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osdsssign-by Josh Blair

I am a student of the former OSCVI. Around a year ago my school was in the midst of the ARC (Accommodation Review) process. Myself, along with many other students were embroiled in what we believed to be the only effort there was to save our school. We sat in on meeting after meeting, hoping to hear one shred of enthusiastic support toward keeping OSCVI open and away from the....

tax- by David McLaren

Here's something you might want to keep in mind as you sprint to the post office with your tax return: Corporations made enough to pay off their income taxes a few months ago. You won't be working for yourself until sometime in June.

That stings, eh?

Our low corporate tax rate (now the lowest in the G7), a myriad of tax credits and write-offs (including CEO stock options), nearly...

schoolsignThe Ontario Alliance Against School Closures (OAASC) has uncovered that over 600 schools, including 96 in Toronto, with enrollments at or under the Ministry of Education's 65% utilization benchmark are threatened with closure this year and ...

localschoolsA deputation to the Special Meeting of the Bluewater District School Board February 28, 2017.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

My name is Becky Maus, and I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to ...

votequeenspark-by Bill Moses

We should all be aware that there is a provincial election in Ontario coming up next year. Recently Ontario started paying its Constituency Associations in each Constituency (Riding) $25,000 per year. This amount is split up amongst the Associations based on the percentage of votes received in the last election. In our area that roughly amounts to $12,500 per year for the Conservatives, $6,250 for the Liberals and $6,250 for the NDP and the Greens. Over a four year period that is $100,000 to be distributed, $50,000 to the Conservatives, $25,000 to the Liberals and so on.

What can this money be spent on? The answer is anything, as long as it is for a political purpose with the goal of electing the person

unifor- by David McLaren

A little while ago, Postmedia ran yet another editorial slamming civil servants and their unions for costing us all too much money and pointing to the private sector for how things should be – as if that's any kind of legitimate measures in these days of precarious work and even more precarious wages and benefits.

The editorial was, I believe, in support of a report from the right wing Fraser Institute that compared public sector wages and benefits with the public sector. It decided that the public employees were being overpaid. But you can use the same report to say that private sector workers are underpaid.And the data would back you up. Salaries for the vast majority of Canadians have stagnated over the past 30 years or risen only 2% --in other words...

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