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Do we need a referendum on whether to have a referendum?

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as Liberal MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the...

Beware of surrendering power to corporations

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as Liberal MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the...

D'Amato: Frank Johnson stood with the outsiders

"He treated us like we were adults," said John Milloy, a former MPP and cabinet minister from Kitchener Centre. Johnson had been his history teacher...

Frank Johnson stood with the outsiders

"He treated us like we were adults," said John Milloy, a former MPP and cabinet minister from Kitchener Centre. Johnson had been his history teacher...

Jim Bradley, a Liberal voice for the working class

The Golden Pheasant Tavern on the corner of Ontario and Beech streets in St. Catharines. Every provincial Liberal cabinet minister since Mitch Hepburn's government of...

Opinion: The House was right to reject the Senate's bid to amend Bill C-14

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as Liberal MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the...

The House was right to reject the Senate's bid to amend Bill C-14

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as Liberal MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the...

Kathleen Wynne tries a cabinet transplant: Cohn

Still others are being downsized — Reza Moridi relinquishes post-secondary education to Matthews, but keeps research and innovation; Tracy MacCharles gives up the children's portfolio...

McGarry gives Waterloo Region voice in Ontario cabinet

And it may also be very good for Waterloo Region — last represented in provincial cabinet by John Milloy in 2014 — to have McGarry...

Elbowgate? Call it political reality

John Milloy is a former MPP and Ontario cabinet minister currently serving as the co-director of the Centre for Public Ethics and assistant professor of...

Education minister untroubled by weak test scores, grad rate in Waterloo Region

WATERLOO REGION — Below-average results for high school graduation and for standardized test scores aren't troubling Education Minister Liz Sandals. She's pleased to see that...

Bill C-14 is about more than individual rights

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as Liberal MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the...

Jury form error sparked ministry scramble

Daily Commercial NewsArticles about the problem prompted questions from opposition politician Randy Hillier, who wrote Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur about the forms he said had...

Why do we allow political fundraising, anyway?

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as Liberal MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the...

The assisted-dying debate: It's time for all Canadians to engage

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as Liberal MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the...

Ontario hospitals ordered to freeze parking rates and offer multi-day discounts

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsTORONTO — Ontario hospitals that charge more than $10 a day for parking have been ordered to immediately freeze rates, and to...

Ontario hospitals ordered to freeze parking rates and offer multiday discounts

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsHealth Minister Eric Hoskins says the hospitals will have to offer five-, 10- and 30-day passes that discount parking rates by 50...

Despite extra $2M, hospital still cutting jobs

Health Minister Eric Hoskins notified the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, which oversees the administration of the region's health care, late on Thursday. The...

New condo rules will help 1.3M Ontarians

In a province with 700,000 condominium units — and 10,000 different condo corporations for their residents — Government and Consumer Services Minister David Orazietti said...

Opinion: Is Ontario's Liberal finance minister living in fiscal fantasyland?

Sousa projected program spending to grow at an average rate of just 0.3 per cent per year over the next three years. This is a...

Road work 2015: LRT was a challenge

With light rail transit crews tearing up main streets like Charles, King, Caroline and Northfield through Kitchener and Waterloo, it is often a challenge for...

Opinion: Stripping down Laurier Brantford's activist-in-residence

Former Ontario cabinet minister and local MPP John Milloy is now practitioner-in-residence at Laurier's political science department. In appointing Tigchelaar, it seems Laurier's Brantford-based faculty...

'I'm frustrated, too,' education minister tells young protesters

Toronto SunWATERLOO REGION — Education Minister Liz Sandals understands why local students are mad enough to disrupt public schools with protests of their own. "I...

Our foreign minister at Sobeys: a cautionary tale about electoral reform

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the Centre...

'Living laboratory' dedicated to elderly opens in Waterloo

Seeing the centre open "is one of the most rewarding things that I have done in my time in government," said Deputy Premier Deb Matthews,...

Opinion: Liz Sandals has failed on the education file

1. Behind her stood Education Minister and Guelph MPP Liz Sandals, face scowling. Apparently Sandals is well aware of her gross failure on the education...

