‘We shouldn’t “get used to” harassment’

Talking with kids about sex, consent, and healthy relationships. View the story ‘We shouldn’t “get used to” harassment’ Talking with kids about sex, consent, and healthy relationships By Erika Shaker When I think back to how I was taught sex ed, I remember my grade 7 phys ed teacher perched…
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The Ford government’s superficial arguments against pharmacare

Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is rejigging OHIP+, a modest but promising pharmacare policy introduced by the previous Liberal government, allegedly to make more efficient use of tax dollars. Where the short-lived program covered most prescription drug costs for people under 25, OHIP+ will now only cover people without individual…
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Doing the math on the PC platform

One of the more controversial aspects of Ontario’s 2018 election campaign has been the complicated relationship between Ontario’s PC party, its new leader Doug Ford, and the party’s own election platform or— perhaps more accurately—platforms. For much of the campaign, the only formal platform document the PCs had was one…
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Ontario election 2018: Turning votes into seats

In Ontario’s first-past-the-post electoral system, it’s not just a matter of counting votes. Here are a few things to think about that may help determine who wins—and who loses—on June 7: Geography matters Governments change when the same people vote differently, or when different people vote the same—but in a…
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