Ontario Provincial Election

The Final Stretch

A long-running scandal over the cancellation of two Toronto-area gas plants dominated the final Saturday of Ontario's election campaign, with the opposition parties hammering Liberal Premier Kathleen...
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Affordable Housing Isn't Even on the Ontario Election Radar - Why?

Over the past four weeks, pundits, parties and candidates in the Ontario race have talked everything from jobs to transit to past scandals and old grievances. There's one issue, though, that they've been silent on: affordable housing. By ignoring housing, all three major parties have abandoned the primary need of the most vulnerable residents in our communities. Instead, Wynne, Hudak and Horwath have focused on jobs, gridlock and rebuilding Ontario's economy without recognizing that affordable housing is a key part of the solution to each of those problems.

Wynne Grilled Over Gas Plants Scandal

TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak upped the ante Tuesday in defending his widely questioned plan to create a million jobs over eight years, saying he would quit as premier if he fail...

It's Going To Get Much Nastier

TORONTO - Despite allegations of corruption, recklessness, dishonesty, and possibly criminal behaviour that have sprouted like noxious weeds on Ontario's campaign trail, this election has not been esp...

What He Promised Doctors, Nurses

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says he'll hand decision making in Ontario's health-care system to doctors and nurses rather than bureaucrats.Speaking at a hospital in...

Wynne Lashes Out At Harper.. Again

OTTAWA — Ontario Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne lashed out at Prime Minister Stephen Harper again Thursday, saying he's neglected Canada's largest province and she's the only leader capable of standing...

Hudak's Bus Given Clever Nickname

TORONTO - A good election campaign demands clever nicknames for the buses and planes that carry journalists travelling with Ontario's party leaders.It's a tradition.Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne's bu...

Hudak: Ontario Election Is About 1 Issue

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The Liberals and New Democrats want to turn the campaign for the June 12 election into a popularity contest instead of focusing on jobs, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak s...

Horwath: Liberals Deserve 'Penalty Box'

TORONTO — The woman who sparked Ontario's election by rejecting what many observers described as her dream budget formally launched her campaign Wednesday with the aid of a teleprompter, a run at the...

Hudak Rails Against 'Corporate Welfare'

TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says he doesn't blame companies for taking government handouts, but he's still opposed to "corporate welfare."For the second day in a row as he camp...

Ontario Election Called

TORONTO - Ontario was plunged into a five-week election campaign Friday after Premier Kathleen Wynne decided it was better to pull the plug than wait for her minority Liberals to be defeated in the le...

Kathleen Wynne's Diversity Problem

It was revealed by confused Liberal party members that Ontario's premier-designate Kathleen Wynne's campaign sent letters in foreign languages to would-be supporters. In a gauche effort to connect with the ethnic vote, the Wynne campaign combed through membership lists and divvied them up based on perceived cultural origin. The Ontario Liberal Party's federal cousins have progressively lost their grip on traditional liberal-leaning communities by ignoring them or taking them for granted. History could repeat itself if the Wynne team fails to take corrective measures.

How Kathleen Wynne Will Win

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.

Why We Should Keep The Ryerson Principle For The Public School Curriculum

To paraphrase John Locke in his Essay on Human Understanding, we want to be lovers of the truth; we want rational knowledge, we want proofs. And we want probability to help us assent to matters, where we do not have sufficient knowledge and proofs to ground our reason. And we want our ethics, which is the seeking out those rules and measures of human actions, which lead to happiness, and the means to practice them.

Tories Stepped Over The Line In Ontario?

TORONTO - The Toronto District School Board plans to step up its efforts to have the Progressive Conservatives apologize for a controversial election flyer on sex education, which it says has stoked h...