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Cabinet shuffle: Couillard parachutes 'reserved' Blais into education hot seat

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Premier Philippe Couillard is to adjust his cabinet Friday in the wake of Yves Bolduc’s departure, parachuting Employment Minister François Blais into the education hot seat. 255 more words

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Jarvis: Welcome to Appalachia

Welcome to Appalachia.

First, it was Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton.

“It’s not the premier of Ontario’s job – especially Kathleen Wynne – to tell parents what is age-appropriate for their children,” he said, referring to the province’s new sex education curriculum. 779 more words

Opinion

Student leaders worry about future of tuition cap as Prentice set to meet with U of C

With Premier Jim Prentice set to meet with the University of Calgary to look at ways to find more revenue, student leaders worry about rumblings they’ve heard from classmates and administrators that the province is looking to remove tuition caps at Alberta post-secondaries. 766 more words

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Victims of Communism memorial downsized as Tories and Liberals spar over site

The Conservative government fired back at the Liberals on Thursday for advocating a new site for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism, as the head of the team that designed it disclosed that it has substantially downsized the controversial memorial. 610 more words

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Tax Fairness: An Answer to State Budget Problems

Tax Fairness: An Answer to State Budget Problems (PDF)
Source: Keystone Research Center and Good Jobs First

If the top one percent paid taxes at the same rate as the middle-fifth of income earners in all states in which the top now pays lower rates than the middle, states and localities could solve many budget problems—raising $68 billion per year for education, infrastructure, health care, pensions and job creation.

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Business And Economics

Letter: We need more ambitious Montrealers like Mélanie Joly

Re: “A slightly tarnished star” (Don Macpherson, Feb. 26)

Columnist Don Macpherson and others who do not seem to understand why Mélanie Joly would break her “promise” of waiting for the next municipal election to again attempt to become the mayor of Montreal perhaps don’t realize that when one is like her — 36 years old with law degrees from the universities of Montreal and Oxford, who has worked for several prestigious law firms and served on the boards of directors of many great organizations and was a chief organizer for Justin Trudeau’s winning leadership campaign — sitting around waiting for November 2017 for an uncertain run for Montreal’s mayoralty is a punishment that cannot be imagined. 149 more words

Government And Politics