Ontario Liberal Party

Why I Stand By Premier Wynne Despite the Sudbury By-Election Allegations

Jonathan Scott | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

Do I wish this scenario hadn't happened? Yes. Do I feel the Opposition is making hypocritical hay out of a situation they've done many times themselves? Yes. Does it bother me that the Premier is under fire? Yes. But I also respect her defiance, her honesty and her insistence that she tackle the issue head on, herself, clearly and in public. She's taking responsibility and sticking to her guns. I'd expect no less.

Why Ontarians Shouldn't Trust Wynne With Our Retirements

John Laforet | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada
John Laforet

It is laughable that the Ontario Liberals are scolding residents of the province for not putting enough away for their own retirements when the Government has so chronically underfunded it's own defined benefit pension plans that they look more like Ponzi schemes than retirement benefits.

Do Ontario Liberals Want to Ban Solutions to Healthcare Challenges?

John Laforet | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

Do you think anyone would disagree to finding savings in the healthcare system that wouldn't affect patient care, that would increase employment, reduce taxpayer burden, and help increase pharmaceutical self-sufficiency? It turns out the Ontario Liberals don't think that is a good idea.

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's Political Leaders Should Reexamine Their Job Descriptions

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Dr Ryan Meili

Andrea Horwath wants things to 'Make Sense,' Tim Hudak 'Wants a Million Jobs,' and Kathleen Wynne has 'A Plan for Ontario.' One can't expect too much from platform titles, but none of the policy books display a focus on improving the health of Ontarians via bettering their social conditions as a primary driver. This leaves it up to the voters to read between the lines.

The Liberal Government Has Left a Terrible, Inexcusable Legacy For Ontario

Daniel Dickin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Kathleen Wynne's plan promises "only" two more years of deficit spending, with "only" $9 billion in deficit spending for 2015-2016. Then, somehow, two years later, the budget would be balanced, program spending would be the same, and interest payments would be $3 billion higher. Where that money will come from has yet to be explained. A Liberal government under Wynne would introduce yet another tax: this one a payroll tax that would cost each person up to $3420 per year.

Liberals Unveil Election Platform

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

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne vowed to go ahead and spend $1 billion over the next decade to build a transportation route to the ...

The Ontario Election Ad Ban's Been Lifted and the Claws Are Out

Daniel Dickin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Last week, the release of Tim Hudak's Million Jobs Plan filled the news space about what Hudak's plan would and would not do. Predictably, a portion of that news cycle was committed to fear mongering and the spin the Liberals and NDP attempted to put on Hudak's plan. Indeed, even with Hudak's Million Jobs Plan laid out in detail, the NDP and Liberals have stuck to the narrative that Hudak's plan would result in the "firing" of 100,000 public servants.

Only Hudak Has a Plan For Ontario So Far

Daniel Dickin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Hudak's platform is bold and necessary. There is no question that Ontario will have to face the issues that have been repeatedly raised by experts, economists, teachers, and politicians from across the province, country, and world.

What Were the Liberals Thinking With This Budget?

Daniel Dickin | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

It's hard to imagine how the Ontario Liberals thought they could create a budget to the left of the NDP and think the NDP would support it. Then again, the 21st century Ontario Liberals have never been good at working with other parties. Dalton McGuinty was used to getting his way -- in his days, he only had to answer to his Liberal Party and union buddies. Within a year of being elected with a minority government -- where he, appallingly, had to work with the PCs and NDP -- he resigned and fled to Harvard University. Kathleen Wynne has not been any better.

Wynne Slams Opponents At Convention

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's antipathy to pension reform that would help middle-class Canadians is somewhere between "offensive and inexp...

Why Wynne Lost Big at the Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Event

Daniel Dickin | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

On February 11, Kathleen Wynne held a Reddit "Ask me Anything" session. It was the Ontario premier's attempt to connect to the younger generation and respond to their concerns,but she failed miserably. Wynne's session lasted less than an hour and she only responded to 10 questions, all of which sounded like pre-drafted, generic answers. That left 1505 comments without responses. To attempt to make up for her disappointment, Wynne promised she would answer one additional question per day for the rest of the week. But the damage had already been done.

Could This Program Change the Way We Treat Mental Health Issues in Canada?

Marvin Ross | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

Imagine the benefits if people with mental illnesses and their families could partake in this program? Family caregivers could receive information on their ill loved one and be able to provide on going information on progress and problems to the co-ordinator. It is time, Premier Wynne.

Ontario Legislature Should Use Speaker's Warrant to Learn What Really Happened

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Recently leaked emails between Dalton McGuinty's former advisers reveal that they attempted to convince the Speaker to change his mind on an important...

Tories Want Probe On Deleted Emails

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives said Thursday they would ask the Ontario Provincial Police to investigate the destruction of government docume...

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...

Watching the Watchdog: Kathleen Wynne for the Speechwriting Win

Tim Knight | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

I coach people on how to write and deliver power speeches. The sort of speeches that touch human emotions and hold audiences in their seats. You did all that Saturday morning while running for that most undesirable of jobs -- Liberal premier of Ontario.

Kathleen Wynne For the Ontario Liberal Leadership Win?

John Laforet | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

As the Ontario Liberal Party prepares to host delegate election meetings across the province this weekend, all signs point to a victory for Kathleen Wynne. She continues to demonstrate the organizational strength and critical levels of support needed to become the Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Glen Murray chose to drop out of the race and endorse Wynne prior to delegate election meetings where delegates, who will ultimately elect the next leader, will be elected themselves. Assuming his supporters follow him, Wynne's advantage going into this weekend's delegate election meetings is significant.

Round 2

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2013 | Canada Politics

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Ontario's Liberal leadership contenders clashed Sunday over the question of whether northern Ontario should be given more independ...

Deadline Day For Ontario Contenders

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A last-minute entrance by former government services minister Harinder Takhar means there are now seven candidates in the race to replace Da...

Another Ontario Cabinet Minister Resigns

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Two more Ontario cabinet ministers have quit as the race for the Liberal leadership heats up and the slate of potential candidates grows.Dr....

Following In His Footsteps

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The latest entrant into the Liberal leadership race says she won't bring back the legislature immediately if she becomes Ontario's next prem...

Ontario Liberals To Hold Leadership Convention In..

CBC | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Politics

The Ontario Liberal party will pick its new leader in Toronto. The leadership convention set for the weekend of Jan. 25 will take place ta...

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...

'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...