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Kathleen Wynne's modest blueprint for attacking precarious work: Walkom

Precarious work is the scourge of our time. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promises to do something about it. We shall see what. Wynne says she'll...

Wynne defends 25% hydro rate cut: 'All of those costs were on the ...

Premier Kathleen Wynne is making no apologies for the Liberals' 25 per cent hydro rate cuts that a legislative watchdog warns will cost at least...

Andrea Horwath's NDP returns to its progressive roots: Cohn ...

The true godsend, as New Democrats find religion again, has been the Liberal sell-off of Hydro One, which progressives deem heresy.and more »...

A year of reckoning for Brown, Horwath: Hepburn

Ontario NDP provincial leader Andrea Horwath, left, and Conservative leader Patrick Brown speak after meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne's regarding the political fundraising debate at...

Wynne taps Naidoo-Harris to be early years and child care minister

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Wednesday that Naidoo-Harris, who had been charged with overseeing the soon-to-be-defunct Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, is getting new responsibilities. “Access to...

Transit and power bills head Scarborough-Rouge River byelection issues

Although Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne's government trailed the PCs by 13 points in a Forum Research poll this week and her own popularity ranks below...

Tim Hudak quitting provincial politics to lead Ontario Real Estate Association

Tim Hudak is quitting provincial politics two years after being ousted as Progressive Conservative leader over the drubbing his party suffered in the 2014 election.

NDP's Andrea Horwath gets close-up of Scarborough's transportation woes

There has to be a better way to get downtown from northeast Scarborough, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Monday after a TTC trip of almost...

Wynne calls byelection in Scarborough–Rouge River

Premier Kathleen Wynne set the date Wednesday in the wake of veteran Liberal Bas Balkissoon's sudden resignation March 22 – the same day former Toronto...

Cost of canning Ontario Retirement Pension Plan more than justified: Editorial

And it's a plan that arguably never would have happened had Premier Kathleen Wynne not played her hand so forcefully with Ottawa and other provinces...

Ontario spent $70 million on scrapped pension plan

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has said the province had no choice but to move forward on its pension plan. “There was a 50-50 chance we...

Wynne wants to spark up a conversation with fellow premiers about legalized pot

WHITEHORSE—As Canada's provincial and territorial leaders gather for their annual summer conference, Premier Kathleen Wynne wants the inside dope from her colleagues about legalized recreational...

Kathleen Wynne urges Pokémon Go players to keep their heads up

Pokémon Go players should keep their heads up and their eyes open for more than just elusive Zapdos or Mew. Premier Kathleen Wynne is urging...

John Robarts and Kathleen Wynne shared a passion for pensions: Cohn

Former Progressive Conservative premier John Robarts stressed that in 1963 that if other provinces were interested in a pension plan, a reciprocal arrangement could result.

Ontario Progressive Conservatives hold lead but Liberals closing gap in new poll

Patrick Brown's Tories are at 42 per cent, ahead of Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals at 35 per cent, Andrea Horwath's NDP at 17 per cent,...

Christine Elliott shifts from politics to patients

She ran once in 2009, losing to Tim Hudak. She tried again in 2015, and despite the support of most of her caucus, she lost...

Canada Pension Plan revamp popular across country, poll suggests

Indeed, in Ontario, both Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath immediately embraced the CPP changes, thereby ensuring pension reform will not...

Vocal parent lobby gets action as Ontario backs off controversial autism changes, boosts services

The changes are “a victory for families” and proof that speaking up and protesting can pay dividends, said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. “Parents and children...

Why this minister quit Kathleen Wynne's cabinet (and is proud of it)

Just moments after Ted McMeekin was officially replaced in Kathleen Wynne's cabinet, senior communications adviser Mark Cripps held up two freshly printed pages. The pages...

Kathleen Wynne slams Donald Trump as 'dangerous for Canada'

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is a danger to Canada and the world, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said in Washington on Thursday in an unusual foray...

Premier Wynne plans to shuffle Ontario's Liberal cabinet halfway through mandate.

Liberal politicians in Ontario are making sure their phones are fully charged as Premier Kathleen Wynne makes calls to let people know who's in —...

Was Premier Kathleen Wynne's apology to First Nations the right move?

CBC.caMs. Wynne's apology to the First Nations for past abuses would have been far more convincing if it had not occurred on the same day...

Why Kathleen Wynne is deceptively unpopular: Cohn

Mid-term blues have hit Ontario's Liberal government hard. Voters are giving the opposition a second look. Kathleen Wynne is waning in the polls. At the...

Kathleen Wynne offers indigenous people 'a formal apology for the abuses of the past'

Premier Kathleen Wynne formally apologized Monday for the mistreatment of indigenous peoples and pledged to right the wrongs from one of the darkest chapters in...

Wildrose attack on Wynne backfires: Steward

National PostOntario Premier Kathleen Wynne found herself at the centre of a major political explosion in Alberta last week that left her unscathed but delivered...

