Dalton Mcguinty



TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne praised Dalton McGuinty Wednesday as "an unwavering political force," but Ontario's opposition parties said the former premier was quitting politics under a cloud of s...

McGuinty's End Is Near: Sources

TORONTO - Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty will resign his seat in the legislature Wednesday, according to government sources, despite saying just last month that he would remain the MPP for Ott...


TORONTO - The Ontario Provincial Police launched a criminal investigation Friday into the destruction of emails about the costly cancellation of two gas plants by senior Liberal staff.The Criminal Inv...

Tories Want Probe On Deleted Emails

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives said Thursday they would ask the Ontario Provincial Police to investigate the destruction of government documents by senior Liberal staff in former premier Dalt...

Wynne Breaks With McGuinty On Senate

TORONTO - The ongoing scandal over the expenses of some high-profile Canadian senators didn't stop Ontario's new premier Wednesday from saying the province no longer wants to scrap the upper chamber.F...

My Decision, McGuinty Says

TORONTO, Cananda - There were no apologies Tuesday as former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty admitted he did not know what it would cost when he made the decisions to cancel two energy projects, which...

McGuinty To Testify

TORONTO - Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty is expected to testify at the judicial inquiry into last summer's deadly collapse of a mall, The Canadian Press has learned.McGuinty, who was in office...

What, Me Worry?

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne dismissed suggestions Tuesday that the Liberals' chances of winning the next election have dimmed now that veteran campaign mastermind Greg Sorbara is stepping down.Wy...

Why Canada's Definition of Austerity Is All Wrong

Government program spending is still growing from sea to sea. Virtually every government in Canada is spending more in current dollars from one year to the next. Many are spending more in inflation-adjusted dollars, too. If they aren't, they're generally coming pretty close.

Want to Save Money In Ontario? Cut the Fat in Education

For the sake of future generations, we need to take immediate and forceful action to deal with Ontario's massive deficit. And of course, to cut the deficit we will need to cut government waste, and that includes cutting the wasteful practices so prevalent in our education system. Ontario is going to have to take drastic action lest it go the way of Greece.

Will Wynne Untangle Ontario's Fiscal Mess?

Having won the Ontario Liberal Party's leadership, Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne has a golden opportunity to chart a new course and undo Dalton McGuinty's legacy of fiscal mismanagement. As Wynne contemplates priorities for her leadership she should seriously consider putting Ontario's deficit and debt problem on the top of her to-do list

Let's Give Wynne a Fighting Chance

No matter what Wynne's predecessor, Dalton McGuinty, did, it is simply ridiculous to assume that she would automatically continue on as a McGuinty clone or robot. Parties are parties, but they change depending on the people leading them. That Wynne leans to the left is well-known, but she might still surprise Ontarians.

'Don't Screw It Up'

TORONTO - Following a tribute from his party, an emotional Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has said his final goodbyes at the convention that will choose his successor on Saturday.Surrounded by his la...

What To Watch For At The Convention

The Ontario Liberal Party will pick a new leader and premier this weekend at the party’s first leadership convention since selecting Dalton McGuinty in 1996. The convention is tipped as a two-horse r...

Ontario Liberal Convention Kicks Off

TORONTO - One of the two front-runners in the Ontario Liberal leadership race took off the gloves Friday, as more than 2,000 delegates cast their ballots to pick a new leader and the province's next p...

Harper Praises Outgoing Ontario PM

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. - Dalton McGuinty's nine-year tenure as premier of Canada's most populous province drew high praise from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, despite their differences in the past.The two go...

Kathleen Wynne For the Ontario Liberal Leadership Win?

As the Ontario Liberal Party prepares to host delegate election meetings across the province this weekend, all signs point to a victory for Kathleen Wynne. She continues to demonstrate the organizational strength and critical levels of support needed to become the Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Glen Murray chose to drop out of the race and endorse Wynne prior to delegate election meetings where delegates, who will ultimately elect the next leader, will be elected themselves. Assuming his supporters follow him, Wynne's advantage going into this weekend's delegate election meetings is significant.

Canada Take Note: America's Tax System Is Messy But Good

Of course, the U.S. is not a paragon of virtue and has gotten itself into a big fiscal mess, due to panic over 9/11, the 2008 debacle and unjustifiable tax cuts and wars paid for with a national credit card. But this week, after two years of haggling, illustrated that a system of checks and balances eventually imposes discipline by forcing the public and politicians to engage fully in financial decisions.

How I'd Fix the Civil Service

How can we create a workplace environment that encourages public servants to do the best job possible, while celebrating the very finest among them? Make government jobs opwn to everyone -- not just those already on the public sector payroll. And put an end to compulsory union membership and mandatory dues.

How Dalton McGuinty Botched Fiscal Policy

At a recent political event, outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty touted his legacy as leader of Ontario. "Our government hasn't been perfect," he said. "But when it comes to the big things that families count on us to get right -- schools, health care, the environment, and the economy -- we've gotten it right every time." As is often the case, there's a gap between rhetoric and reality. That's certainly the case when it comes to McGuinty's claim about the economy.

Teacher Walkouts Spread

TORONTO - Teachers should resolve their dispute over pay with the governing Liberals in court, not by depriving students of extracurricular activities, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday.The Ontario...

Round 2

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Ontario's Liberal leadership contenders clashed Sunday over the question of whether northern Ontario should be given more independence to resolve its own economic and social issues...