Ontario Liberal Leadership

I Miss The Old Kathleen Wynne

Her speech was no longer inspiring, her words are now calculated and the minute I approach for a photo-op to remind her about our conversation, I was given a staff members business card to be in touch. She no longer wanted to listen to me. She was in the big league now and retail politics was no longer good political business.
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Media Bites: Wynne Is a Relative Term

Whatever we may think of the Liberals' new leader Kathleen Wynne and her glamorous status as Ontario's first lesbian premier, the fact remains that Canadians have once again witnessed the extraordinarily undemocratic spectacle of a tiny group of partisans installing a ruler over them.
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Sandra Pupatello Leaving Politics

Sandra Pupatello's return to politics was short-lived. The former Windsor West MPP who finished second in the Ontario Liberal Party leadership race on the weekend said she is heading back to the priv...
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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...
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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...
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A Win For Women?

TORONTO - With two female candidates leading the race to replace Premier Dalton McGuinty, Ontario appears set to become Canada's sixth province to be governed by a woman.Political experts, however, wa...
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What Ontario's Next Premier Needs to Tackle

The report of the Ontario Social Assistance Review Commission, released October 24, offered some important steps toward health-focused change. Its release was set to spark a badly needed discussion on reform of a broken and anemic system. The surprise resignation of Premier Dalton McGuinty changed that -- this debate has been conspicuously absent.
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Meet The Frontrunners To Lead Ontario

The race to replace outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty is shaping up to be a two-horse race between Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne and former Windsor West MPP Sandra Pupatello. Those two Ontario Li...
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It's Delegate Selection Time, Ontario

It's a crucial weekend in the race to succeed Dalton McGuinty as premier and leader of the Ontario Liberals. About 45,000 Ontario Liberal party members will vote Saturday and Sunday to select delegat...
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'When The Money Runs Out'

TORONTO - While seven Liberal hopefuls duke it out in Wednesday's final leadership debate, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak will be launching a new roadshow to convince voters that he's the o...
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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...
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Ontario Liberals Face Off

INGERSOLL, Ont. - Few policy differences emerged at the first all-candidates meeting for the seven men and women running to replace Dalton McGuinty as Ontario Liberal leader and premier, but Kathleen...
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Liberal Candidate Would 'Erase Deficit'

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The latest candidate for the provincial Liberal leadership says he would speed up plans to erase Ontario's deficit if elected premier.Harinder Takhar says he would cut the $14.4-bi...
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Deadline Day For Ontario Contenders

TORONTO - A last-minute entrance by former government services minister Harinder Takhar means there are now seven candidates in the race to replace Dalton McGuinty as Liberal leader and premier of Ont...
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Throwing His Hat In The Ring

TORONTO - The latest contender to jump into the race to replace Premier Dalton McGuinty is no stranger to war zones, but he plans to play peacemaker.Former cabinet minister Eric Hoskins said he wants...
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He's In

TORONTO - Saying he has no ties to the scandals that have rocked Ontario's Liberal government, former MP and one-time education minister Gerard Kennedy launched another bid Monday to become party lead...
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Race To Replace McGuinty Heating Up

UPDATE: TORONTO - Veteran Liberal cabinet minister Kathleen Wynne says she wants to be Ontario's next premier.Wynne, who resigned from cabinet on Friday, made the announcement during a news conference...
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Up For Dalton McGuinty's Job?

TORONTO -- The resignation of another Ontario cabinet minister Saturday fuelled speculation that the race for the provincial Liberal leadership may be heating up, and prompted a minor shakeup in the r...