Ontario Liberals

Ontario Auto Insurance Rises, Despite Liberal Government's Promise

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Business

Auto insurance premiums in Ontario rose slightly in the second quarter of 2015, despite the Liberal government's pledge to lower rates an average of 15 per cent by next month.

Ontario Liberals Clear Way For Hydro One Sale

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government used its majority Wednesday to pass the omnibus budget bill, which clears the way for the sale of Hydro One, th...

'Partisan' Has A Whole New Meaning In Ontario

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's auditor general says Liberal government amendments to its government advertising rules don't really ease her concerns that the pub...

Auditor General Slams Liberals Over Advertising Rules

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said the changes would make a "mockery" of an independent office of the legislature. T

Ontario Government Unleashes Flood Of Consultations

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A recent flood of public consultations and expert panels announced in Ontario is raising the question: how much advice is too much advice?In...

David Peterson Nostalgic Looking At Alberta Election

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The shifting tides of Alberta politics have left many pundits surveying a changed landscape, but they've also led one former Ontario premier...

Ontario Needs to Allow Competition for its Alcohol Industry to Prosper

Aaron Binder | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

The Ontario Liberal government's recent announcement to allow beer sales in grocery stores and craft brewer membership to The Beer Store's executive board is a first step to actually repealing prohibitive practices from production to distribution to consumer rights. But from the production to the sales process, Ontario liquor laws are antiquated as the ideals that formed them. This prohibition won't end in earnest until the playing field is leveled and competition, real competition, is allowed in Ontario.

Millions Needed To Fix Ontario's Faulty Welfare Payment System

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's minister of community and social services can't say whether the government will have to shell out more money to fix a support paym...

Ontario Liberals To Limit Third Parties In Elections

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberal government is looking to limit the influence of third parties during elections, a year after advertising by those groups i...

Ontario Won't 'Slash And Burn' To Balance Budget: Sousa

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's path back into the black won't include slashing and burning as the Liberal government believes it can eliminate its $10.9-billion ...

Kathleen Wynne Is a Champion For Women and LGBT Groups But No One Else

Rachel Décoste | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Ontario Premier Wynne ascended to power by winning over the small clique of Liberal Party members who can afford leadership conference fees and travel expenses. Both Ontario women and LGBT communities rejoiced at this opportunity to have, for the first time, one their own at the seat of power. People of colour and hijab-wearing Muslim-Canadian women face acute harassment that falls outside the sort explicitly described in Wynne's plan. As a candidate, Wynne reached out to visible minorities on her way to the mountain top. Then she forgot about them.

More Apprenticeship Training Will Help Grow Ontario's Economy

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Business
Linda A. Franklin

The Ontario government is to be applauded for emphasizing the importance of apprenticeship programs, particularly as the province strives to produce a more qualified and highly trained workforce for the skilled trades and other sectors. Ontario has committed funding towards new equipment and technology upgrades to ensure apprentices get training that is aligned with innovations in the workplace; while new funding has been announced to encourage greater numbers of Aboriginal Peoples, at-risk youth, women and newcomers to Canada to pursue skills training.

Ontario Spending More Than Half A Billion To Fight Homelessness

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario municipalities will be getting more than half a billion dollars from the province to help people and families at risk of homelessnes...

Ontario Plans To Roll Out Debit Cards For Social Assistance Payments

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - People who receive welfare and disability support cheques in Ontario will be getting reloadable payment cards, similar to debit cards.The On...

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

Jonathan Scott | Posted 04.26.2015 | 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.

Remove Liberal From Sudbury Police Board During Probe: NDP

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties are calling on the community safety minister to step in to remove a Liberal organizer from Sudbury's police ser...

Ontario Liberals Traded Integrity For Win: Opposition

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne is rejecting demands from the opposition parties that her deputy chief of staff step aside while police investigate a...

Ontario Liberals Violated Criminal Code With Alleged Bribe: Reports

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Media reports say police believe two Ontario Liberals broke the law by offering a job to an individual in return for having him not run as a...

Ontario Taxpayers Off Hook For $10K Paid To Allegedly Wipe Hard Drives

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals have decided taxpayers will no longer be on the hook for about $10,000 they paid a computer expert to allegedly...

Ontario's Debt Situation Is About To Get a Whole Lot Worse

Charles Lammam | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Charles Lammam

Consider that in 2013/14 interest on the provincial debt was $10.6 billion. According to the province's fall fiscal update, that was just over half of all provincial sales tax revenue paid by Ontarians last year ($20.5 billion). So Ontarians should know that when you pay your provincial sales tax at the till, half of it flutters away just to pay your provincial government's debt interest.

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.

The Ontario Courts Should Learn Shelter Is a Basic Need

Sharad Kerur | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Sharad Kerur

On December 1, the Ontario Court of Appeal failed Canadians who are homeless or living in substandard conditions. By ruling that the Government of Canada has no obligation to provide "affordable, adequate, and accessible housing" to its citizens, the Court sanctioned the government's abdication of responsibility for housing and dealt a significant blow to vulnerable Canadians.

Ontario Liberals Spent Big Bucks To Keep Peace With Teachers

CBC | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics

The provincial government spent nearly $500-million to buy labour peace with school teachers in 2013. That figure comes in a new report from the aud...

Ontario Liberals To Cut Education Funding, Close Schools: NDP

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Some schools in Ontario will be shut down as the Liberal government makes education funding cuts to help eliminate a $12.5-billion deficit i...

Wynne Wants Better Jobs Just Like Unions, But..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says her government shares the labour movement's goal of creating good jobs, while cautioning the two sides m...