Dwight Duncan

What's Holding Back Toronto?

Steve Lafleur | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Recent political drama in Toronto has brought its numerous power struggles into the spotlight. Between the hovering possibility of Premier Kathleen Wynne dissolving the city's infrastructure and the ongoing conflicts between Rob Ford and his cabinet, the recurring question is: who really controls Toronto?

Former Minister Quits, Premier To Call 4 Byelections

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Former Ontario education minister Laurel Broten, who was at the centre of a bitter battle with the province's teachers over wage freeze legi...

What, Me Worry?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne dismissed suggestions Tuesday that the Liberals' chances of winning the next election have dimmed now that veteran ca...

Ontario Finance Minister Resigns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Calling himself "Dalton McGuinty's guy," Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced Thursday he was quitting Ontario politics to clear the way...

Traffic Putting The Brakes On Economy: Ontario Finance Minister

CBC | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Business

Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan says gridlock in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area is so bad, it’s holding back the entire Canadian econo...

$3 Billion Of Good News For Ontario

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's projected deficit for 2012-13 has fallen from $14.8 billion to $11.9 billion.Finance Minister Dwight Duncan says the nearly $3-bil...

Ontario Grocers Get Their Drink On

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government moved Monday to counter a Progressive Conservative proposal to allow corner stores to sell alcohol by announcin...

Has Trudeau Found His Finance Minister?

CBC | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan has given some serious thought to running federally. Duncan announced earlier this year he will not...

Dwight Duncan Makes His Decision

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Finance Minister Dwight Duncan has decided against running for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal party.Duncan says he won't make a bid t...

Well This Guy Supports McGuinty's Decision To Prorogue

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Finance Minister Dwight Duncan on Tuesday defended Premier Dalton McGuinty's controversial decision to prorogue the Ontario legislature for ...

Up Next?

CBC | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada Politics

Ontario's deputy premier and finance minister is giving careful thought to the idea of running for the leadership of the Ontario Liberals, as party of...

Ontario's Good Bad News

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's minority Liberals will reach out to labour leaders and the Progressive Conservatives to get a public sector wage freeze that's nee...

Liberals To Announce Ontario Public Sector Wage Freeze

CP | Keith Leslie and Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government is confident legislation to impose a wage freeze on nearly 500,000 public sector workers will withstand court c...

He Admits It

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Liberal campaign decided to halt construction of a power plant in Mississauga days before last fall's election when they were behind in ...

The Incredible Shrinking Auto Insurance Payout

CBC | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Business

New figures released by Ontario's insurance industry regulator show that auto insurance companies are paying out dramatically less in acc...

Put The 'Tantrums' Aside, Flaherty: Ontario Finance Minister

CBC | Posted 05.31.2012 | Canada Politics

Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan thinks his federal counterpart should leave public attacks aside and instead focus on working toge...

Ontario Budget To Send Ripples Across Canada

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Credit agencies and the wider business community will be watching closely as Ontario's minority Liberals table a budget Tuesday that will ha...

Flaherty Slammed Over Corporate Tax Break

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's treasurer is accusing federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty of putting tax breaks for big corporations who buy box seats at hockey...

What's Keeping Ontario's Finance Minister Up At Night?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's growing debt is the boogeyman that keeps Finance Minister Dwight Duncan awake at night.For everyone else, the new nightmare is whe...

Ontario To Sell LCBO Headquarters

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Asset sales and privatization are on the table as Ontario looks to balance its books, but scrapping full-day kindergarten is not, the financ...

Tories Say Possible Delay To Ontario Tax Cut Amounts To Tax Hike

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario's minority Liberal government should not "get into bed" with the New Democrats and delay a cut in Ontario's corporate tax rate, Prog...

Ont. Liberal Calls Conservative Health Plan 'Nonsense'

CBC | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Politics

Ontario's Liberal government will make it clear to voters that it's the federal Conservatives who are forcing cuts to health services, Fin...

Ontario Facing Credit Downgrade

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Moody's Investors Services dealt the deficit-plagued Ontario government a blow Thursday, putting the province on a so-called credit watch th...

McGuinty's Throne Speech: Campaign Left, Govern Right

Jason Lietaer | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Jason Lietaer

The fact that the Liberals are starting down the road of talking about the fiscal mess in Ontario (or at least saying they are) is a good sign. But what most reasonable people wonder is: you're just noticing this now?

Largest Province's Economy Shrinks

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Keeping on schedule to eliminate Ontario's deficit is crucial and will require spending "adjustments," Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said W...