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Chris Selley: Kathleen Wynne testifies at Sudbury byelection trial — and gives Wynne-iest answer imaginable

SUDBURY, Ont. — Why was the Ontario Liberal Party very eager to call a quick byelection for early 2015, after Sudbury New Democrat MPP Joe...

Kelly McParland: Wynne Liberals lead Ontario down Michigan's path to pain

A recent poll found Premier Kathleen Wynne's approval rating at a new low at 16%, testing depths reached by former premier Dalton McGuinty before he...

Lauren Heuser: No need to over-regulate Airbnb

We like to believe that a man's home is his castle; that he gets to choose who comes, who goes and on what terms. In...

David Reevely: Patrick Brown's Tory reconstruction project still faces cracks in the foundation

Having been burned badly when former leader Tim Hudak announced in the middle of the last campaign that he would cut 100,000 public-sector jobs if...

David Reevely: Kathleen Wynne's fundraising machine still has no time for those who can't pay

The problem for Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberal fundraising machine looks like Kory Earle. Earle is the president of People First of Canada, a group that...

Kathleen Wynne on the year that was: 'I'm not surprised that there's criticism coming at us'

One of the dumbest moves in contemporary politics in Canada is being too quick to discount Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Ever since she launched her...

Kathleen Wynne suggests she was under 'vicious' attack in Alberta legislature because she's a woman

WINNIPEG — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has suggested she was insulted in Alberta's legislature last week because she is a woman. Wynne received a hostile...

Matt Gurney: Kathleen Wynne has a new green plan. What could go wrong?

Premier Kathleen Wynne's government wants 12 per cent of all new vehicles sold in 2025 to be electric. To have hit that goal last year,...

Tim Hudak: Toronto's Uber vote is about more than just ridesharing

Tuesday's much-anticipated vote at Toronto city council on ridesharing isn't simply about deciding how best to regulate Uber and taxis. It will tell us if...

Christine Van Geyn: Kathleen Wynne's new source of donations: you

Christine Van Geyn. During political campaign season, it's hard to escape all the political advertising. The airwaves are flooded with attack ads, your mailbox stuffed...

David Reevely: NDP can't rebuild after October's federal wipeout with Zombie Tom as leader

Tim Hudak tried it in Ontario after losing the 2014 election, until his caucus urged him, in firm language, to reconsider. Mulcair's will show him...

David Reevely: Patrick Brown tries to sell carbon pricing to conservatives

Former leader Tim Hudak gritted his teeth and said Brown's doing the wrong thing but can pursue the policy he thinks is right. Tory legislators...

'Free' tuition in Ontario doesn't mean there are no costs to students: Kathleen Wynne

Toronto SunTORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she worries about her government pitching a new student grant program as providing “free” tuition, because there...

Ontario could raise the threshold for a low-income seniors' benefit after slammed by seniors' groups

The threshold for senior couples would rise from $24,175 to $32,300. Seniors' groups and opposition parties slammed the new thresholds as still being too low,...

Kathleen Wynne has it backwards. 'Doing nothing' would have saved Ontario billions in electricity boondoggles

His successor, Kathleen Wynne, has adopted a catchphrase of her own. “The cost of doing nothing is much, much higher than the cost of going...

Chris Selley: Trudeau repays a debt to Kathleen Wynne with feel-goodery

Thirty-six hours after sombrely chewing the scenery while announcing Canada's new anti-ISIL mission, the prime minister strode into Whitby's Zingers Bar and Grill, flanked by...

Tim Hudak: Placing a bet on the biggest game of the year seems like something a responsible adult should be able to do

I like Peyton Manning and I'm cheering for him on Sunday. Manning leading the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl victory is the kind of...

Sure the Senate is dead, but could the dead be in the Senate? And other reasons to fear for humanity

The PC's Tim Hudak seemed closest to hitting the nail when he explained: “It was to buy the NDP support to extend the government for...

What makes a partisan tweet? Ontario MPPs warned to watch their social media posts

What about a tweet from former PC leader Tim Hudak calling on the government to regulate Uber — something he has a private member's bill...

Wynne's personal approval rating hits new low amid teacher troubles and Hydro ...

Wynne's unpopularity is dragging down Liberal fortunes to the benefit of the provincial Progressive Conservatives, who Forum says would win a one-seat majority government if...

Rex Murphy: If Ontario's teachers unions are non-partisan, then bulldozers are ...

It is a difficult proposition to make: that Ontario's teachers, as a collective, are hard up. Their pension fund, according to figures from last year,...

David Reevely: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne mounts her harshest attack yet ...

Premier Kathleen Wynne made her sharpest attacks yet on the federal Conservatives in a speech Monday to the Economic Club in Toronto. The speech never...

Kelly McParland: How not to govern. A lesson from Kathleen Wynne for Justin ...

You have to blame Premier Kathleen Wynne, who has lent Trudeau her advisers and support network, and campaigned hard on his behalf. Trudeau's top adviser...

It's like Uber but for everything: Ontario could be first province to regulate ...

By unlocking that potential and the untapped, privately held capital at the base of so much of the sector, Ontario MPP Tim Hudak says we...

