Ford’s move serves to sabotage environmental responsibility
By Sheila CoppsJul. 9, 2018
By cutting government taxes on gasoline, Doug Ford is actually decreasing the envelope available for investment in public transit expansion across the province.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s very first political act was to scrap the provincial cap and trade system. He framed the decision as 'promise made, promise kept,' circulating a video tweet that features gas tank prices going down. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s very first political act was to scrap the provincial cap and trade system.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas
Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.