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The Highway 407 Hijack – How Ontario Became a Have Not Province Pt 5

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In this part we look into the hasty privatization of the Highway 407 that would have numerous far reaching implications for Ontarians.   Highway 407 In May 1999, Ontario undertook the largest highway privatization in the world with the sale of Highway 407 ETR, which was dubbed the world’s only, open-access, fully electronic toll highway…. Continue Reading »

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Tax Cuts: On Borrowed Money and Time – How Ontario Became a Have Not Province Pt 4

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This series has attempted to address and outline the key conditions that led to Ontario’s fiscal woes, and into it’s position today as a “have not” province.   This article looks at the role that the Harris PC government’s tax cuts and excessive borrowing of cheap credit had played in worsening the financial health of… Continue Reading »

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The Provincial Downloading – How Ontario Became a Have Not Province Pt 3

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Part 2 of this series gave a quick preliminary introduction to the Harris revolution and a list of the significant reforms that Harris carried out in order to balance the provincial deficit. In the years since, Harris has received a significant amount of flack, due to enforcing policies that hurt the long term prosperity of… Continue Reading »

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