Chris Selley: Wynne defence over Sudbury byelection scandal appears to be 'Not ...

“They would like to present to you options in terms of appointments, jobs, whatever, that you and her and Pat Sorbara could talk about” —...

Ontario will be without an ombudsman as of midnight as Andre Marin accuses ...

NDP leader Andrea Horwath said it's “apparent” the Liberals don't want Marin reappointed and will do “whatever they can” to ensure he isn't. Earlier on...

Ontario elementary teachers say Wynne wants to rush a deal for Trudeau's sake

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) president Sam Hammond accused Premier Kathleen Wynne of putting federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's interests ahead of the provincial...

'A different approach': Ontario PC leader looks to rebrand party with pledge ...

Under Tim Hudak's leadership, and when the Liberals were in a minority government position before the June 2014 election, the PCs emphasized their role as...

Matt Gurney: Kathleen Wynne, raider of piggy banks

Years ago, not long after the wife and I got hitched, we were chatting with a financial advisor, setting a plan for the future. The...

David Reevely: Modern elections 'campaigns' are all about the coverage

At one of the late rallies in last year's Ontario campaign, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak had a rally in a big room at the...

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown to run for a seat at Queen's Park and ...

Wynne and NDP leader Andrea Horwath both issued statements thanking Dunlop for his service. The Liberal Party also released a statement saying Dunlop's departure shows...

'These are first steps towards creating a national grid': Ontario in talks to ...

The move comes less than a week after Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne toured the Muskrat Falls construction site in advance of the annual meeting of...

Chrysler CEO tells Kathleen Wynne hydro costs making Ontario too expensive ...

Concerns expressed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne over Ontario's hydro costs have been echoed by Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. On Friday at the...

TV debate to go ahead Harper or not, and other reasons to fear for humanity

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is no longer suing Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath over stuff they said about her in the last election (which she...

Ontario New Democrats solidify first place, Liberals trailing in third ...

Horwath led Question Period for weeks with questions about Sudbury and her party has led the charge, alongside public sector unions, against the Hydro One...

Chris Selley: Kathleen Wynne should have an invincibility complex, not a ...

Thursday must have been a tough day for the Ontario Liberals. Last month we learned that certain key figures had refused to sign release forms...

National Post View: On corporate and union donations, Rachel Notley is a model ...

Is there any upside to keeping corporate and union money flowing into political coffers? Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, one of the last holdouts on...

Ontario premer Kathleen Wynne promises $1B for Hamilton LRT line, additional ...

HAMILTON — The city of Hamilton will get up to $1 billion from the Ontario government for a Light Rail Transit line from McMaster University...

Kathleen Wynne willing to legislate striking Ontario teachers back to work

Once those rulings and recommendations are in, the government would act, said Premier Kathleen Wynne. “I will take whatever action that I need to take...

National Post View: Couillard touts the force of Central Canada

Former Ontario Opposition leader Tim Hudak proposed Ontario join the group, but Premier Kathleen Wynne has shown no inclination to take up the suggestion. Indeed,...

Patrick Brown wins Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership by a landslide

Tim Hudak's Niagara West-Glanbrook riding is a fairly safe Tory seat and the former leader might be ready to leave the Pink Palace, so that's...

Robyn Urback: The high price of happy teachers in Ontario

... saw Ontario's teachers' unions campaign heavily against the Progressive Conservatives — but not necessarily in favour of any particular party, they insisted — warning...

Final two contenders in race for Ontario PC leadership pick their lanes in ...

Tim Hudak's pledge to cut 100,000 public servants during the June 2014 campaign cost him the race and his leadership. Elliott said she found out...

Kelly McParland: Suddenly buses rule, and politics is all about transit

Premier Kathleen Wynne spent the week unveiling plans to sell off the hydro delivery system, put beer in grocery stores and introduce a carbon-pricing regime,...

Ontario's 2013/14 deficit down to $10.9 billion, finance minister announces ...

TORONTO — Ontario's finance minister says the province's deficit is $10.9 billion — lower than the previously projected $12.5 billion. Charles Sousa made the announcement...

National Post View: Tinkering with legislation to Kathleen Wynne's obvious ...

Sean Craig, a reporter for the Canadaland website/podcast, noted the change is of particular convenience to Premier Kathleen Wynne, who is in the midst of...

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promises to drop lawsuit against PC members ...

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne says if the Progressive Conservatives want her to drop a lawsuit against two of their members, all they have to...

Kelly McParland: First task for Ontario's next Tory leader – retire the dinosaurs

After blowing two consecutive elections, both eminently winnable, under former leader Tim Hudak, the provincial Tories understandably concluded that were in desperate need of a...

Michael Den Tandt: Though federal Conservatives know better, Ontario Tories ...

Mr. McNaughton, currently seeking to replace Tim Hudak as the party leader most likely to lead his colleagues to oblivion, is strenuously objecting to the...

The bad habits Ontario's Tories just can't quit: How sex ed and evolution ...

Analysis. There's an alternate universe where Tim Hudak 2.0 worked. A reality where the two-year long strategy to frame him as family man and anything...