Posts Tagged ‘ Ontario economy ’

Ontario election blues 2014 : a junkie’s journal, May 13 – is uber right-wing Hudak Conservative government etc?

May 13th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

What is still only potentially the most interesting Ontario election campaign in years has not yet come to any tight focus, some 10 days after the at least unofficial start. A question raised on this site back this past January may come closest to where things almost seem to be : “Is an uber right-wing […]

Is an uber right-wing Tim Hudak Conservative government suddenly in the wings in Ontario??

Jan 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

Last Week Susanna Kelley at noted that “former Liberal MP Ken Dryden” has been pointing to “a palpable anger out there amongst the citizenry.” This probably has some heightened resonance in Canada’s most populous province. And in the same context Ms Kelley has observed : “Few with any political sense are willing to make […]

Waiting for the 2012 Ontario Budget .. and wondering what will happen next?

Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED MARCH 27, 5 PM ET]. The Ontario budget that finance minister Dwight Duncan is unveiling later today will be “a uniquely Liberal” document. “We are taking a balanced approach. We will be asking everyone to do their share,” the minister told “a large media throng in his office” yesterday. He’s also hoping his “spending […]

What will feuding politicians finally do with “the Don of a new era in Ontario”?

Feb 16th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED FEBRUARY 18]. If you just feel confused by both the report of Don Drummond’s “Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services … PUBLIC SERVICES FOR ONTARIANS: A PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY AND EXCELLENCE,” and the immediate reaction from assorted business, labour, media, and political powers that be, join the club. Robert Benzie, Queen’s Park […]

Ontario up/down, Canada NDP & Tories down, UK Tories up, young Harper & Trudeau, RIP Christopher Hitchens!

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

With the year-end holiday season now almost in high gear, I’m about to leave for the far north (well … a little further anyway, into the snowbelt, maybe). Others in the office here will apparently be leaving soon too. But I’m told that Bunting and Citizen X will be holding the fort right through to […]

Ontario auto sector is in big trouble .. and that’s one deeper truth about moving “closer to EU-style crisis”

Nov 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

There’s a lot of talk about the troubled Ontario regional economy lately, that tries to paint government “big spenders” as the crucial problem.  (See, eg, Terence Corcoran’s somewhat alarmist National Post article on “Ontario gets closer to EU-style crisis.”) A few recent reports in the Globe and Mail, however, point to some crucial trends in […]