Half a dozen doctors’ diagnoses didn’t do it: In the eyes of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Norman Traversy says, his mental trauma’s all in his head.
Ontario needs to rethink the way it treats addiction and pain if it wants to tackle a worsening prescription opioid health crisis, critics say.
Preliminary figures obtained by Global News indicate opioids are killing more Ontarians than ever before – and the province has no plan to shift away from its one-drug crackdown even as the opioid crisis shifts to such less-notorious drugs as Fentanyl and Hydromorph Contin.
Kim Martyn has a question she asks parents who may be leery of their kids getting sex education at school.
“How many of your children watch television? How many of your children have access to a computer or anything online without you sitting there?”
Ontario’s three main party leaders are set to duke it out in a debate Tuesday evening. We were going to suggest a drinking game but worried about giving you all liver failure. So here, instead, is a list of phrases to watch for over the course of tonight’s debate.
If there’s one thing Andrea Horwath’s good at, it’s people – meeting them, engaging with them, glad-handing as though it were a normal thing to do and not weird political pantomime. So even at a staged food court photo-op at the Malvern Town Centre in northeast Toronto, she conversed with patrons seated around her as though they were all there by happy accident, without a bank of cameras and smartphones recording her every word.
Cut the waste. Respect for tax dollars. Government that makes sense.
These are the buzzwords of Ontario’s New Democrats. And if they sound more like Rob Ford than Tommy Douglas (or Jack Layton), that’s not by accident. Leader Andrea Horwath is doubling down on the populist platform she ran on in 2011, eschewing the party’s traditional progressive principles in the process.