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Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown should not be underestimated

Fallen former “star candidates” include Glen Murray, Madeleine Meilleur, David Orazietti, David Levac, Mario Sergio and Monte Kwinter. They have either called it quits or...

Ontario urges bigger businesses to hire person with disability

The Liberal government's call to action — released on Monday — is not binding, but Minister of Accessibility Tracy MacCharles says it could create about...

Fundraising reforms will cost us $12M

Yep, even if you don't support any party or any candidate, you'll subsidize their election. Attorney General Yasir Naqvi introduced amendments to their fundraising reforms...

Senior who built Rogers Centre worried about hydro bills

McNaughton added. “The opposite is actually true,” Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid shot back. He cited as evidence the corporate welfare handouts the Liberals have...

Doctors rejected deal with Wynne government -

Toronto Sun- and Eric Hoskins portrayal of themToronto SunDoctors on the front lines of healthcare rebelled last week, quietly but politely giving Health Minister Eric...

'Ben-Hur' remake an action-packed ride with a surprisingly contemporary message

Although it seems like heresy to remake the 1959 film, this new version of the sword and sandals epic is closer to Lew Wallace's original...

Fire Health Minister Eric Hoskins

You have to congratulate Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins. It takes spectacular talent to alienate vast numbers of physicians in this province — especially when...

Liberals shrug off early start in byelection race

That was Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid's response Friday to an NDP complaint to Elections Ontario over the way the writ was dropped this week...

Province spent $70 million on now-defunct Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

All major procurements were carried out competitively and in a transparent manner,” says a joint statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Associate Finance Minister...

Police bra-seizure fallout widens

Neither Premier Kathleen Wynne nor Deputy Premier Deb Matthews of London, both of whom The Free Press asked for comment, was available Wednesday. Conn has...

Hoskins' treatment of docs sick

Health Minister Eric Hoskins has one big, fat medical mess on his hands. The tentative agreement with the province's doctors is under fire from physicians...

Group calls for resignations over doc deal

Advocacy group Concerned Ontario Doctors is calling for the resignation of Health Minister Eric Hoskins, among other officials. The call comes days after the Ontario...

Correctional officers get 4.4 per cent raise after arbitrator ruling

"The increases are being funded by savings achieved within the collective agreements," Dara McLeod, a spokeswoman for Treasury Board President Liz Sandals, said in a...

CPP enhancement kills ORPP: Sousa

The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is finished before it began. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirmed Monday that the ORPP will not be launched in...

Trudeau paddles the Rouge

In the wake of the PM's photo-op, Ontario Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid announced he's recommending the transfer of provincial land to the federal government...

Duguid slams 'yapping' Scarborough subway critics

People in Scarborough and the suburbs of Toronto count as well,” Scarborough Centre MPP Brad Duguid told The Saturday. “Having the backbone of a...

Concerns raised about patient privacy

Minister of Health Eric Hoskins said the government consulted with the Information and Privacy Commissioner on the legislation. “It's also important to note that any...

Wynne culls old geezers in cabinet shuffle

Ditto Mario Sergio. Ironically, Sergio was seniors minister. So the seniors minister gets canned to make way for a younger person. Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur...

Third Liberal cabinet member quits

The third Liberal cabinet member in a week has stepped down. Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs Mario Sergio said Friday he is quitting cabinet. Sergio,...

Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur quitting politics

Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur announced Thursday night that she will resign her cabinet post and as MPP for her riding, Ottawa-Vanier. Meilleur said she met...

Privacy watchdog to probe Pan Am Games hard drive destruction

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau defended Rafi and repeatedly told reporters that Lysyk herself said there was no reason to suspect wrongdoing...

Health minister 'crossing ethical lines': Brown

PC Leader Patrick Brown says derogatory comments about a doctor made in an e-mail by a staffer to Health Minister Eric Hoskins are typical of...

Tarion too close to builders

David Orazietti, Ontario's minister responsible for consumer protection, has been quoted as saying, “I anticipate that Justice Cunningham will find Tarion's processes validated as good...

Formal pitch needed for potential Toronto hotel tax

If Toronto wants to tax tourists renting hotel rooms, they're going to have to make a formal pitch to the province. So says Minister of...

Deal in the works for Toronto hotel tax?

According to the document, Tory asked for permission to tax hotel rooms in Toronto in a meeting with Municipal Affairs Minister Ted McMeekin on Nov.

Liberal MPPs heading for the exits?

