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Hoskins And Bell Need To Support Family Medicine

I can see that we are once again heading for the same situation as the late 1990s/early 2000s, when many medical trainees stopped going into comprehensive family medicine. The reasons then were due to increased workload, better opportunities in other specialties and an extremely poor relationship with the government of the day. To suggest that there was a crisis in family medicine would be dramatically understating the issue.
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Ontario Is in the Middle of a Booze Revolution

In a landmark legal filing, Jesse Razaqpur and Charles Benoit, owners of the Toronto Distillery Company, have sued the LCBO over what they claim is the unfair practice of enforcing distillers to sell their product for the same price as at LCBO retail stores and then pay the same markup amount in tax to the LCBO. It goes without saying that this court case could hold sweeping consequences for the LCBO should the Ontario Superior Court rule in favour of the Toronto Distillery and other, larger distillers begin to seek similar legal action.
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Ontario Liberal Scandals Continue to Pile Up

Kathleen Wynne had the opportunity to put Ontario back on track, to right the wrongs of almost a decade of mismanagement, scandal, and corruption under Dalton McGuinty. She has only continued Dalton McGuinty's legacy. Their legacies are one in the same.
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Why I Stand By Premier Wynne Despite the Sudbury By-Election Allegations

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

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.
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Liberals Unveil Election Platform

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 mineral-rich Ring of Fire in the province's north...
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The Ontario Election Ad Ban's Been Lifted and the Claws Are Out

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.
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What Were the Liberals Thinking With This Budget?

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.
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Wynne Slams Opponents At Convention

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's antipathy to pension reform that would help middle-class Canadians is somewhere between "offensive and inexplicable," Ontario's premier said Saturday as she g...
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Why Wynne Lost Big at the Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Event

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.
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Tories Want Probe On Deleted Emails

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives said Thursday they would ask the Ontario Provincial Police to investigate the destruction of government documents by senior Liberal staff in former premier Dalt...
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What, Me Worry?

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne dismissed suggestions Tuesday that the Liberals' chances of winning the next election have dimmed now that veteran campaign mastermind Greg Sorbara is stepping down.Wy...

Kathleen Wynne For the Ontario Liberal Leadership Win?

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.
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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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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...