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The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics

As the Ontario election campaign comes to a close, it's time to learn a little more about the people who are vying for votes on June 12. Liberal le...

OPP Defends Attack Ads

CBC | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Politics

It is not unusual to see organizations taking sides in an election campaign. But the position of one organization in the Ontario election has unearthe...

Horwath Silent On Ring Of Fire Development Plans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Politics

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - NDP Leader Andrea Horwath won't say how much the New Democrats would invest in the mineral-rich Ring of Fire in northern Ontario i...

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.

Bob Rae Was More Than A Politician

Glen Pearson | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Bob Rae's sudden retirement announcement shouldn't have come as a complete surprise and yet it left everyone in a kind of shock that only gets reserved for those whose lives have counted for something. History will reveal that Bob Rae outgrew all the labels that people used to identify him. They will remember him as a recipient of the Order of Canada, as chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College. Twice under consideration as the Governor General of Canada, we will yet hear of his further exploits. Politics is a phase; service to others is a life, and Bob Rae isn't nearly finished with the latter.

Don't Look At Me!

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Ontario Power Authority keeps changing the estimated cost for cancelling a gas plant in Oakville, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday as...

Watching the Watchdog: Kathleen Wynne for the Speechwriting Win

Tim Knight | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

I coach people on how to write and deliver power speeches. The sort of speeches that touch human emotions and hold audiences in their seats. You did all that Saturday morning while running for that most undesirable of jobs -- Liberal premier of Ontario.

WATCH: Kathleen Wynne's Victory Speech

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Politics

Kathleen Wynne's victory speech conveyed the theme of teamwork at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention Saturday night. "Believe it or not, th...

LIVE: Results From The Ontario Liberal Convention

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Politics

Ontario's Liberal Party is picking a new leader, and premier, at its convention in Toronto this weekend. Check in here throughout the weekend for ...

Meet The Frontrunners To Lead Ontario

CBC | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Politics

The race to replace outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty is shaping up to be a two-horse race between Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne and former Windso...

Former Ont. Immigration Minister Announces Leadership Bid

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Politics

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Another former minister threw his hat into the Ontario Liberal leadership race on Saturday, bringing the number of people vying to...

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...

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.

Thumbs Up For Ont. Liberal Leader

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ontario's Liberals are backing embattled Premier Dalton McGuinty's leadership, despite disappointing electoral results and a looming battle w...

No Plans To Visit Scene Of Mall Tragedy

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty says he has no immediate plans to go to Elliot Lake to comfort a community still reeling from the mall collapse that...

McGuinty Moves Ahead With $500 Million In New Programs

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty insisted Thursday that he's serious about slaying Ontario's massive deficit, while forging ahead with new policies t...

Everyone's Running a Campaign of "Change"

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (L): For the PCs, the core proposition is the idea that Premier McGuinty's Liberals manipulate the public policy of the province to their own purposes and those of their favoured constituencies, leaving the "rest of us" to pick up the tab. Call this concept "restitution." The Liberals have a different construction of "change." Call their concept "uniting."

Ford And McGuinty To Meet

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will meet with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty on Wednesday morning but the topics the two will discuss aren't bei...

Zero Ontario Deficit By 2018?

CBC | Posted 07.29.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC) -- Ontario's Progressive Conservatives would eliminate the provincial deficit by the 2017-18 fiscal year — the same timeframe the Liberals hav...