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Premier Kathleen Wynne will announce health, infrastructure funding in northern Ontario tour

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne will be taking her chequebook as she embarks on a northern tour amid growing political unrest in the region, including...

Politicians renew call for safety measures at Grimsby diamond

Grimsby Alderman Dave Kadwell and Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Tim Hudak have renewed a push to install safety features at the Grimsby diamond after another string...

Tory leader says PC government would still fund LRT if that's what city wants

He told Monday's audience that election was lost after a "foolish" promise by then-leader Tim Hudak to fire 100,000 public servants as a first step...

Everyone's a winner at Community Cup

"It (the Community Cup) is an opportunity to welcome new Hamiltonians and to celebrate the ways in which our multicultural community is enriched by many...

Wynne warns of danger in U.S. election

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath also attended the event, praising the spirit of co-operation she saw between Hamilton and Burlington. "Good to see that co-operation...

Dreschel: Hamilton MPs, MPPs beat drum for LRT

Hudak says Hamilton deserves its share of transportation funding, but he'd prefer to see the money invested in local highway improvements, roads and expanded GO...

Kathleen Wynne: Premier to headline Bay Area Economic Summit on Tuesday.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will highlight the second annual Bay Area Economic Summit with a keynote address. The program is a joint initiative of the...

Union leader calls for action on steel 'crisis'

Warren's initiative has the backing of Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath, who says it's past time for the provincial government to speak up for a...

Suspect in deadly Vegas crash stressed after living in car with child: police

Editorial · Commentary · Letters · Columnists · Cartoons · Newsroom Insider · Blogs · Commenting Guidelines. 10 hours ago The Spectator's View: Laws need...

Full environmental assessment ordered for gasification plant

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, local councillors Matthew Green and Sam Merulla and Environment Hamilton have been calling for a full environmental assessment. "We have...

OFL urges united labour support for NDP

Huffington Post CanadaThe OFL itself adopted a more cautious strategic voting position during last year's Ontario election, in a determined bid to stop the Conservatives'...

Dear Kathleen Wynne: Please find this woman a hospital bed

Laura Hillier, 18, is on a waiting list to for a stem cell transplant, despite having found a matching donor. next play/pause pre 1/1. .

Signpost

An anonymous donor will match all cash donations to Mission Services — dollar for dollar — until July 31. The agency is encouraging Hamiltonians to...

Wynne, Hudak, and MacLeod resolve their legal differences

Premier Kathleen Wynne has ended her $2-million libel action against former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak, MPP Lisa MacLeod, and the Tory party. In a...

McMeekin 'dishonest' charges Horwath

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath slammed Hamilton Liberal cabinet minister Ted McMeekin during a town hall she co-hosted on the government's plan to sell 60...

Tim Hudak has no regrets about 2014 election that sank his leadership

Hudak, 47, came to the PC leadership in 2009 after serving in the legislature as a Niagara-area MPP for 14 years. He took over from...

Can you live and run in different wards?

When outgoing Mayor Bob Bratina first ran for council in a 2004 — in a byelection to replace Andrea Horwath, who had just been elected...

Four PC leadership candidates in Hamilton Oct. 1

The leadership convention to replace Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Tim Hudak has been set for May 9 at a yet-to-be determined venue in the Greater Toronto...

Election Notebook

The others are Ward 3 Councillor John Glazier, farmer Stefanos Karatopis and businessman Paul Keizer. Trombetta was first elected to township council in 1994. She...

Ontario's battered NDP hits factory reset

Given where she and her party stood at the outset of the provincial election campaign — triggered by Horwath — she could easily have shared...

NDP leader Andrea Horwath vows to fight privatization of electricity agencies

Torontoist TORONTO NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she'll fight against the privatization of electricity agencies and the "fire sale" of public assets in Ontario. Earlier this...

OPINION: Fallout lingers from gas plant scandal

Last March, former Tory leader Tim Hudak wrongly claimed that previous documents submitted to court by the OPP showed Wynne presiding over a criminal coverup...

Fallout lingers from gas plant scandal

Last March, former Tory leader Tim Hudak wrongly claimed that previous documents submitted to court by the OPP showed Wynne presiding over a criminal coverup...

Politics is Labour's proper place

The letter writer takes offence at Sid Ryan who, in her words, "rants" against the federal government. I suppose then that she would also agree...

Opinion: Andrea Horwath faces backlash from fellow New Democrats

(By comparison, then-PC leader Tim Hudak won 78.7 per cent at his own party's review.) If Horwath wins less than the traditional benchmark of 66...

Hamilton is benefiting from the 'union advantage'

Tim Hudak's Progressive Conservatives stole a page from the U.S. Tea Party movement's playbook, promoting laws to bar workers from bargaining over pensions, health coverage,...

Christine Elliott an early favourite to lead Tories

Tory MPP Christine Elliott has taken the lead in the race to replace Tim Hudak as leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, a Forum Research...

Ontario high school teachers prepared to 'fight back' against austerity

Both union leaders noted the work their members did to campaign in the recent Ontario election against Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak, who had threatened...

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath vows to reconnect with lost supporters

Toronto Star Tories are expected to hold a convention next April or May to replace former leader Tim Hudak, who resigned July 2 after being ousted...

Signpost: Community Cup Saturday at Corktown Park

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath will help open the 2nd annual Hamilton Community Cup at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corktown Park. This is a multicultural...

Kathleen Wynne wants all MPPs' expenses made public

Toronto Sun That's the not-too-subtle message from Premier Kathleen Wynne to Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath over expenses. Liberal sources told...

Horwath wants $100 hydro rebates for 4.4M customers

Chatham Daily News NDP Leader Andrea Horwath wants Premier Kathleen Wynne to give electricity ratepayers a $100 rebate to help ease the pain of skyrocketing hydro...

Tim Hudak renounces anti-union right-to-work plan

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has suddenly backed away from his controversial anti-union right-to-work plan for Ontario that he has been touting since 2012. His...

Tim Hudak is right about right-to-work

Bullet News Niagara It's time to talk about the elephant in the room. You know what I mean: The No. 1 reason voters are uncomfortable casting...

Premier Kathleen Wynne defends troubled grocery-card distribution

CHCH News Premier Kathleen Wynne said she knew the much-criticized system for handing out grocery gift cards to ice storm victims wasn't "perfect" but maintained it's...

Tim Hudak blasts gas tax hike

Toronto Star Hudak said there is no need to increase taxes, instead that dipping into existing provincial revenue, selling off surplus properties and commercializing subway and...