Ontario Progressive Conservatives

Ontario Tory, Liberal Offices Ready For Byelection Battle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Progressive Conservative candidate Lorne Coe and Liberal candidate Elizabeth Roy both launched their offices Saturday

Ontario PCs Want Government's Union Payments Investigated

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Politics

Education Minister Liz Sandals has defended the payments as being necessary because the transition to a new bargaining system made this round quite lengthy.

Ontario Has No Ombudsman Because The Parties Can't Agree On One

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics

The Liberals insisted it would be bad for Ontario to go without a watchdog, but refused to back down and extend Andre Marin's appointment.

Ontario's Progressive Conservatives Will Name Their New Leader Today

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives find out today who they elected to become the leader of the province's official Opposition party. Tu...

New Ontario PC Leader To Be Named Saturday

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Progressive Conservatives find out Saturday who they elected to lead Ontario's official Opposition party after a relatively uneventful seven...

Ontario Progressive Conservatives Start Voting Today For A New Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Members of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party start voting today for a new leader, but the winner won't be known until next Saturday...

PC Leadership Candidate Boasts 34,000 Party Signups

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The numbers are in for all of the Progressive Conservative leadership candidates, but they don't add up.The party reports that since the sta...

Ford Not Running For Ontario PC Leader

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Controversial Toronto city councillor Doug Ford announced Thursday he would not join the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership contest...

New Winner Declared In Ontario Riding Recount

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Elections Ontario has declared the Progressive Conservatives the winner in the riding of Thornhill after the discovery of an error in the vo...

Hudak: Liberals Will Use Scare Tactics Against Us

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Politics

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - As Ontario's election campaign enters the home stretch, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is predicting the Liberals wi...

Ontario's Political Leaders Should Reexamine Their Job Descriptions

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Dr Ryan Meili

Andrea Horwath wants things to 'Make Sense,' Tim Hudak 'Wants a Million Jobs,' and Kathleen Wynne has 'A Plan for Ontario.' One can't expect too much from platform titles, but none of the policy books display a focus on improving the health of Ontarians via bettering their social conditions as a primary driver. This leaves it up to the voters to read between the lines.

Hudak Dangles Big Income Tax Cut

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Politics

WOODBRIDGE, Ont. - Tim Hudak is holding out the promise of a 10 per cent cut in personal income tax down the road.The Progressive Conservative leader ...

Only Hudak Has a Plan For Ontario So Far

Daniel Dickin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Hudak's platform is bold and necessary. There is no question that Ontario will have to face the issues that have been repeatedly raised by experts, economists, teachers, and politicians from across the province, country, and world.

'A Billion Dollars Went Into This Hole'

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Politics

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is promising a judicial inquiry into the contentious cancellation of two Toronto-area ga...

Hudak: I'd Build Cross-Town Toronto Subway

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Progressive Conservatives tried to woo coveted Greater Toronto Area voters on Sunday with a transportation plan designed to appeal both ...

Everyone's Already Campaigning

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The campaigning for Ontario's June 12 election got started this weekend with the party leaders holding a few events.Liberal Premier Kathleen...

Hudak: Libs Used 'Fake' Deficit Figure

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives released cabinet documents Monday that they said show the Liberals misled the public for years with "fak...

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?