Ontario Premier Dalton Mcguinty

Dalton McGuinty Resigning As MPP Wednesday

CBC | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada

Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty will step down as an MPP today, sources tell CBC's Mike Crawley. In announcing his resignation, McG...

Ontario Premier To Make HOW MUCH In Severance Pay?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Dalton McGuinty says the $300,000-severance pay he will receive after stepping down as Ontario premier is a much better deal for taxpayers t...

Ontario Liberals Set The Date

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Ontario Liberal party has set a date in late January to elect a new leader who will take the reins from outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty...

Can The NDP Force This Premier To Recall Its Legislature?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties said Friday the Liberal government still has an obligation to produce all the documents on the cancelled genera...

Dalton McGuinty Always Did the Right, Not Easy Thing

Zach Paikin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

A man who did the right thing, not the easy thing. That's how I'll remember Dalton McGuinty's time in office. It is no secret that the province of Ontario is cash-straddled. Every province will be short on revenue in the coming decades as the cost of health care, in particular, increases. Yet Dalton McGuinty understood one of the key tenets of governance -- short-term pain for long-term gain. Yet it was not merely pragmatic decisions that characterized Premier McGuinty's tenure. Liberal values also defined his government, even after it was reduced to minority status. McGuinty said it himself the night he was elected to a third term as premier: Liberalism is still alive in Canada.

Ontario's New Wage Freeze?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Who's next?It's a question on the minds of many Ontario public sector workers as the governing Liberals push through legislation that would ...

McGuinty, It's Not a Pay Freeze if Everyone Gets a Bonus

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is boasting that its freezing of Public Service salaries has resulted in saving the province $34 million -- even though bonuses to practically all managers has cost the province over $35 million. With a $15 billion provincial deficit, it's obvious the province is in a financial crisis. Pay freezes are a necessity and bonuses justified as "performance pay" are an utter waste and insulting to those who do their job. That's not economizing; it's hoodwinking the taxpayer.

Is Ontario The Next Rustbelt?

David Frum | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada
David Frum

Canadians should not arrogantly assume that what has happened to Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh cannot happen to Brantford, Trenton and Windsor. It can happen, and it is happening. Like the U.S. Rustbelt, Ontario has been losing industrial jobs, and only new business investment can create the post-industrial jobs of the future.

Nevermind Ornge, Teachers' Spat, It's Byelection Time

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Politics

MAPLE, Ont. - A looming showdown with Ontario teachers, a scandal at the air ambulance service and a hefty bill for cancelling a gas plant isn't deter...

Redford's "National" Energy Strategy: Our Money, Your Problem

Matt Price | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Matt Price

On Monday, British Columbia premier Christy Clark was essentially slapped in the face -- politely but publicly -- by Alberta Premier Alison Redford -- who rejected B.C.'s demand for "a fair share" of royalties from Alberta's oil pipelines. It should make for an interesting backdrop to Canada's premiers getting together in Nova Scotia this week, where energy will be front and centre on the agenda.

Time Is Ticking Down For Ontario's Budget

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - One of Ontario's opposition leaders says there is still time to reach a compromise on the provincial budget and avoid the prospect of an ele...

Labour Groups Have A Message For McGuinty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Last-minute budget concessions by Ontario's governing Liberals weren't enough to placate throngs of demonstrators who descended on the legis...

Drummond's Prescription for Health Care Won't Cure the Spending Bug

David Gratzer | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada
David Gratzer

When Premier Dalton McGuinty went looking for advice, he hired Don Drummond. What he got was an economist who told him to charge more for parking and amalgamate public health boards. What he needed more was an economist to explain how to get Ontario working again.

McGuinty Says He Doesn't Want To Lead The Federal Liberals

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2012 | Canada

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty insists he has no ambitions to lead the federal Liberals, despite persistent speculation that he...

Hudak And McGuinty Take A Day Off Campaign Trail

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Day 18 of the Ontario provincial election campaign sees two of the leaders taking the day off from stumping for votes.Liberal Leader Dalton ...

Hudak Charges McGuinty With Keeping Parents In Dark On Sex-Ed

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - As the Ontario election campaign moved into the final two weeks Friday, Dalton McGuinty, the self-proclaimed education premier, was accused ...

Are Dalton McGuinty And Tim Hudak Related?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - It looks like Tim Hudak and Dalton McGuinty have more in common than a desire to be Ontario's premier.A website that traces family history s...

McGuinty Thanks Firefighters On Sept. 11

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2011 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is calling on Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak to apologize for referring to new Canadian citi...

McGuinty Promises Tax Credits For Helping Seniors Live At Home

CP | Pat Hewitt, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - With a trip down the campaign trail just days away, Premier Dalton McGuinty promised Sunday that a Liberal government would establish a new ...