Opinion: Top-down policy fiats are less effective than lower taxes. Canada can actually learn something from Donald Trump. The post What Donald Trump can teach Kathleen Wynne about business appeared first on Macleans.ca.
(January 4, 2018 08:39 PM, by David Henderson) What do economists predict employers of low-wage workers will do when a government raises the minimum wage by a large amount, say, $2.40 an hour? An increase in the minimum wage doesn't magically make low-wage workers more productive. So we... (0 COMMENTS)
A senior Canadian government delegation from Ontario led by Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, and Michael Chan, minister of International Trade, visited the headquarters of BYD Company Ltd.
[Originally published January 2015.] You’re in the middle of a by-election and whatnot, but this shouldn’t take long. Stay with me. The notion that Kathleen Wynne – one of the most honest politicians you could ever care to meet – would ever, ever need to offer a job or an appointment to a former candidate... View Article
Ontario PC Party leader Patrick Brown has managed to alienate nearly every conservative faction in the PC party
Globe and Mail: More than 1,000 planned purpose-built rental units have instead been converted to condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area since Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government expanded rent control in the spring, according to a new report that warns the region’s rental supply crisis is poised to worsen. Show More Summary
In a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne, front-line health workers say they're unable to respond effectively to an increase in overdoses The post Ontario health-care workers call on province to declare opioid emergency appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Glen Murray, the Ontario minister of the environment, is gone. Some may interpret this as a loss for Kathleen Wynne. It isn’t. It’s awesome. One, I know Glen Murray. I’ve briefly worked with Glen Murray. I don’t like Glen Murray. Neither do a lot of people who are obliged to deal with him. He doesn’t listen, […]
Alt-Right wants to fire Kathleen Wynne. Vehicle driven, shockingly, by porcine old white guy. Oh, and snap election? Who does that benefit, exactly?
In Ontario, the fight for a $15 minimum wage will soon become a reality. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that Ontario’s minimum wage will rise to the $15 per hour mark by January 2019, phased in with a $14-per-hour increase at the start of 2018. Show More Summary
Ontario has launched a pilot program to provide a guaranteed basic income to a few thousand people to test its effects on recipients and public finances, the Canadian province announced Monday. Provincial Premier Kathleen Wynne said the program would provide a "basic income" for three years to 4,000 people living under the poverty line.
Ontario is expected to impose a tax on "non-resident speculators" when it announces new measures Thursday to cool the red-hot housing market in Toronto, according to people familiar with the plans....Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Housing Minister Chris Ballard are scheduled to make an announcement at 9 a.m. Show More Summary
So, there’s a Toronto Star story this morning about Kathleen Wynne’s political future. By my count, it has five sources in it who are quoted directly, but not named. There are three other people quoted in it: Wynne, her Finance Minister, and a guy who doesn’t want to be quoted. A snippet: Sources told the […]
Huge scoop from the Star: Premier Kathleen Wynne will slash electricity rates by 25 per cent this year, the Star has learned. In a dramatic move to be finalized at cabinet Wednesday, Wynne’s government is poised to unveil sweeping measures to rein in the soaring hydro bills that currently have the Liberals’ popularity plummeting. Sources […]
With an election looming next year, Ontario's premier is cratering in the polls—and desperate times call for desperate measures The post Five things Kathleen Wynne is doing to save her political skin appeared first on Macleans.ca.
The Conservative leadership hopeful says his angry letters to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is about setting tone The post Kevin O’Leary on his governing style: Speak loudly, carry a big stick appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Toronto needs $1.7 billion for social housing capital repairs alone. Mayor John Tory suffered a political embarrassment at the hands of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne late last week when she refused his request to institute tolls on two highways. Show More Summary
The Globe and Mail reports, “Mayor John Tory went way, way out on a limb when he made his bold proposal last fall to impose tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway. Premier Kathleen Wynne left him dangling there, giving him the clear impression she would not stand in the way. Show More Summary
The options don't look good. Kathleen Wynne announced this morning that the Province would deny Toronto City Council’s request to implement road tolls on the DVP and Gardiner. In lieu of the ability to toll the two urban highways that...Show More Summary
Premier Kathleen Wynne will announce a government plan to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for municipalities for transit in the form of a gas tax enhancement The post Queen’s Park thwarts Toronto’s highway toll plan appeared first on Macleans.ca.