Ontario Liberal Party

Wynne Slams Opponents At Convention

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | 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...

'He Couldn't Make This Minority Government Work'

CBC | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s pending departure has triggered a renewal process for the governing Liberals, but party executives know they are w...

Part 3: Without Corporations, Tim Hudak Wouldn't Be Elected

Sid Ryan | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Sid Ryan

According to a recent study of Ontario elections, between 2004 and 2011, over 40 per cent of Progressive Conservatives' funds ($26 million) came from corporations. Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak's vitriol toward unions has to do with the modest efforts of union members to counter the influence of corporations and the wealthy.

'If We Cannot Pass This Budget We Will Take It To The People'

CBC | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics

Ontario's minority Liberals are livid – even threatening an election after only eight months – after the opposition parties joined fo...

Government Should Start Auctioning Off Bus Routes

Steve Lafleur | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Inter-city bus ridership has declined over the last few decades in Canada. This is largely because driving has become cheaper. It's time that the government start auctioning off subsidies to the lowest private bidder. This would be a win for riders, and a win for taxpayers.

Let's try that Ontario Election Again, Shall We?

John Laforet | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

If there was ever a time to have an election it is right now, before the proposed provincial budget for 2012 passes the legislature. Ontario's last election was light on policy and heavy on platitudes from all sides. Is there any reason to deny Ontarians the opportunity to chart the course they want our government to take?

Hey CFS: Stop Misrepresenting McGuinty's Promises

Jonathan Scott | Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

To claim the Ontario Liberal government has broken its election promise to students is to not tell the truth. At least the Canadian Federation of Students is done with intimidating, profane protests; now they're just spreading misinformation, and once again students -- the ones they're meant to represent -- are losing.

McGuinty's Throne Speech: Campaign Left, Govern Right

Jason Lietaer | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Jason Lietaer

The fact that the Liberals are starting down the road of talking about the fiscal mess in Ontario (or at least saying they are) is a good sign. But what most reasonable people wonder is: you're just noticing this now?

The McGuinty Shuffle: Who's In

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The minority Liberals will unveil a leaner cabinet Thursday with no new faces as Premier Dalton McGuinty sticks to his election mantra that ...

Did Green Energy Act Cost McGuinty Rural Votes?

John Laforet | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada
John Laforet

The McGuinty government made a decision to ignore the motions against further industrial wind development, the protests, the rallies and the dominance of this issue at rural all candidates debates and their rural caucus paid for it with their jobs and cost his government their majority.

Ontario Election's Politics of Misdirection

Andrew Reeves | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Andrew Reeves

The problem with elections is how easy it is to have one bad apple spoil the whole bunch. Isolated incidences like Paul Ferreira's wish to introduce toll roads and parking taxes can be forgiven, but people are not dumb, they see through it, and you end up looking silly.