Ontario Liberals

Wynne Ridiculed By Wildrose Party During Visit To Alberta Legislature

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

"Invite Premier Wall here! Invite Premier Wall."

Canadians Need A Better Public Pension Plan Not Empty Promises

Susan Eng | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Susan Eng

The Trudeau government's first budget offered hope but little change on increasing the CPP in our lifetime. After extolling the virtues of the Canada Pension Plan, we're told that the finance ministers talked about enhancing the CPP last December and set a goal of making a collective decision before the end of 2016.

Ontario Liberals Must Repay Secret Funds Funneled To Unions

Christine Van Geyn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Christine Van Geyn

If someone gave you $80.5 million dollars, you'd probably feel pretty good about them. You may want to shout it from the rooftops that you think they're great -- and you may even be willing to pay a million dollars or two to shout it, especially if it meant the money would keep rolling in. In essence, that's what auditor general Bonnie Lysyk found was happening in Ontario with the Wynne government's secret payments to teachers' unions. The total amounts paid by the government to teachers union organizations is astounding: since 2000, $80.5 million in taxpayer money has been funneled to teachers' organizations.

The Death Of Political Fundraising In Ontario (And My Social Life)

Peter Landry | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

The Ontario Liberal government has introduced legislation that will ban corporate, union and association political contributions and impose lower limits on those made by individuals. I am agnostic about this fundraising issue. In many ways, Ontario's current system works. All donations are made public. There are limits to how much each organization can give. Lobby rules require advocates to disclose their activities on a public registry. It is far less underground than people think.

Dewitt Lee Aims To Deliver 'Remarkable Change' To Scarborough-Rouge River

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

The two-time mayoral candidate, who capitalized on the few opportunities to debate the front runners in the Toronto mayoral races of 2010 and 2014, raised awareness of the city's social responsibility to support its most vulnerable citizens. He is now more than ever determined to galvanize his support which has grown over his two mayoral campaigns in a specific part of the city.

Someone Tell The Ontario Liberals That Autism Doesn't End At 5

Janet McLaughlin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Janet McLaughlin

When the Progressive Conservatives and the NDP agree on something, the issue must transcend ideology. On Tuesday the PCs, supported by their opposition colleagues, will move that the Ontario government restore funding for Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy for children five years of age and over.

Ontario Liberals Won't Confirm Published Details Of Climate Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Politics

A spokesman for Environment Minister Glen Murray says the government is still consulting on its climate change plan.

Wynne Names Ex-MPP Asked To Resign Over Harassment Complaints

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2016 | Canada Politics

He was asked to resign in 2013 after workplace sexual harassment complaints were made against him.

I Am Seeking Liberal Nomination Because I Believe In Progress

Rathika Sitsabaiesan | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Rathika Sitsabaiesan

My life's story has always been about working with people, finding common ground, and delivering real results. I have the political experience we need to proudly bring our Scarborough-Rouge River voice to Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government and deliver on the transit, health care, education and opportunities that will make us stronger. I'm standing up for the progress we've made in Ontario, and the progress we need to make for a brighter future. I look forward to the opportunity to fight with, not against, Kathleen Wynne on her progressive agenda as part of her activist government. Together, we will continue to make progress.

Marcus Welby Couldn't Handle Today's Medicine

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Sohail Gandhi

While I agree the situation is complex, the main reason that younger family physicians are taking fewer patients has nothing to do with either a lack of dedication or desire to help their patients, but rather that medicine has become far more complex in the past 30 years.

Ontario Liberals' Top Corporate Donor Nabbed $163M From Taxpayers

CBC | Mike Crawley, CBC News | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Politics

The biggest corporate donor to the Ontario Liberal Party is also one of Ontario's biggest recipients of taxpayer-funded corporate subsidies. Researc...

Ontario's Health Minister Is A Master Of Misdirection

Nadia Alam | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadia Alam

We need health-care reform. To do that, we need an honest conversation between patients, government and front-line workers about what can be covered, what should be covered and what must be covered. We can't have it all. So we need to talk about what we all can have. To get there, doctors must be part of the conversation.

Ontario Health-Care Cuts Are History Repeating Itself

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Sohail Gandhi

Back in the mid-1990s, the Ontario Provincial Government found itself in a bitter dispute with Ontario physicians. Back then, the government tried to frame the dispute as one that was solely based on physician compensation. Fast forward to 2016.

Wynne To Talk Fundraising With Ontario Opposition Leaders

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2016 | Canada Politics

The premier promised to introduce legislation this spring to make changes that include a ban on corporate and union donations.

Ontario To Make Almost $2B In Sale Of Hydro One Shares

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada

The shares are being sold at $23.65 apiece for total gross proceeds of about $1.71 billion.

Ontario Needs A Smarter Way To Invest In Infrastructure

Barry Steinberg | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Barry Steinberg

The Wynne government doesn't have a long-term infrastructure plan that includes an accurate description of the current condition of the province's assets, including roads and buildings. That is to say that there is no reliable estimate of Ontario's infrastructure deficit -- a crucial factor in making evidence-based, properly planned investment decisions

Ontario Liberals Backtrack On Hiking Drug Costs For Seniors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Politics

The changes were announced in the recent budget.

Ontario's Government Should Not Be For Sale

Mike Schreiner | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

But it certainly appears that Premier Wynne has put out a big for sale sign by hosting high-priced private dinners for deep-pocketed insiders. Sadly, the premier has defended the indefensible by saying that corporate fundraising is part of the political process. She has attempted to justify her high-priced private dinners by claiming that everyday citizens have the same access as those ponying up $6,000 a plate. If this true, then for that price people must be getting some extra fine food. The premier and the political establishment dismiss critics of corporate fundraising by hiding behind the rules. Well, I say the rules stink.

Ontario Politics, Propaganda And The Potential For Change

Nadia Alam | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadia Alam

I am completely disillusioned by the Ontario Liberals and in particular, Health Minister Eric Hoskins, the man who is supposed to champion health care in Ontario. And I mean all of health care, not just nurses and hospitals, but doctors too because we each play a vital role.

Ontario Bans Police Carding

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Politics

The regulations set out what the government calls "clear and consistent rules" for voluntary police-public interactions.

Key Ontario Budget Highlights

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Politics

The budget deficit for fiscal year 2015-16 is expected to come in at $5.7 billion.

Ontario Budget Has Good News For Students, Others Feel The Pinch

CP | Allison Jones and Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Ontario's Liberal government says it is on track to eliminate a $5.7-billion deficit.

This One Word Makes Greg Selinger's Campaign Ad Fall Flat

Quito Maggi | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

I watched the new Manitoba NDP ad this morning with some interest and after a few seconds I realized I have seen this ad before. Back in 2011, then-Premier Dalton McGuinty looked like he was about to lose a looming election, the polls were bad, his approval numbers were terrible -- sound familiar?

Ontario Creating Anti-Racism Office 10 Years After Promising One

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Culture Minister Michael Coteau will also now be the minister responsible for anti-racism.<

Liberal Candidate Boasts 'Real Shot' At Winning Ontario Byelection

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Politics

Thursday's byelection was triggered when Christine Elliott resigned in the summer.