If the Liberals insist on legalizing marijuana before July 1, 2018, then they need to get it right. Canadians are learning that’s easier said than done.
Politicians think the answer to everything is a tax. That's why they're talking about imposing everything from a foreign buyers' tax, to a speculators' tax, to a tax on vacant real estate to "solve" Toronto's housing crisis.
The report of a Grade 1 boy who wasn't allowed to eat homemade banana bread with his classmates because his teacher allegedly questioned its nutritional value is worrisome.
It's taken seven years and more than one false start, but the city has finally consummated a deal to sell the former David H. Church Public School property at the corner of James and East streets.
Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa seems like a pleasant person, but he reminds us of a used car salesman whenever he's selling his upcoming budget.
Justin Trudeau gave voters the impression he was turning a page on what he portrayed as the dark and secretive ways of the former Conservative government. Sunny ways was all the rage. But Prime Minister Trudeau has not delivered.
After many citizens rained on their parade last year after floating the name Foundry Park as the moniker for the city's new recreation centre property, city council opted to seek public input into what name the new facility will be known by when it opens next year.
Orillia is a city steeped in history and shaped by its past. If you look hard enough, it's evident everywhere.
Ontario Justice Michael Tulloch has produced a thoughtful, well-researched report for the Ontario government on how to improve civilian oversight of the police.
On Monday night, Coun. Tim Lauer made a valiant attempt to ensure the city protects and celebrates its history. With that thesis underpinning his argument, he made an impassioned plea to his council colleagues to take a deep breath and put the brakes on potential sales of two historic city-owned structures: The former CN train station at 150 Front
It's been a long haul, but it looks as though the Ontario government could be presenting a balanced budget this spring -- or at least one with the smallest budget deficit in a decade.
It was a small story that did not find much prominence in these pages, but a recent minor announcement will translate into a banner day for Orillia.
Almost 90 per cent of Canadians polled say they support organ donation, but less than 20 per cent have actually done something about it. That, in part, is why today in Ontario more than 1,500 people, whose only treatment option is a life-saving organ transplant, are waiting, dying for help. Literally.
While U.S. President Donald Trump has effectively gutted the Paris climate treaty, Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is correct to say "no one person can stop a train."
For a former political dynasty that ruled the province for four decades, Albertans suddenly know surprisingly little about the Progressive Conservative party.
In the fall of 2004, the provincial government announced that the Huronia Regional Centre would close its doors. It was officially and finally shuttered on March 31, 2009. Since then, the former institution for developmentally disabled people has sat idle. The stately buildings that, at the facility's peak, were home to almost 3,000 people, have st
There are few things more politically cynical than Premier Kathleen Wynne's government hiding the added cost of cap and trade from Ontarians on their monthly natural gas bills.
During the public consultation that preceded the construction of the city's new public library a few years ago, many citizens expressed a desire that the new landmark include some form of public art.
On Monday night, city council committee gave the green light to dispose of Central School through a request for proposal (RFP) process. Once council gives the plan an official endorsement at its next meeting, it will clear the path for the sale of one of Orillia's most stately buildings.