Liz Sandals has failed on the education file

1. Behind her stood Education Minister and Guelph MPP Liz Sandals, face scowling. Apparently Sandals is well aware of her gross failure on the education...

Waterloo Region must push to be heard as province develops culture strategy

As Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, explains, "Ontario's cultural landscape has evolved and it is important that government priorities reflect this ...

Opinion: Pope Francis' message isn't that the left is right

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the Centre...

Pope Francis' message isn't that the left is right

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the Centre...

New road map crucial for home care in Ontario

In early 2012, then-health minister Deb Matthews proclaimed a new health-care "Action Plan" that would put home care on course. It didn't. Three years later,...

Shopify is sold on Waterloo Region's talent

Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke, centre, speaks Thursday with Ontario Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid in the former Seagram Museum in Waterloo. The Ottawa-based company is...

Laurier business school named for Mike Lazaridis

Mike Lazaridis, centre, is joined on stage by Wilfrid Laurier University chancellor Michael Lee-Chin, left, and Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa on Tuesday following an...

More reasons to ban ads

Regarding this column by John Milloy: Banning political TV ads would also eliminate the abuse of "negative ads," which contribute nothing but fear-mongering; put more...

Another view: Act quickly to protect kids

... to Elman for drawing attention to this shameful way of treating children and youth. Premier Kathleen Wynne and Tracy MacCharles, the minister of children...

Read this story — it's about beer

Deputy Premier Deb Matthews came to Kitchener Wednesday to tout 12-packs, sold at the LCBO at 721 Ottawa St. S. near Homer Watson Boulevard. Only...

Ontario begins public consultations as it moves to regulate police street checks

Community Safety Minister Yasir Naqvi has said it's not acceptable for police to stop and question a member of a racialized community for no reason...

Multimillion-dollar funding announcement expected for Cambridge's Toyota Lexus ...

Brad Duguid, the Ontario Minister of Economic Development, is making the announcement on behalf of the province. Neither Toyota nor the federal or provincial government...

Harris won't back down on Music Fest grant questions

Waterloo Record - The RecordWaterloo RecordHarris is waiting for answers from Tourism Minister Michael Coteau about how the funding works. He was prompted by questions...

D'Amato: Will Big Music Fest stay in Kitchener?

This is a completely reasonable question, which was asked by Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris more than two weeks ago. Harris, a Conservative opposition MPP, has...

Feeble arguments

Former parliamentarian John Milloy points out what feeble arguments the Conservative government uses to support its recent bill to ban face coverings at citizenship ceremonies.

D'Amato: How not to replace a departed politician

To add insult to injury, the board chair at the time, Dianne Moser, earlier lobbied then-MPP John Milloy to press for changes in how trustees...

Opinion: Ontario's manufacturing sector is growing, finance minster says

Charles Sousa. Frank Gunn,News services. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa speaks to the media prior to a pre-budget consultation session in Toronto Jan. 23, 2015.

Niqab debate has broad implications

John Milloy is a former Ontario cabinet minister who served as Liberal MPP for Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is co-director of the...

MPP questions Big Music Fest grant

Harris, a Conservative, wrote to Tourism Minister Michael Coteau on July 3, asking for clarification on whether funding would be reduced for events that change...

Myths, realities behind Ontario manufacturing

Even with talk of painful austerity, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa projects a deficit this year of $8.5 billion, and doesn't predict an actual balancing...

Carbon emissions must be addressed, Murray says

KITCHENER — Canadians must seize the opportunities of a low-carbon economy that will drive innovation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Glen Murray, the Ontario minister...

Perimeter Institute secures more than $4 million in new funding partnerships

Turok was joined onstage by a number of dignitaries, including Perimeter founder and board chair Mike Lazaridis, BMO Financial Group chief executive Bill Downe, Ontario...

NDP MPP calls for release of OpenText funding deal

Brad Duguid, the minister for employment, infrastructure and economic development, took the question instead of the premier. "What OpenText is doing is creating an R&D...

Mexico plans: Ford to invest $2.5B in engine and transmission factories

... Minister of Economic Development Brad Duguid said earlier this year that the engine program was preordained to go to Mexico and though Ontario was...