Ontario Election Debate

Will Debate Victory Lead To Election Victory?

The Huffington Post Canada | Éric Grenier | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Politics

Could the last week of the Ontario provincial election campaign decide the outcome? It’s been difficult for polls to gauge the exact nature of th...

LOOK: Toronto Sun Cartoon Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Politics

The Toronto Sun sparked controversy Thursday with a controversial cartoon mocking Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne. The illustration by longti...

These Front Pages Probably Aren't What You Think They Are

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Politics

"Hudak wins debate." "Horwath leads." Those were the headlines greeting voters Wednesday, the morning after the leaders' debate, on the cover of...

Why The Debate Is Unlikely To Have Changed Much

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Politics

The participants were well-behaved, the moderating by Steve Paikin was subtle and effective, and the debate itself rather substantive — as far as 90...

'None Of Them Are Great Debaters'

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The lukewarm sparring between Ontario's major political leaders in the election debate Tuesday night failed to impress observers, who said a...

Hudak: 'Hope Is On The Way'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Politics

Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne was put on the defensive right from the start of the election debate Tuesday night over the $1.1 billion gas pla...

Wynne Grilled Over Gas Plants Scandal

CP | Maria Babbage and Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak upped the ante Tuesday in defending his widely questioned plan to create a million jobs over eight...

A LOT Is Riding On The Debate: Experts

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's three major political leaders are set to debate Tuesday against a backdrop of polls suggesting the election is a two-way fight bet...

Horwath Comes Out Swinging

CP | Maria Babbage and Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Politics

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne got her first taste Monday of what she'll be facing in the all-important June 3 leaders' debate —...

Ontario Leaders Prepare For Crucial Debate

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The in-person showdown that will be Tuesday's televised party leaders debate could prove the tipping point as Ontario heads into the final s...

Everyone's Running a Campaign of "Change"

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (L): For the PCs, the core proposition is the idea that Premier McGuinty's Liberals manipulate the public policy of the province to their own purposes and those of their favoured constituencies, leaving the "rest of us" to pick up the tab. Call this concept "restitution." The Liberals have a different construction of "change." Call their concept "uniting."

'Foreign Workers' Tax Credit: A New Job Strategy Must Serve All Ontarians

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Heather Fraser (NDP): The Progressive Conservatives and the Liberals have been engaged in a war of words over the flawed Liberal proposal for a new Ontarian tax credit. The Liberals clearly launched a platform plank they knew would goad the Tories into a reaction. And the Tories' predictable reaction serves only to divide people and communities by setting Ontarians against their neighbours.

Will Tax Cuts or Credits Jump Start Job Creation?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): Guess how many months in a row Ontario's unemployment rate has been above the national average? Fifty-six. Dalton McGuinty is now the Joe DiMaggio of Ontario politics, and not in a good way.

Jobs Anyone?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

McGuinty's announcement today hits that rising concern right on the mark. Andrea Horwath is in Sudbury promising to try to create jobs in Northern Ontario. Tim Hudak feels out of the swim. Am I missing something? Or is the PC campaign missing the moment?