THERE WAS SOMETHING DARK ABOUT IT ALL. Dark enough so that the mass evictions of more than 500 Heron Gate residents last year prompted a human rights complaint against the City of Ottawa and the landlord behind the largest mass eviction in Canadian history.


DOUG FORD FAILS TO DELIVER AGAIN. Ford and the Conservatives promised that people making minimum wage would be better off getting a tax break in place of a scheduled $1 per hour increase to the minimum wage. Now we find that’s not the case.


YOU'RE NOT LIKELY TO MAKE THE CUT. You’re not likely to make enough to cash in on the juiciest income tax breaks in Canada. It's Catch 22 one more time: the ones who need tax breaks most, don’t get them; the ones who don’t need tax breaks at all, get them. Big time.