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too little to late

Teachers applaud education cash but say there must be moreHamilton Spectator  Wed 15 Aug 2007    Sharon Boase  The Hamilton Spectator Union leaders welcome the province's move to pour an additional $309 million into Ontario's classrooms but say that it's too little, too late. "This has to go across the whole province, to secondary and separate schools,&quo... »

School Boards Funded

August 14, 2007                                                          released to public at 11:11am MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT ST... »

Be wary of proposed vote system, group says

Organization warns that change to election method would give party backroomers too much power Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau The proposed change to the way MPPs are elected in Ontario would give "unprecedented power" to backroom strategists who control political parties, says a new group urging voters to keep the current system in place. Voters should be wary when they vote in the ... »

Tax cuts at root of budget crisis

CAROL GOARThe Toronto Star The first alarm bells went off 12 years ago. But they were faint and distant. In New Jersey, one of the richest states in the U.S., municipal property taxes were rising rapidly. Mayors were complaining bitterly. Governor Christine Todd Whitman was a year into her aggressive tax-slashing program. Her aim was to cut state income taxes by 30 per cent in her first term of of... »

Sounding the Alarm – Budget Commentary

Newsletter, Toronto Education Workers, CUPE June 15, 07 Our Jobs, Pools & Schools Again Under Attack This Monday, June 11th, I circulated an email entitled “Sound the Alarm “ in which I was able to spread some very disturbing (and potentially damaging) information through the extensive e-mail list of Campaign for Public Education. Once again, the Tory / Liberal funding formula has ... »

Coalition backs call for Manners inquest

From cbc.ca Community groups and individuals have joined forces with the family of a Toronto teen fatally shot inside his high school to ramp up pressure on the province to call a coroner's inquest into the boy's death. Jordan Manners, 15, died last month after he was shot in a hallway of C.W. Jefferys C.I. Two 17-year-olds have been charged with first-degree murder. De... »

Don’t Be Cruel to Your Pool

Torontoist.ca Health Canada reports that over half of Canadian kids aged five to 17 are not physically active enough for optimal growth and development. The number of overweight boys ballooned from 15 percent in 1981 to 35.4 percent in 1996; the percentage of overweight girls expanded from 15 percent to 29.2 percent. In less than a generation, obesity in children tripled. As anyone who has tried t... »

Politicians are all wet: Keep the pools open

May 31, 2007 – Everybody out of the pool. Don't blame us, says the Board of Education. Not our fault, says the City of Toronto. The buck stops elsewhere, says the province of Ontario. I hate weasels.The fact is, half a dozen swimming pools in city schools are scheduled to close this year. Yes, they all need maintenance, but they are our facilities, built with our money, used by our kids ... »

$1B in federal funding for immigrants gathering dust

By TOM GODFREY, TORONTO SUN Almost $1 billion pledged last year by Ottawa to help resettle Ontario immigrants is still sitting in federal coffers as thousands of newcomers wait for the much-needed help. "The money is coming as slow as molasses," Ontario citizenship and immigration minister Mike Colle said yesterday. "It's taking longer than molasses running uphill." The lon... »

A fresh face for Ryerson

Downtown university unveils revitalization plan By SANDY NAIMAN, TORONTO SUN Ryerson University is coming out of hiding.   This 58-year-old campus, known to its students for being behind Sam the Record Man, is lost in the inner-city bustle. All that is about to change. This university will have a fresh Yonge St. face and "a welcoming community presence," president Sheldon Levy said ... »

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