Ontario Liberals

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...

Today's Liberals Could Ruin Canada

Jason Clemens | Posted 02.26.2014 | 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.

Andrea Horwath's Fairy Dust Is No Transit Solution

Grant Gordon | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada
Grant Gordon

The reality is that the Ontario NDP caucus has publicly declared their support for raising revenue to fund transit. Their leader is going against the express, public declarations of her caucus. Andrea Horwath isn't just abdicating the legacy of the NDP, reneging on the Party's long-standing commitment to transit -- she's asking her MPPs to break public pledges and go along with her abdication of leadership.

I Miss The Old Kathleen Wynne

Samuel Getachew | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

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.

Don't Compare the Liberals' $1.1 Billion Gas Plant Scandal to Rob Ford's Scarborough Subway

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

McGuinty sincerely believed in cancelling the gas plants. But he feared losing seats in Mississauga and Oakville. So he abandoned his principles for votes. That is pandering. What Ford did in supporting subways is not pandering. That is true democracy, a concept obviously lost on the Toronto Star, which appears to prefer rule by the privileged unelected few. And policymaking by non-partisan so-called experts, aka Metrolinx, who are clearly insensitive to the actual people for which they are working.

We're Paying for Bad Energy Policies

Candice Malcolm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

Tax policy and energy price adjustments just don't have the same appeal as a mayor smoking crack or secret cheques to cover fraudulent housing expenses.However, the boring stuff has far more impact on our lives than the circus that follows the eccentric and scandal-plagued leaders in our country.Not all scandals are equal.

Pay Up: Tories

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government "learned nothing" from the $1.1-billion cost of killing two gas plants and is ready to refurbish nuclear reacto...

What if the Liberals were a Publicly Traded Company?

Candice Malcolm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

Sorry! That's what Premier Wynne said in response to the damning auditor general report on the infamous cancelled gas plants. Of course Premier Wyn...

Tough Sell

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics

HAMILTON - Ontario's minority Liberal government is ready to campaign on new tolls or fees to fund public transit, even though the opposition parties ...

Don Guy: McGuinty's Very Own Prince of Darkness

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

It appears that super straight Boy Scout "Premier Dad" Dalton McGuinty owes his political success to his very own dark prince of political disinformation, manipulation and skullduggery, the cunning and sly Don Guy.

Voters Have Just As Much To Answer For As Tim Hudak

J.J. McCullough | Posted 10.05.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgTim Hudak's supposedly surprising inability to spin the straw of incumbent unpopularity into electoral gold in Ontario is hardly an unusual story in Canadian politics these days. Practically every single government in this country is massively despised, but rarely is anything done about it.

Last Man Standing: Hudak Failed, But Could Still Prevail

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Doug Holyday brings terrific municipal and government/finance expertise to the Ontario Tories, and a great GTA profile. Christine Elliott is a very strong deputy leader and an excellent health care critic. Hudak may have lost a battle or two. But the political war is just heating up. And I still believe he'll be the last man standing.

What You Need To Know About The Ontario Byelections

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.01.2013 | Canada Politics

Five Ontario ridings will be heading to the polls on Thursday, in an early test for Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government. Oh what's that? Yo...

More Headaches For Ontario Liberals

CBC | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Politics

Leaked emails related to a pair of cancelled gas plants in the Greater Toronto Area are causing more problems for the Ontario Liberals. The latest l...

Ontario Liberals To Slash Number Of New Teachers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals are fulfilling a pre-election promise to slash the number of admissions at teachers' colleges in half to curb t...

Ford Is Distracting The Press From This Story

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Both the Star and The Globe seem more interested in the more sensational and salacious Rob Ford alleged crack cocaine video, than in the more politically significant nearly $600 million gas plant cancellation scandal and now the intentional destruction of email evidence.

Andrea Horwath's Fall From Grace

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

I thought Andrea Horwath had the political smarts, toughness and experience to lead her party, the NDP, to its first victory since Bob Rae. I am terribly sorry. I was wrong. Last year Horwath was novel. A ballsy, earthy authentic female leader. This time around. Not so much.

B.C. Election Lesson: Nice Guys Don't Win

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Instead of hammering Clark and the Liberals with attack ads, reminding the voters why they were sick and tired of the Clark Liberals, due to their myriad of scandals, blunders, HST tax, costly government programs and arrogance, Dix tried to be Mr. Nice Guy.

The Premier Should Avoid All The NDP's Poison Pills

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

While Andrea Horwath is "consulting" with Ontarians on the budget , she is expected to continue to wield a slew of demands for the Ontario Liberals in...

Ontario Cabinet Shuffle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO, Cananda - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne reshuffled her cabinet Wednesday after one of her ministers suddenly took ill.Government Services Mi...

Andrea Horwath Asks Ontario: Should I Force an Election? Dial 1-800-Call Me Maybe

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Perhaps I overestimated NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. In a previous Huffington Post article, I believed that Horwath had the vision, courage and steel c...

Ontario's Head-in-the-Sand Green Energy Policy

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

Earlier this month the Fraser Institute published a report sharply critical of one of the flagship policies of the Ontario government, namely the Ontario Green Energy Act (GEA). Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli dismissed it out of hand. What makes the Minister's response most disturbing is that it is so disconnected from reality.

Andrea Horwath Should "Lean In" And Force An Election

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Recent Ipso Reid polls should be good news for Ontario Tory Leader Tim Hudak. Hudak and the Tories are at 37% of decided Ontario voters; Horwath's NDP at 29% and Wynne and the Liberals at 28%. This is real bad news for Premier Wynne and her band of less than merry Liberals. But these polls provide even better news to Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.

Ontario Grits To Get Update On Gas Plant Cost

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne agreed Tuesday to appear before the legislature's justice committee next week to testify under oath about the...

Ontario Budget Date Announced

CBC | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Politics

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa said Monday that he will table his budget on May 2, the first test for the minority Liberal government since Ka...