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Proposed mortgage rule changes are a 'war on home buyers,' Ontario real estate group says

OREA chief executive officer Tim Hudak, who represents 70,000 Ontario real estate agents, said changes proposed by Canada's banking regulator, the Office of the Superintendent...

Kathleen Wynne poised to retaliate on Texas Buy American bill

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has put lawmakers in Texas on notice that she could respond to the state's proposed Buy American rules with protectionist measures...

Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne says Tenor made a 'big, big mistake' singing 'all lives matter'

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says that when people say “all lives matter” in response to Black Lives Matter, it reminds her of people saying, “Why...

An inside look at cash-for-access Ontario Liberal fundraisers

On the evening of March 2, 2015, Premier Kathleen Wynne gathered with eight guests who paid $10,000 each for exclusive face-time. Three months earlier, 22...

Kathleen Wynne blasts Donald Trump as divisive 'misogynist'

(subscription) (subscription)Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne denounced Donald Trump on Thursday as divisive, a woman hater and blindly protectionist, warning his election as U.S. president...

Ontario bill targeting boycott movement against Israel voted down

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MPP Mike Colle and Progressive Conservative Tim Hudak jointly presented the private members' bill, with Hudak calling the BDS movement “the insidious...

Andrea Horwath to host cash-for-access fundraiser next month

(subscription) (subscription)Donors willing to pay nearly $10,000 can buy access to Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath at a “private reception” in Ottawa next month.

Ex-Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak is finding his groove in new radio show

(subscription) (subscription)As host of the brand new and less-than-imaginatively named The Tim Hudak Show on Toronto radio station Newstalk 1010 and on Ottawa's CFRA,...

Andrea Horwath demands firing of minister Bob Chiarelli over 'slur'

New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath is demanding Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli be fired for comments directed at her that she calls sexist and misogynist. Chiarelli...

Battle-worn Andrea Horwath wants voters to know what she stands for

Women in Politics is a new regular column by veteran political journalist Jane Taber. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook. Andrea Horwath has a lot...

Rob Ford inspired first-timers to cast votes in Toronto's municipal elections

“The people who were galvanized by Rob Ford [were] not similarly galvanized by Tim Hudak and by Stephen Harper,” he said. The McGillivray sisters say...

For $6000, donors get face time with Kathleen Wynne and Bob Chiarelli

The Ontario Liberal Party is teaming up with a high-powered lobbying firm to sell “one-on-one” access to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli...

Kathleen Wynne calls for sponsors to take on government-assisted refugees

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is pushing the federal government to match private groups wanting to sponsor Syrian refugees with government-assisted refugees who are stuck in...

Who's guarding Ontario's public purse?

“Every OPSEU member will pay a high price if [then-PC leader] Tim Hudak is elected,” he said in a message to union members. “We have...

Wynne sees the positive amid the negative headlines

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, for her part, has found new life fighting Ms. Wynne's sell-off of Hydro One, banking that the privatization will help her...

Weed in every liquor store? What could happen when Trudeau legalizes marijuana

Even Tim Hudak, the former Tory leader who once mused about abolishing the LCBO, got in on the fun, tweeting that he was looking forward...

Taxis, hotels, government: Don't be afraid of a little sharing

Tim Hudak is a Progressive Conservative member of the Ontario Legislature and former leader of the PC Party of Ontario. As government contemplates how to...

Kathleen Wynne caught in Hong Kong school dispute

Kathleen Wynne was expecting to meet Canada's business elite at the Island Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong last week. She wasn't expecting a small cluster...

Wynne stands by secret payments to Ontario teachers' unions

Premier Kathleen Wynne is defending her government's secret $3.74-million in payments to teacher unions as simply the price of securing labour peace. In an interview...

Andrea Horwath charts plan to revive Ontario NDP ahead of next election

Nearly a month after the federal New Democrats were devastated in the general election, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is warning naysayers not to write...

Ontario's complacency a barrier to economic growth: Wynne advisor

The Ontario government must slash red tape, work with successful startup companies to help them grow and sell innovations from our health-care system around the...

Exodus of Ontario Liberal staffers to Ottawa set to begin

Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne is expecting an exodus of her staffers from Queen's Park to Parliament Hill – and is even encouraging it. Late...

Tim Hudak wants Ontario to legalize Uber

Former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak says the Uber ride-hailing service should be legal across Ontario, and the province should embrace the new sharing economy...

There's still time, Mulcair. Here's how to not mess it up

CTV NewsBut this is nothing at all like the last Ontario election, with its significant internal backlash against the un-NDP campaign being run by provincial...

Sept. 24: Das outrage at VW, plus other letters to the editor

Volkswagen's system for cheating emissions tests affects everybody on this planet, irrespective of whether or not someone drives a VW, or even drives at all...

