Category Archives: Ontario/Quebec

Doug Ford facing key issue for new government as education workers gear up to bargain

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has not even named a new cabinet, fresh off his majority election victory, and one of the biggest challenges his new government will face is already staring him down. Four of the five major education

Ontario COVID adviser wanted masking extension, Moore says time to shift to guidance

TORONTO — The scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 advisory group and the Ontario Hospital Association say provincial mask mandates for hospitals should have been extended beyond their weekend expiry date, but the province's top doctor says it's t...

Ontario election result prompts renewed calls for electoral reform

Advocacy groups are renewing calls for electoral reform in Ontario after Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives were re-elected with another majority last week despite historically low voter turnout and most voters casting ballots for other parties – th...

Carlos Leitao adds his name to the list of Quebec Liberals not running this fall

MONTREAL — A former Quebec finance minister is adding his name to the list of prominent Liberals who aren't running in the fall provincial election. Carlos Leitao told Radio-Canada he won't vie for a third term in the western Montreal riding

Independent challenger Bobbi Ann Brady ends PCs’ long hold on southern Ontario riding

One of Ontario's newest elected representatives has a wealth of political experience, is a kickboxing champion on the side, and gets a lot of her best thinking done on her riding lawn mower. Meet Bobbi Ann Brady, the first independent in

Voter turnout hits all-time low for Ontario election

The majority of eligible voters in Ontario did not cast a ballot in Thursday's election, leading to the worst turnout in the province's history as the Progressive Conservatives secured a second majority government.  Unofficial results from Elections On...

Doug Ford pitches message of unity after securing second majority in Ontario

TORONTO — Hours after being handed a second majority government even larger than his first, Ontario Premier Doug Ford delivered a message of unity Friday to supporters new and old, as well as those who don't support him at all. The

Steven Del Duca, a largely unknown leader, couldn’t remake the Ontario Liberals

TORONTO — Steven Del Duca is gone before most Ontarians ever got to know him.  The Liberal leader stepped down Thursday night after his party again failed to secure official party status and he was unable to win his own seat

Ex-NDP Leader Andrea Horwath a fixture of Ontario politics for over a decade

For Andrea Horwath, the fourth time wasn't the charm.  The Hamiltonian who helmed Ontario's New Democratic Party for 13 years started off the campaign hoping to form government, and ended it by stepping down Thursday night, despite securing Official Op...

Ontario Liberals lose leader after failing to secure official party status again

TORONTO — Ontario's Liberals suffered a triple whammy on Thursday, losing their leader after failing to secure official party status once again and placing a distant third in a provincial election that saw the party fail to rebuild from its