Another intriguing rumour says Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur is ready to call it quits, opening up her Ottawa-Vanier riding. And you have to wonder if...

Autistic kids' parents put MPPs on blacklist

We want people to phone their MPPs and tell them what they're doing is wrong.” Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles said in a statement the...

Government denies plan to phase out natural gas

Both Deputy Premier Deb Matthews and Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray vehemently denied that the natural gas phase out would be in the...

Murray 'loose cannon' of Liberal government: Brown

Brown on Wednesday slammed Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray for not issuing an apology. “Glen Murray appears to be the loose cannon for...

Matthews says 'take our word' there was sexual harassment probe

Just take the Liberal government's word for it. That's what Deputy Premier Deb Matthews said Tuesday when asked how Ontario's Liberals can prove they looked...

Murray, you're no Churchill

Oh, good grief. Ontario Climate Change Minister Glen Murray apparently imagines himself fighting the forces of man-made climate change as if was leading Canadian forces...

Glen Murray owes vets apology for climate change analogy: PCs

Progressive Conservative house leader Jim Wilson is demanding Environment Minister Glen Murray apologize for repeatedly comparing the sacrifice of veterans during the Second World War...

Chiarelli in hot water for 'pees all over the map' comment

Urine a lot of trouble, Bob Chiarelli. He was in hot water on Wednesday, when he said in the House NDP leader Andrea Horwath, “pees...

Higher electricity rates kick in for Ontario

Power to the people comes with an ever steeper price. Ontario electricity rates continue to surge in an upward trend that is far easier to...

Time for Health Minister Eric Hoskins to resign

The day before Saturday's rally, Health Minister Eric Hoskins held a press conference where he vilified physicians. This is not a new tactic. Physicians are...

Bill 115 violated teachers' rights: Ruling

Paul Elliott, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, says he is pleased the court "re-confirmed the importance of free, fair and meaningful collective...

Liberals ignoring own panel's advice on autism therapy

On Wednesday, Children and Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles claimed that “no child, regardless of age, will be removed from service.” That's simply not the...

Sousa claims hydro bills going down

PC Leader Patrick Brown has thrown down the gauntlet to Charles Sousa. He's challenged the finance minister to a duel. Hydro bills at dawn. You...

Glen Murray digs up old line to defend Metrolinx

Former Liberal transportation minister Glen Murray dusted-off a favourite line to defend troubled transit agency Metrolinx at Queen's Park on Monday. Murray dug up the...

Ontario needs a corporate grants Sunshine List

Tory MPP Monte McNaughton, the critic for economic development, is also having a hard time getting basic info. Since January, McNaughton has been writing to...

Ontario should pay close attention to BC

Taxpayers here in Ontario should hope and pray that their finance minister, Charles Sousa, will be in the front row taking copious notes. Given the...

Parents of autistic kids demand Ontario not cut five-year-old kids off wait list

But the changes include limiting IBI to children between two and four, which Children and Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles said is based on expert...

Brampton mayor says Mississauga will have to pay to 'cut and run'

Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey says her city will be looking for compensation should Mississauga decide to “cut and run” from Peel Region. In a statement...

Fundraising reform should include third party election ads

Treasury Board Chairman Deb Matthews tried to smear Brown, suggesting that since he'd received donations for his leadership campaign from the Ontario Medical Association and...

Wynne's meeting with BLM protesters backfires

One of the founders of BLM, Yusra Khogali sounds like a self-entitled, I'm- gonna-hold-my-breath-till-I-get-what-I-want young woman. Having achieved her goal of prompting not just Wynne,...

Corporate donors awarded taxpayer money

Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid, speaking to Sun Media last week, rejected the idea there was anything problematic with corporations that both contribute to the...

Teachers taking more sick days after losing cash payout: Sandals

Education Minister Liz Sandals says it looks like Ontario teachers are taking more sick days because they lost the right to bank them and take...

Premier Kathleen Wynne is 'vastly underpaid': Matthews

“The Pan Am Games were widely regarded as the best ever,” Deputy Premier and Treasury Board President Deb Matthews said Thursday. “It's an international sporting...

Hoskins blasts 'out of control' doctor billing

Health Minister Eric Hoskins complained Wednesday about the billing practices of some Ontario doctors, who he said were taking hundreds of millions of dollars away...

Tory, Sousa laud first Trudeau budget

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, meanwhile, also lauded the federal budget, saying it shows that the Justin Trudeau government wants to collaborate with the provinces.