Deputy Ontario PC leader Christine Elliott resigns as MPP

Ms. Elliott placed third in the PC's 2009 leadership contest, which was won by Tim Hudak, who resigned shortly after last year's election loss to...

Liberals unsure if Wynne a boon or a bane for Trudeau in Ontario

With their fate resting largely on their ability to break through in the country's largest province, Justin Trudeau's Liberals need what Kathleen Wynne has. They...

Former Alberta MLA urges caution over third-party political ads

There are no limits on third-party ad spending during Ontario election campaigns. In Ontario's election, a union-backed coalition called Working Families spent $2.5-million in advertising...

How Patrick Brown's new Ontario PC ads take a page from Kathleen Wynne

His first two commercials as PC leader even borrow a page, if not entire chapters, from Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne's playbook. One spot is structured...

The key Mike Harris lesson: Do what you said you would do

Tim Hudak, MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook, is the former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. ------------. Twenty years is a long time, and...

Former TD president Ed Clark advising Kathleen Wynne

Ed Clark, the retired bank president and mastermind behind the privatization of Hydro One, has quietly moved to a new job advising Ontario Premier Kathleen...

One year after Kathleen Wynne's re-election, so much has changed

All three of Ontario's major political parties are doing their best to prove that old adage as the province passes the first anniversary of Premier...

Harper's enforcer: Meet Jenni Byrne, the most powerful woman in Ottawa

As Tim Hudak prepared for his second and final shot at becoming Ontario's premier, the word went out through Conservative circles in the nation's capital:...

Director quits Kathleen Wynne doc, citing integrity concerns

The director of a behind-the-scenes documentary on Kathleen Wynne, who quit over journalistic concerns, says the Ontario Premier personally invited her to film scenes in...

Education file tests Ontario Premier Wynne after difficult week

For Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, this has been a messy and difficult week: The high school teachers' strike is spreading across the province, parents are...

New Ontario health curriculum to go ahead despite protests, Wynne says

Premier Kathleen Wynne vowed the province's new health and physical education curriculum will go ahead on day two of sweeping sex-ed protests throughout the GTA,...

The sagging Liberals need a shakeup

Ask Tim Hudak. Or Adrian Dix. Or Pauline Marois. Or Danielle Smith.” That's true enough, but if you look at the last four federal campaigns,...

OPP arrange to question Wynne over Sudbury bribery scandal

The opposition has spent the last month needling the Premier over the time it took to arrange a sit-down with police. On Tuesday morning, before...

Veteran team assembled to assist new Toronto mayor John Tory

He was a chief of staff to mayor Mel Lastman, is a well-known Conservative and ruled out running to succeed Tim Hudak as Ontario Progressive...

Defined contribution pension plans more costly, study finds

Former Ontario Conservative leader Tim Hudak, for example, said in 2013 that the province should negotiate a transition to DC pension plans to reduce funding...

Ontario orders school board trustees to cancel pay raises

The Ontario government is ordering school board trustees to reverse a decision to award themselves pay raises. Trustees at several boards, including Windsor, Halton and...

Wynne's mandate letter reiterates need for deep cuts to eliminate Ontario's ...

Ottawa Citizen Ontario will slash the number of government agencies and end duplication in the public sector as it struggles to eliminate the deficit in three...

Startup tackles Toronto transit woes with crowdfunded shuttle service

The venture co-founded by Mr. Chang and Taylor Scullion; the two are also partners in a digital public-affairs consultancy. Mr. Chang previously worked for Tim...

Premier Wynne to reveal cabinet plans in bid to boost transparency

Toronto Sun Premier Kathleen Wynne will this week make public the written marching orders she has given each of her cabinet ministers – notes that have...

Ontario PCs to choose new leader in May

National Post The party executive met Sunday to nail down the rules for the contest to replace Tim Hudak – a race that has already drawn...

The inside track on five Ontario PC leadership contenders

The first candidate to declare, Ms. Elliott is also the most seasoned, with eight years in the legislature and a previous leadership campaign under her...

Andrea Horwath takes sharp left turn to defend embattled leadership

Toronto Sun “This isn't Tim Hudak-lite – this is Tim Hudak on speed,” Ms. Horwath said of the Liberals' planned spending cuts. “If the people of...

Andrea Horwath admits she has lessons to learn from election

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath admits she has important lessons to learn from the June election, when the party lost three seats in Toronto. Horwath...

Few easy answers as Ontario NDP seeks direction

While dissidents in the NDP's “socialist caucus” and from organized labour have done little to hide their unhappiness with Andrea Horwath, other grassroots members are...

Kathleen Wynne set to urge provinces to take lead on pension reform

Toronto Star Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will use a government-commissioned survey on pension reform to kick-start a discussion with fellow premiers Thursday – and make her...