Cutting crew: What the 10% tuition fee reduction really means for Ontario

Wait—a 10% tuition fee reduction, followed by a freeze. In [checks notes] Doug Ford’s Ontario? If you didn’t hear the record scratch after Tuesday’s sneak peek announcement, you weren’t paying close enough attention. Since assuming office, Doug Ford’s conservative government has made public funding for universities contingent on institutions adopting…
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Pause and effect: On defunding parental engagement initiatives in education

Family engagement is so important in a child’s education. But it’s much easier for some families than for others, for reasons that often, though not always, play out along socioeconomic lines. Which is why, if we’re taking outreach and engagement seriously—in a, you know, “for the people” kind of way—we…
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Funny. Fearless. Unapologetically feminist.

In loving memory of Kate McInturff View the story Funny. Fearless. Unapologetically feminist. In loving memory of Kate McInturff By the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives On July 27, 2018, CCPA Senior Researcher Kate McInturff passed away. The CCPA mourns the devastating loss of our colleague and friend. Kate will be…
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Love and spreadsheets

One of the most important revelations of my life came to me not when I was diagnosed with cancer three years ago. (From this I have learned one thing: cancer sucks.) No, revelation came to me in a moment, two decades ago, when I had backed myself into a very…
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Time to end the chill effect on Canadian charities

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has confirmed that the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) crackdown on charitable political activity has been an arbitrary and unjustified infringement upon freedom of expression. It’s time for the federal government to act swiftly to close the book on a dark time in Canada’s democratic…
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