Ontario Progressive Conservatives

He Won't Back Down

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is sticking to his guns on a controversial proposal to end mandatory union membership, even though...

Ontario PCs Plan Contempt Motion

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Business at the Ontario legislature could grind to a halt again next month if the government won't allow questions on Liberal attempts to in...

Hypocritical Liberals Attack Hudak & Leone

Davide Mastracci | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

Just over a month ago, Tim Hudak, the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives (PC), released a 27-page plan outlining his vision for post-seco...

Snow-Down In Ontario

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's highways are not being cleared of snow as fast as they should be, leading to sometimes fatal consequences, the opposition parties ...

Tories Attack Rand Formula to Silence Workers

Sid Ryan | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Sid Ryan

The thrust of this Conservative campaign is to undermine union funding and silence workers' collective voice. In every case, they erect flimsy straw targets to disguise their agenda and the same is true of their attack on the Rand Formula -- the funding model for unions and a cornerstone of labour relations in Canada.

How Kathleen Wynne Will Win

Jonathan Scott | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

Wynne, the Liberal lioness of caucus, got into politics to fight Mike Harris and protect schools. She's ready to beat this Conservative Leader of the Opposition too. But first, her priority is to do the peoples' business at Queen's Park without delay. She's ready to govern the province.

The Liberal Leadership Race: May the Best Woman Win

Jonathan Scott | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

The Liberal Party is split on who is best positioned to win -- but we seem to agree on one thing: it's gonna be a girl. This isn't some instance of affirmative action. From every conversation I've heard, Liberal partisans want the most qualified person to be Premier. It's just that most Liberals believe the best person is either Sandra Pupatello, the front runner, or Kathleen Wynne, her clearest rival.

Time For Horwath to Shed The Overalls?

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

According to a new poll, the Ontario NDP and its leader, Andrea Horwath, are falling far behind to third place. For Horwath, who has been addressing business friendly crowds in recent weeks, the polls reflect a struggle within the ranks of her members in the direction of the union-inspired party. Should the party maintain its controversial and stubborn perspectives on public issues or should it modernize itself?

Part 2: Hudak and Harper Attempt to Silence their Critics

Sid Ryan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Sid Ryan

Stripped to its core, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak's vision is not about "modernizing" the labour market in the interests of prosperity for all. He seeks to usher in an era of permanent uncertainty for all working people to the overwhelming benefit of corporations. To accomplish this task, Hudak must neutralize his opponents in every possible arena, from the workplace to elections.

Ont. Tories Call For Less Power To Unions

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives are calling for an overhaul of labour laws to give unions less power in the workplace.The Tories release...

Will Tim Hudak Keep His Job?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Politics

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Tim Hudak will hang on to his job as leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, despite his party's defeat in last fall's pr...

Troubled Economic Waters Ahead For Ontario

CBC | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Politics

Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan gave a sobering view of the province's finances on Wednesday, predicting slow economic growth and ...

Ontario Election Turnout Hits Record Low

CBC | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Voter turnout in Thursday’s Ontario election was so low it set a new record with only 49.2 per cent of eligible voters going to the pol...

Liberals Seize Momentum Ahead Of Ontario Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

With two days remaining before Ontario votes, the Liberals appear to be gaining momentum in the neck-and-neck race. The polls point to improving L...

The Magical Hands Of Dalton McGuinty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - For a premier who's known for his even temper, Dalton McGuinty was so animated during Tuesday's Ontario leaders debate that his hands may ha...

Analysis: Debate Yields No Clear Winners

CBC | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada

There was no knockout blow, no decisive victor and very few spirited exchanges in Tuesday night’s Ontario leaders’ debate. ...

Jobs And Taxes Dominate Ontario Leaders Debate

CP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Jobs and taxes have dominated the Ontario pre-election debate, with the opposition leaders coming down hard on Premier Dalton McGuinty and N...

Twitter Reacts To Ontario Leaders' Debate

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Politics

The debate is set to air Tuesday night from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm ET on CBC, TVO, CTV, Sun News and Global. With the election falling soon after on Oc...

Ontario Leaders' Debate Could Have 'Big Influence'

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario voters get their only chance to see the leaders of the three main political parties at the same time during tonight's televised deba...

Ontario's Ballot Box Question: Future of the Green Energy Act

John Laforet | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada
John Laforet

The Green Energy Act is an issue that has been festering in rural Ontario communities for years. The Liberals are campaigning in defence of their Green Energy Act, while the opposition has centred around three key issues: health and environmental impacts, process issues around decision making and the economics of the feed-in-tariff program.

Hudak Lashes Out At 'Union Bosses'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada Politics

CORNWALL, Ont. - Union bosses, aided and abetted by the Liberal government, are getting in the way of apprenticeship positions and job creation in Ont...

Ex-Tory Premier Blasts Party For Bringing 'Tea Party' To Ontario

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Former Progressive Conservative premier Ernie Eves is taking aim at members of his own party just a few days before the provincial election ...

Ontario Election Is a Political Litmus Test

Hassan Arif | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada
Hassan Arif

The Ontario election overall is an interesting one to watch as a litmus test for the staying power of Conservative and NDP gains, and to see whether rumours of the Liberal Party's demise may truly be exaggerated.

In Ontario, It's Hudak's To Lose

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 09.14.2011 | Canada Politics

With less than three months to go before the Ontario vote, Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives hold a double-digit lead over the governing Liberal...

Ontario Conservatives Told: 'Tory Toronto Is Back'

CP | Posted 07.28.2011 | Canada Politics

(CP) -- TORONTO - Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says immigrants allowed the Conservatives to take Ontario away from the Liberals i...