Ontario government

Providence goes with outpatients

In late 2013, Providence Mental Health Services announced a string of cuts to be implemented by the end of March — a reduction in the number of its beds, the removal of two wards and the elimination of 60 full-time positions.Continue...

Court hears first arguments in CFS-O lawsuit over Student Choice Initiative

The Ontario Divisional Court heard arguments from the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (CFS-O) and the York Federation of Students (YFS) during the first hearing in the groups’ legal challenge against the province’s Student Choice Initiative (SCI) on Oct. 11.Continue...

Mayor hesitant to relax public drinking rules

In its 2019 budget, the Ontario government outlines provisions that could relax rules surrounding alcohol consumption. If implemented, it will be up to municipalities to decide whether alcohol can be consumed in public areas such as parks.Continue...

Shame on Doug Ford’s response to sexual violence

Last Wednesday at Queen’s Park, Toronto Centre district MPP Suze Morrison asked why the Doug Ford government was withholding millions in funding promised to Ontario’s rape crisis centres.Continue...

Increasing class sizes limit student success

Large classes don’t help anybody.Continue...

Student Choice Initiative casts doubt on the future of a free student press

Services like campus newspapers provide practical employment opportunities, but they also give students a voice and hold our leaders accountable.Continue...

Nixing Violence Against Women program derails safety

A provincial government that asserts its leadership by scrapping valuable social policies without any replacement endangers its population.Continue...

Low-income students should have the right to pay tuition themselves

Using student loans to pay tuition fees enables students to spend money responsibly. Taking that ability away manifests stereotypes about how low-income students can’t manage their money.Continue...

Indigenous education isn’t a trade-off for effective government

Canada’s history with its Indigenous peoples is a harrowing reality that many students in their formative years of studying history don’t effectively learn, and that’s a problem.Continue...

New free speech policy makes students and universities less safe

Freedom of speech is a complex issue and cannot be sufficiently tackled through one simple law.Continue...

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