Ontario Office News Releases

TORONTO--The McGuinty Government cannot keep its signature campaign commitments for public services renewal without both increasing taxes and running deficits for at least part of its first term in...
January 12, 2004 | Ontario Office
OTTAWA--Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), while promoted as an innovative approach to the provision of public goods and services, are playing a damaging role in Ontario's universities, according to...
September 24, 2003 | National Office, Ontario Office
TORONTO--Eight years after the Harris-Eves government cuts to Ontario's welfare system, Ontario's poorest are finding it nearly impossible to meet basic needs such as food and secure shelter,...
May 28, 2003 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--The December 2002 release of the Rozanski Report seemed to promise significant change in the Province's approach to funding elementary and secondary education in Ontario. But after an...
May 22, 2003 | Ontario Office
TORONTO-- Even before the SARS outbreak, our healthcare system was under stress. While workers in the health care system struggle to cope with a public health crisis, we should not lose sight of the...
April 24, 2003 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--The Eves budget, released March 27, 2003 is a profound failure, delivering funding that falls far short of what is required for education and health reinvestment, and completely ignored the...
April 2, 2003 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--Ontario will not be able to afford tax cuts and even a token commitment to revitalizing public services in the next fiscal year, even with higher-than-expected revenues for 2002-3 and a...
March 26, 2003 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--Government housing policies are de-housing low-income, moderate and even middle-income renter households instead of giving them access to good quality, affordable homes, according to a study...
March 14, 2003 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--Recent investments in public education by the Eves Government only address the recommendations of the Rozanski Report for immediate action, and will fall far short of full implementation of...
January 29, 2003 | Ontario Office
"The budget crises experienced by school boards across the province this year shouldn't surprise anyone", the author of a new CCPA study says. "The boards' budget struggles are in direct response to...
July 4, 2002 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives today released the 2002-3 edition of the Alternative Budget for Ontario. The budget, prepared by the Ontario Alternative Budget Working Group,...
June 18, 2002 | Ontario Office
TORONTO--Ontario's economic recovery gives Premier Ernie Eves and his Finance Minister Janet Ecker the fiscal room to make good on the Throne Speech promises of public services improvements, Ontario...
June 13, 2002 | Ontario Office
TORONTO---The 4.8 million women, men and children living in rental housing in Ontario remain mired in the province's worst housing crisis in more than a decade. But the bad news for millions of...
June 11, 2002 | Ontario Office
(Toronto) In a report released today, three prominent economists throw cold water on the "business case" that the provincial government has offered for privatizing Hydro One. The authors, Myron...
May 31, 2002 | National Office, Ontario Office
The claim that health spending in Ontario is out of control has no factual basis, according to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Ontario Alternative Budget...
May 6, 2002 | Ontario Office