Ontario Leaders Debate

No Matter Who Won the Ontario Debate, Wynne Lost

Daniel Dickin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

The Progressive Conservatives' Tim Hudak and the New Democrats' Andrea Horwath emerged as the clear winners in Tuesday's leaders' debate, as Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne spent 90 minutes attempting to correct her party's record of debt, deficits, and corruption.

Ontario Leaders Spar In Election Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Politics

Liberal corruption and the Conservatives' plan to cut public sector jobs dominated the Ontario leader's election debate tonight. Premier Kathleen W...

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...

Ontario Election Outcome Leaves No Room For Error

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (Liberal): Dalton McGuinty is the most consistently under-rated politician of his generation, and now, very clearly, one of the most successful. To him and his team go very high honours, and the challenge of charting the choppy waters ahead.

Ontario Election Buzzwords Lose Their Sting

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): I spent this morning at a powerful symbol of this campaign: the "abandoned" Mississauga power plant. I say "abandoned" because Dalton McGuinty now says he will "move" it. Sure.

Hey Ontario, Where's the Rage?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (Liberal): It just doesn't feel like the anger is there this time. This is not to suggest that there aren't a lot of disappointed Ontarians, but there isn't enough fury directed at the Liberals to produce the kind of epic sacking that seemed in store for them.

Hudak's 'Homophobic' Flyer: Intolerant or Informative?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): There will always be some kind of allegation of hate or intolerance thrown by the grits. This time, it's homophobia. And it's nonsense. McGuinty's making sure that parents don't have any say in what kids are taught at school about these topics. We stand on the side of parents.

Horwath Sends Mixed Messages on Minority Government

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (Liberal): Horwath will be under pressure to provide greater clarity regarding her statement about the need for "consensus" in the event of a minority government. I'd imagine she'd rather not leave NDP voters with the impression that she's planning on supporting a Tim Hudak administration.

Is McGuinty Starting to Sweat?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): You know it's unpredictable when leaders start making things up. This week, Mr. McGuinty launched a new jobs plan that's not in his platform, announced a negotiating position for the OMA talks and cancelled a powerplant that looks more like a powerplant than a field.

Andrea Horwath: No Substance?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): Ms. Horwath did well. Much improved from her performance on Friday. She was poised and on message, and I think most Ontarians saw her as genuine. Her ideas all sound great until you start to cost them, but that's not the biggest issue in any debate. Details don't win, impressions do.

Hamilton Hospital Not Happy About Horwath Debate Story

CBC | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada

A Hamilton hospital is taking exception to a statement by NDP Leader Andrea Horwath in Tuesday's leaders' debate about the care her son received after...

Bill Davis Steals The Show At Hudak Rally

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Politics

VAUGHAN, Ont. - Days spent watching television, playing poker and lifting weights are over for prisoners in Ontario jails if the Progressive Conservat...

The Magical Hands Of Dalton McGuinty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - For a premier who's known for his even temper, Dalton McGuinty was so animated during Tuesday's Ontario leaders debate that his hands may ha...

Analysis: Debate Yields No Clear Winners

CBC | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada

There was no knockout blow, no decisive victor and very few spirited exchanges in Tuesday night’s Ontario leaders’ debate. The party ...

Will Tonight's Debate Be McGuinty's Game-Changer?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): Dalton Mcguinty's trying to make a difficult case: that things are going to get tougher and you need the same guy to continue. Do you think McGuinty did a good job under tough circumstances? Vote for McGuinty. If you think that his tax increases, high hydro rates and waste made a bad situation worse? Vote for one of the other options.

Jobs And Taxes Dominate Ontario Leaders Debate

CP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Jobs and taxes have dominated the Ontario pre-election debate, with the opposition leaders coming down hard on Premier Dalton McGuinty and N...

Twitter Reacts To Ontario Leaders' Debate

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Politics

The debate is set to air Tuesday night from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm ET on CBC, TVO, CTV, Sun News and Global. With the election falling soon after on Oc...

Ontario Leaders' Debate Could Have 'Big Influence'

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario voters get their only chance to see the leaders of the three main political parties at the same time during tonight's televised deba...