Ontario Liberals use Throne Speech to make new promises ahead of campaign season

(By: Jonathan Bradley) Ontario’s Liberal government indicated its plans for the upcoming budget in the Speech from the Throne at Queen’s Park on Monday, promising significant new spending on multiple programs and issues. Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell hinted that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government intends on investing in new programs and expanding on current ones. Dowdeswell said that Wynne will direct spending to reduce hospital wait times … Continue reading Ontario Liberals use Throne Speech to make new promises ahead of campaign season

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath introduces campaign platform

(By: Jonathan Bradley) Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath has unveiled parts of her party’s platform this week. Horwath said that the NDP would focus on deprivatizing Hydro One, implementing universal pharmacare and dental coverage for all Ontarians, lowering wait times for healthcare services, raising taxes for corporations and the wealthiest people, and converting student loans to grants. Horwath said that these five policy points were … Continue reading Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath introduces campaign platform

Doug Ford elected Ontario PC Leader after chaotic convention

(By: Jonathan Bradley) Former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford has been elected the new leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives following a chaotic leadership convention Saturday. The results were announced after a seven-hour delay that saw Ontario PC members being sent home from the convention at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites. After party officials reviewed a challenge, Ford was confirmed to have won on the third … Continue reading Doug Ford elected Ontario PC Leader after chaotic convention

Patrick Brown drops out of PC leadership race

(By: Jazan Grewal) Patrick Brown announced Monday he will no longer be participating in the PC leadership race. The announcement was made the same day Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner’s office revealed it is reviewing some of Brown’s finances. That same day, Hamilton Police also announced they are investigating possible forgery and fraud in connection to the nomination of a PC party candidate that occurred while Brown was … Continue reading Patrick Brown drops out of PC leadership race

Nearly half of Ontario youth missed school due to anxiety, survey indicates

(By: Subi Anandarajah) Nearly half of youth in Ontario have missed school as a result of anxiety, according to a new survey authorized by Children’s Mental Health Ontario. The survey shows 46 per cent of respondents aged 18 to 34 cut classes due to anxiety-related problems. The results reveal 40 per cent of youth sought mental health services, yet 42 per cent of them indicated … Continue reading Nearly half of Ontario youth missed school due to anxiety, survey indicates

Tuition refund offered to students as college strike ends

(By: Ryan Rocca) College students that were affected by the five-week strike can get a full tuition refund for this semester if they decide to withdraw from their classes, the Ontario Ministry for Advanced Education announced Monday. This includes first- or second-year students in Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program whose home site is either George Brown or Centennial College. The news comes as classes across college … Continue reading Tuition refund offered to students as college strike ends

‘It’s okay to be white’ signs posted around Ryerson

(By: Ryan Rocca) Signs aimed at inflaming racial tensions have been posted around Ryerson University campus. The signs, which say, “It’s okay to be white,” were seen by RUtv News Monday on numerous entrances around Kerr Hall. The idea for these signs reportedly originated online on the message board 4Chan. There, a user suggested that the signs could inflame racial tensions and convert people to … Continue reading ‘It’s okay to be white’ signs posted around Ryerson

Ontario college strike: what does it mean for Ryerson?

(By: Jessica Tucciarone) It has been just over a week since over 12,000 faculty members across 24 Ontario colleges officially went on strike. With both George Brown College and Centennial College being affected, it leaves questions about what this means for students in Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program. Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program, launched back in 2000, is a partnership between Ryerson University, Centennial College and George Brown … Continue reading Ontario college strike: what does it mean for Ryerson?

Most Ryerson students want liberal policies, but not Premier Wynne: poll

(By: Ryan Rocca) The majority of Ryerson students do not approve of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s performance, but one-third would like to see the Liberal party remain in power, according to a new poll conducted by second-year Ryerson journalism students. Approximately 40 per cent of students rated Wynne’s performance either negatively or somewhat negatively. That’s followed by 37 per cent of students who said they were … Continue reading Most Ryerson students want liberal policies, but not Premier Wynne: poll

Who is the new leader of the federal NDP, Jagmeet Singh?

(By: Sherina Harris) Jagmeet Singh became the first non-white leader of a major political party in Canada after a decisive victory in the NDP leadership election on October 1. Singh won 53 per cent of the vote, solidifying his place as leader of the NDP and a challenger to Liberal Justin Trudeau and Conservative Andrew Scheer in the 2019 federal election. Singh graduated from Osgoode … Continue reading Who is the new leader of the federal NDP, Jagmeet Singh?