In response to the February 15 Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services report - widely referred to as the Drummond report after its author, retired banker Don Drummond - the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives hosted a public meeting, entitled Deconstructing Drummond, in Toronto to examine the 362 recommendations within the report.
The event drew a packed house, with an audience representing the full spectrum of civil society - all concerned about the harmful effects an austerity agenda could have on the economy and on the people of Ontario.
CCPA Research Associates - economists Hugh Mackenzie and Jim Stanford - presented their analysis of the report's fiscal and economic projections.
Analyses from additional CCPA Research Associates are also provided.
Can austerity create prosperity and address inequality?, Maytree Foundation, 27 Feb 12
The Drummond Commission recommendations on immigration (and the missed opportunities to address immigrant children/families), immigrantchildren.ca, 22 Feb 12
Efficiency and evidence-based practice in early childhood education and care: CRRU's analysis of the ECEC recommendations in the Drummond report, Childcare Resource and Research Unit, 17 Feb 12