was released on Feb. 15. Commissioned by former TD Bank Chief Economist Don Drummond, the report contains 362 recommendations to addresses the province’s current $16 billion defecit. If the report is followed, the province [...]
Our government is implicated in what is quite possibly the greatest affront to democracy in this country’s entire history. Evidence has been surfacing over the last two weeks to suggest that Liberal and NDP supporters in contested ridings received automated phone calls that pretended to represent Elections Canada.
Bill C-19, a Conservative initiative to end the long-gun registry, passed its final vote in the House of Commons on Feb. 15 with a margin of 159 to 130. It will be introduced to the Senate on Feb. 27.
Answer: most things. Luckily, I was relieved of that responsibility this week by the 30% tuition grant outreach team. I had been assigned by The Argus to cover their effort to represent the Ontario government’s tuition plan.
Costs and benefits of new tuition rebate weighed after media conference Erin Collins News Editor The 2012 rebate is a recent initiative by Ontario’s Liberals to reduce post-secondary tuition by 30%. With March coming up and another 5.5% increase in the works, this grant will lighten the financial burden of Lakehead students. At least some [...]
Since legalization in 2005, 15,000 same-sex marriages have taken place in Canada, including roughly 5,000 unions of foreign couples who were unable to legally marry back home.
A controversial new office has been added to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The government has allocated roughly $5 million to a new Office of Religious Freedom, an office that still has an unclear mandate. Commentators have expressed concerns over the appearance of secrecy surrounding the creation of this new addition to the ministry.
By now everyone has heard of the Ontario government’s plan to reduce the burden on students by giving a grant equal to about 30 per cent of tuition fees. Committing more than $430 million, the government’s actions have been hailed as a long-welcome change to the rising fees that all university students have had to face.
With both serious and petty crime dropping steadily in Canada over the last decade, according to Statistics Canada, many are challenging the federal government’s intense focus on imprisoning law-breakers.