Ontario Election

Why I Don't Support The Deregulation Of Alcohol In Ontario

Samuel Getachew | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Beer Store President Ted Moroz recently came out against deregulation, warning that "alcohol prices will increase if the provincial government deregulates the sale of booze". He added, "Drinkers should expect to pay an average of $10 more for a two-four if corner stores are allowed to sell suds".

Ontario's Culture of Defeat

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg When an election is called in Ontario, chances are the Progressive Conservatives will play to type and pitch a package of vaguely pro-growth policies, while the Liberals and NDP counter with egalitarian ideas that are marginally more statist. Yet all three will stand united in common consensus that whether government needs to do more or do less, the province will only have a brighter economic tomorrow so long as the government does something. However, a new study suggests the economic doldrums of Canada's largest province may actually be rooted in deep-set public pathologies that have very little to do with government and a lot to do with cultural myths.

Ontario Headed Toward Another Minority Government

Toronto Star | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Politics

Ontario appears headed toward another minority government with an election expected as early as this spring, a new poll suggests. The final provinc...

What Does Tim Hudak Want For Christmas?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has only one thing on his Christmas wish list: a spring election, and it'll be up to the N...

Tough Sell

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics

HAMILTON - Ontario's minority Liberal government is ready to campaign on new tolls or fees to fund public transit, even though the opposition parties ...

Tim Hudak Takes a Page Out of the U.S. Labour Policy Playbook

Dave Coles | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Dave Coles

While Hudak claims to be promoting "worker choice," attacking unions' financial security is designed to weaken a civil society critic and empower big business. I'd bet Hudak's Republican lobbying firm knows a little something about that.


CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario won't be plunging into an election any time soon, as the New Democrats agreed Tuesday to pass the budget and prop up the minority Li...

Ontario Budget Compromise?

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Threats of a June election in Ontario eased considerably Friday when the New Democrats said they were "encouraged" by Premier Kathleen Wynne...

Horwath's Warning

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's New Democrats want to put the brakes on the government's plans for what they're calling "Lexus lanes" — their third and last pos...

Should She?

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Politics

By this time next week, Ontarians may have a better idea whether or not they will head to the polls this spring. Most would prefer not to. Wranglin...

Andrea Horwath Asks Ontario: Should I Force an Election? Dial 1-800-Call Me Maybe

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Perhaps I overestimated NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. In a previous Huffington Post article, I believed that Horwath had the vision, courage and steel c...

Ontario Election?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Politics

Will she or won’t she? That’s the question many Ontarians have on their minds as they wait to learn if provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath wil...

London's Upcoming By-election and NDP's Chance

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

My only visit to London was on my way to Detroit a decade ago. I took a quick glimpse of the city and left. I saw beautiful noticeable architecture an...

Just Keep.. Smiling?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals may be facing a sea of troubles, but Premier Kathleen Wynne wants them to keep smiling.The "looming" threat isn...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath didn't have much to say about whether the province will be headed for the polls this spring after her 20-m...

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...

Election In Ontario This Spring?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is keeping her foot on the accelerator when it comes to cutting auto insurance premiums, even if it means speeding...

Election Now!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives say Ontario needs an election as soon as possible, and warn they won't vote for the Liberals' budget, which wo...

How I'd Fix the Civil Service

Tim Hudak | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Hudak

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.

'Project Vapour' Revealed In Gas Plant Docs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives say the Liberal government used the code name Project Vapour to hide the cost of cancelling a generating...

Does Canada Need 15 New Federal Ridings?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Due to an increase in population, Ontario could be getting 15 new federal ridings.The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario sa...

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 ...

Staying Silent On Mississauga Gas Plant

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Energy Minister Chris Bentley was at a loss Wednesday to say who made the decision to pull the plug on a gas plant in Mississauga, Ont., jus...

He Wants It In Writing

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The threat of a snap election in Ontario eased slightly Sunday after Premier Dalton McGuinty and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath agreed they wante...

McGuinty Threatens New Election

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A battle over the Ontario budget threatened to blow up into a summer election campaign Friday, with all three parties accusing each other of...