October 5, 2019 – Well that escalated in a hurry. CUPE represents some 55 thousand education workers across the province and has been in contract negotiations with the province over the past few weeks. It appeared they were close to a deal on Sunday, September 29th, but the union walked away from the negotiations saying […]
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September 29, 2019 – Climate change was the front and centre subject of discussion this week. It was punctuated by the Climate Strike marches in cities around the world – a movement led by Greta Thunberg.
September 20 interview with John Wright on BNN Bloomberg
September 22, 2019 – The federal election campaign has consumed all of the political oxygen since the Governor General officially dissolved parliament on September 11.
September 13, 2019 – If the medium is the message, then Premier Doug Ford’s anti-carbon tax message isn’t sticking. The government mandated anti-federal carbon tax labels that adorn gas pumps across the province are peeling off; reporting in the Toronto Star suggests they’ve got the wrong adhesive.
September 7 , 2019 – Students got back to class this week in Ontario with little or no drama on the labour front. But it was clear, before the week was over, that the Doug Ford Tories will be facing push back from unions representing workers in the education sector.
September 1, 2019 – Here we are making the turn into the autumn. The kids are heading back to class this week without much of the drama that had been anticipated. There have been dire prognostications of an all out war between the teachers’ unions and the Doug Ford government.
August 25, 2019 – Dean French left the Premier’s Office at Queen’s Park about two months ago and, by accident or design, the tone and approach of the Doug Ford government has shifted significantly. That tone was front and centre this past week at the annual AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario) meeting in Ottawa.
Aug 11, 2019 – This week ON THE LEDGE welcomes Melissa Lantsman as a guest contributor. Melissa’s a VP at Hill and Knowlton and was also a war room strategist for the Ontario PC party during the 2018 provincial campaign.
August 4, 2019 – Premier Doug Ford took to Ontario News Now, (the PC party’s social media “news” channel), to endorse Pelee Island wines. The move sparked an immediate, if not kneejerk, response from critics who called for a boycott of the Niagara region winery.
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