Ontario party leaders should focus their attentions at home: Cohn

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath stays closer to home, but wades deeper into world affairs, courting controversy while cultivating local voters. This month she rendered her...

Wynne defends raids of illegal weed dispensaries

Premier Kathleen Wynne: For months she has been expressing concern about the plethora of storefront drug dealers exploiting the fact that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will not phase out natural gas for home heating

But in her strongest statement yet on the issue, Wynne called the report “false,” and said natural gas will “absolutely” be used to heat Ontario...

Private member's bill over boycott of Israel defeated by MPPs

After an emotional debate Thursday while Premier Kathleen Wynne was in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on a trade mission, a private member's bill from Progressive...

Kathleen Wynne talks trade with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is being greeted in the Middle East more like a visiting head of state than a provincial leader on a trade...

Liberals' legislation bans union, corporate donations, reforms fundraising in Ontario

Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals are banning union and corporate donations, lowering contribution limits for individuals, and introducing partial public funding for parties. In the wake...

Kathleen Wynne promises to ban daycare waitlist fees

Ontario will ban daycare waitlist fees in new provincial regulations to be posted “very soon,” Premier Kathleen Wynne says. Wynne made the commitment in the...

Wynne pressed to reveal name of second MPP in sex harassment allegations

Pressure is mounting on Premier Kathleen Wynne to identify a second Liberal MPP she has “dealt with” on sexual harassment matters. Wynne's decision to reveal...

Andrea Horwath's stand on sexual harassment is all about politics: DiManno

Presumably Andrea Horwath has never been inside a jock-strap den of iniquity, as clearly she believes locker rooms to be. That was the analogy the...

Kathleen Wynne won't budge on naming Liberal MPPs in sex harassment incidents

Premier Kathleen Wynne is clinging to secrecy under renewed pressure to reveal which Liberal MPPs were taken to task for sexual harassment. Wynne sent one...

Kathleen Wynne trails Patrick Brown in approval ratings, Forum poll shows

A Forum Research survey, conducted April 25, showed 24 per cent of respondents identified PC Leader Patrick Brown, right, as the leader who would make...

Andrea Horwath captive of NDP's corporate gambit: Cohn

Contrary to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath's previous public denials, her expensive party headquarters in downtown Toronto has been underwritten for years by major unions acting...

Kathleen Wynne says Andrea Horwath stalling on reforms because of Cornerstone ties

The NDP appears to be stalling on political fundraising reforms because of its financial ties to the Ontario Cornerstone Leadership Corporation, charges Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Kathleen Wynne says Andrea Horwath stalling on reforms because of Cornerstone ties

“It certainly raises the question for me (that) maybe that's why there hasn't been as much uptake of the discussion on substance,” the premier said...

Andrea Horwath captive of NDP's corporate gambit: Cohn

Now, after reading the revelations in Wednesday's Star about the NDP's secretive shareholder structure — by which unions bankroll its party headquarters — it's easier...

Kathleen Wynne to release Andrew Loku SIU report in 'coming days'

Premier Kathleen Wynne will ensure the release of the secret Special Investigations Unit report into the Toronto police shooting death of Andrew Loku within the...

No timeframe for release of Andrew Loku SIU report, Premier Kathleen Wynne says

Speaking just days after 10 families of people killed by police and a number of prominent Ontarians told the Star that all of the police...

Premier Kathleen Wynne says Andrew Loku SIU report will be made public

All I mean by that is that where there are privacy considerations, where there are issues that need to be considered, I need to know...

Kathleen Wynne calls for MPP 'code of conduct' in wake of Jack MacLaren's crude joke

Premier Kathleen Wynne is proposing a “code of conduct” for MPPs after Progressive Conservative member Jack MacLaren's sexist comments about a female Liberal MP. Wynne's...

Kathleen Wynne to meet Patrick Brown, Andrea Horwath on fundraising reforms

. Days after the Star's Martin Regg Cohn revealed Liberal cabinets ministers have secret annual fundraising targets of up to $500,000 each, Wynne stepped up...

Just 20% of Ontario voters approve of job Wynne is doing as premier: Poll

Brown has been PC leader since last May, when he took the helm after Tim Hudak stepped down in the wake of the party's comprehensive...

Liz Sandals grilled over $300M cost to set up benefits trusts for teachers, school staff

“It's another example of this government not being honest with Ontarians,” NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said after Sandals insisted the money will cut benefits costs...

Kathleen Wynne proud of government role in ketchup kerfuffle

. “When Heinz left Leamington and got out of the ketchup business in southwest Ontario, our government worked with a new company, (Highbury) Canco, to...

What Kathleen Wynne was thinking when she saw the now-infamous 'pink blob'

I was just watching kids do a science experiment, so it was a great opportunity to talk to some young people about what their future...

Kathleen Wynne unveils plan to expand supermarket wine sales

(blog) (blog)“Finally,” Premier Kathleen Wynne said Thursday at a Longo's supermarket in Leaside. “Ontarians will soon be able to buy...