The Liberal government released its new budget yesterday. Reactions from groups across Ontario came swiftly and strongly. Here, a roundup of key points, including a one-one-interview with finance minister Charles Sousa.


Every Sunday that America’s 39th president is in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, he teaches at his local Baptist church. Last weekend’s lesson was both remarkable and revealing. 


The history of mega-sized sports events—the likes of the Olympics, World Cup and Pan Am Games—is full of cautionary tales. After glory is won and lost, host cities are often saddled with expensive, unwieldy and unused stadia and other structures. But in southern Ontario, smart planning has urban experts optimistic about the impact of the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Conventional wisdom and low-interest rates have young Canadians increasingly spending on real estate. They’re also sinking deeper into debt and diverting dollars that could be invested elsewhere. Is buying in the current market actually a good idea? 

No American president has been a former president longer than Jimmy Carter. And no ex-president has had a more potent post-presidency.


A spate of policy announcements promises billions for infrastructure spending in Ontario. According to the province, that means devoting dollars to complex regional and municipal transportation projects.

Steve Paikin journeyed to Warm Springs, Georgia to visit former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s beloved home away from home. He reflects on the power of historical spaces for a self-proclaimed history nut.


What politicians said about the issues at Queen's Park for the week of April 13-16, 2015.

New immigrants are consistently healthier than the domestic population, but their health declines quickly once they enter the country. Contributing factors include language barriers, economic challenges and culture.


Evidence suggests “vaping” increases, not decreases, tobacco smoking. If passed, Ontario’s proposed Bill 45—the Making Healthy Choices Act— will remove current distinctions between the two.