Ontario Liberals

Well, That Was Easy..

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's law-making school is out for the summer, but provincial politicians aren't breaking out the flip-flops and cracking open a cold on...

Ontario Liberals Aim To Ban Paying People For Blood

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario plans to join Quebec in banning payments to people for their blood and blood plasma after a paid-plasma clinic in Toronto opened its...

Ontario Liberals Steamroll On With Big-Spending Budget

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's newly elected Liberals steamrolled ahead Monday with the same big-spending budget that triggered the June 12 election, despite opp...

Wynne: No Specifics On Where $3 Billion From Sales Will Come From

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government is counting on billions of dollars from the sale of provincial assets so it should be able to say exactly what ...

She's Either Going To Hike Taxes Or Cut Jobs: Opposition

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberals may have won a majority June 12, but they have no plan to eliminate a $12.5 billion deficit without cutting jobs or raisi...

Wynne, Stop Ontario's Credit Rating From Plummeting Further

Sean Speer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Sean Speer

The government already spends 9.2 per cent of its revenues to service its debt and, according to its own estimates, this will rise to nearly 11 per cent in the next four years. Put plainly, Ontario spends $1 out of every $10 sent to Queen's Park to pay for past debt. This is money not spent on health care, education, transportation, or other public priorities. The increase in rates and the expectation for further hikes means even more tax revenues will go to paying interest instead of key government services.

Wynne: New Budget Will Be 'Identical' To One That Triggered Election

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Next month's Ontario budget will be "identical" to the one presented May 1 that was rejected by the opposition parties, triggering the June ...

Declining Your Vote Is a Waste of Time

Katie Heindl | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Katie Heindl

The newest hot trend in the trying-so-hard-not-to-expend-one-iota-of-independent-self-guided-research crowd is declining your vote. In less than 24 hours all manner of articles have sprung up that read like the person writing them caught a case of spontaneous narcolepsy when forced to talk about the election. Nobody is going to argue the fact that the Ontario party leaders we've been presented with this time around come across as flat and less than engaging, but when was it ever going to be an option that Hudak's lifeless floating grin be the one I could hold accountable were something to happen to me in my own neighbourhood? Did everyone forget how our political system works?

Hudak Ignores Economics 101

Murtaza Haider | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

The Conservative platform is off the economic track as it invokes analogies and comparisons that defy the economic fundamentals. Ontarians on June 12 have to vote on their future. They can choose to invest in Ontario's education, health, and infrastructure. Alternatively, they can choose to become the victims of false analogies.

Hudak, Horwath Attack Ontario Liberals Over Gas Plants

CBC | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Politics

Kathleen Wynne's main challengers spent a good part of Saturday criticizing the Ontario Liberals over the province's gas-plant uproar, hoping to capit...

Wynne: Look Past The Gas Plants

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Politics

NEWMARKET, Ont. - It should come as no surprise that police are actively investigating the gas plants scandal, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne said Fri...

'None Of Them Are Great Debaters'

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The lukewarm sparring between Ontario's major political leaders in the election debate Tuesday night failed to impress observers, who said a...

Economists Diss Liberal, NDP Platforms

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Politics

It hasn't been a fun couple of days for Tim Hudak. A seemingly endless stream of economists have been getting plenty of ink and airtime to take ...

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 ...

Wynne's Government Is 'Fundamentally Dishonest,' Tim Hudak Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is branding the Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne as "fundamentally dishonest."In remarks in To...

Ontario Liberals Just Don't Understand Mental Illness

Marvin Ross | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada
Marvin Ross

Doing the right thing to improve services for those who are mentally ill is not about party politics but rather human decency. I realized that on Thursday after a verbal confrontation on my porch with my incumbent Liberal who made the mistake of knocking at my door.

The Liberals and the NDP Are Undermining the Left

Misha Abarbanel | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Misha Abarbanel

Scandals happen to all governments at all levels, and I might speculate that the only reason the NDP hasn't been implicated in something deemed a scandal recently is that the last time they were elected Provincially was in 1990. They've never been elected federally. Jumping on other parties' scandals, as Ms. Horwath has, is a convenient way to avoid offering substantive policy alternatives and maintain the illusion of principled superiority. Scandal obsession dominates political discourse and freezes our governing institutions in wasteful bickering until the next scandal.

The Two Distinct Visions For Ontario's Economy

Murtaza Haider | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

As Ontario inches closer to elections in June, two distinct visions emerge for the provincial economy. The Liberals propose investments in physical and social infrastructure, which will require running a deficit in the short run. The Ontario Conservatives, however, balk at the idea of deficit financing and propose stringent spending cuts.

Everyone's Already Campaigning

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The campaigning for Ontario's June 12 election got started this weekend with the party leaders holding a few events.Liberal Premier Kathleen...

How She'll Shape Ontario's Election Fate

CBC | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Politics

The "political" honeymoon was over some time ago for Premier Kathleen Wynne  — with or without the 2014 budget — likewise for NDP Leade...

Wynne's Government Scrambles For Power By Making Big Promises

Candice Malcolm | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

The grim fiscal outlook in Ontario is cause for concern. Ontario's sluggish economy and anemic recovery are dragging down the whole country. Even Quebec has awoken to its fiscal responsibilities, recently electing a government committed to balancing the budget within two years and dedicating revenue to debt-repayment and tax cuts. Ontario under the Wynne government has shown no such signs of progress. Instead, we are told the government is being lead with "safe hands." Safe hands? Feels more like the cold hands of an undertaker.

Ontarians Stand Behind Their Auto Sector - So Should Their Elected Officials

Dr. Eric Hoskins | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Dr. Eric Hoskins

Ninety-five thousand Ontarians work in the province's auto sector--that includes our five major auto assemblers and their twelve assembly plants, 350 ...

Hudak: Libs Used 'Fake' Deficit Figure

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives released cabinet documents Monday that they said show the Liberals misled the public for years with "fak...

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...

Today's Liberals Could Ruin Canada

Jason Clemens | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Jason Clemens

The policy direction of the Liberal Party of Canada and its leader Justin Trudeau seem to indicate that the party is rejecting the successful pragmatism of the 1990s. Instead, the federal Liberals favour a more interventionist and activist government, much like that of the current Ontario Liberal government. If such policies are enacted, the results would be ruinous for Canada.