Tag Archives: Ontario

Province Pledges $587M To Fight Homelessness

This is a release from the Office of the Premier of Ontario: Ontario is partnering with municipalities across the province to prevent and address homelessness. 

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Ottawa Debt Rises Shockingly High

Here on The Bulldog we’ve been warning of the accumulation of debt at the civic level but the locals’ apathy is such that we just can’t gain traction. Oh well, maybe this will do it. Bulldog reader Jamie Carson sent … Continue reading

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Ont. Raises Minimum Wage

This is a release from the Ontario Premier’s Office: Ontario is raising the general minimum wage from $11 to $11.25 per hour, effective October 1, 2015. Minimum wage rates for jobs in special categories such as liquor servers, homeworkers, and … Continue reading

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Beer Buying Freedom Backed: Poll Results

Bulldog readers aren’t supporting Premier Kathleen Wynne’s position on retail alcohol sales. It’s not that they don’t want liberalized alcohol sales. No Bulldog readers want wide-open beer and wine retailing … at corner stores, supermarkets, the Beer Store and LCBO. … Continue reading

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Where Should Wine, Beer Be Sold? Vote

Should the Ontario government be making it legal for large supermarkets to sell wine and beer? Or is the status quo the best bet? Does it matter to you? If it does, participate in our new Bulldog Poll. Tell Ontario’s … Continue reading

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Liberal Wine, Beer Rules A Wash

Maclean’s Anne Kingston examines what’s in store for Ontarians as new rules for selling wine and beer come down the pipe: Details will be released during the provincial budget. What is known is that hundreds of large supermarkets (read: Loblaw … Continue reading

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Big Money Causes Electoral Woes

In Ottawa we’ve been learning a great deal about the influence of campaign donations on elections. Well not surprisingly, this is not confined to Ottawa. The Toronto Star is seeing it at Queen’s Park:

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The Beer Store: Ah, Campaign Donations

Doesn’t this quote sound vaguely familiar in the municipal sphere? The Globe is reporting The Beer Store has donated $667,000 to provincial Liberal coffers since 2005:

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NIMBYism Revisited

Here’s another take on NIMBYism, this one from Wolf Illing, sent to The Bulldog  by email: NIMBYism is often just a random reflex response to much more serious issues associated with rezoning, issues that need a lot more attention than … Continue reading

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Don’t Cut Doctor Fees: Lawyer

Lawyer Bill Hunter is concerned about physicians pay cuts. Hunter addresses the issue with Liberal MPP Marie-France Lalonde:

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