Rescuing Renewable Regina

If you were to hold a public conference—on any issue—it’s reasonable to think that you would want your keynote speaker to agree that the issue exists. That would seem a sensible proposition for most people. So it is absolutely perplexing that the City of Regina decided to invite a well-known…
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No-one is happy with the property tax: Principles and taxes in Nova Scotia

“No one is happy with the property tax. It is expensive to administer. The property tax is regressive – it puts a heavier burden on people with low incomes than on everyone else. Property tax rates are divisive, varying between classes of property owners – such as residential, commercial, and…
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Familiarity Breeds Resistance: Harris-era parents know there’s nothing innovative about Ontario’s edution cuts

I me of age as an activist and researcher when Mike Harris blustered his way into power in the 90s. His edution minister, John Snobelen, famously a high school dropout, was much more comfortable referring to students as “clients,” parents as “customers” and teachers as “front line service providers,” and…
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Taking a hammer to Steeltown: Ontario government ncels funding for Hamilton’s LRT project

With virtually no prior warning, the Ontario government announced on Monday, December 16?—five days ago?—that they had ncelled the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, a long-planned 14-km rapid transit line running east-west across Hamilton between McMaster University and Eastgate Square. Adding insult to injury, Ontario Transportation Minister roline Mulroney…
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