It’s a first step, but a historic one
With UCP caucus chair’s resignation, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s leadership is under siege on all fronts.
While he's not quite as colourful as Clark Kent and Superman, Russell Lavis has his own Superman routine. In his day job, he's an event sales manager, but in his free time, the Toronto-based Lavis is an ultramarathon runner who raises money for charities.
New research from the University of Toronto captures how parents struggle to find a child care provider they feel comfortable with and can afford. Unless awarded a scarce fee subsidy, low-income families are priced out of government-regulated child care.
The NDP has tried time and time again to enact the popular will in their current role in parliament, only to be slapped down by a coalition of their Liberal and Conservative colleagues.
Bill 254 is an attempt by Ford to take advantage of the moment and tip the scales in his favour for the next election.
Vaccine distribution has been horrifically unequal. This is something we’ve known for a while, but the message was further reinforced this week.
According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the government of Canada aims to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in 2023. Canada received only 185,00 new immigrants against a target of 341,000 in 2020.
Ottawa can let conservative premiers frustrate Canadians' desire for a recovery plan with childcare, pharmacare and long-term care. It's not going to fix provincial failure. But a strategy of federal leadership has proven success, writes Tom Parkin.
As May brings sunnier weather to Canada, many will mark the season by firing up their lawn mowers. Before you dutifully join the grass-cutting hordes, I encourage you to take heed of the No Mow May movement, which encourages a month-long pause in this well-intentioned yardwork for the sake of insects like bees and butterflies.