Category Archives: Ontario/Quebec

Three Ontario political parties pledge to end for-profit long-term care

TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic cast a spotlight on long-term care and showed that private corporations should not be in the business of elder care, say three of Ontario's four major political parties, who pledge to remove for-profit care from

Where the Ontario leaders are on the campaign trail for May 26

Here's where the leaders of Ontario's main political parties are today: ____ Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford Hamilton: Hosts a rally. 7:30 p.m. ____ NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Brampton: Announces plan to end hallway medicine. 9 a.m., Outside 1...

A determined Andrea Horwath takes on her fourth and maybe final fight as NDP leader

TORONTO — Andrea Horwath's days are quite full, as leader of Ontario's Official Opposition, so to unwind she likes to bake – though her version of downtime doesn't sound especially relaxing. The NDP leader recently had a late-night urge to whip

Promise tracker: What the Ontario parties are pitching on the campaign trail

TORONTO — A running list of election promises announced by the Progressive Conservatives, NDP, Liberals and Greens in Ontario since late March: Progressive Conservatives May 21: Build 1.5 million homes over 10 years. May 20: Invest $1 billion over thre...

Ontario political leaders pledge changes to autism program

TORONTO — Ontario's autism program has undergone four major revamps in the past six years, and has seen five different ministers in charge, and Alina Cameron just wants her daughter's over four-and-a-half year wait for treatment to be done. Fiona, 7,

Where the Ontario leaders are on the campaign trail for May 25

Here's where the leaders of Ontario's main political parties are today: ____ Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford Brampton: Makes an announcement. 10 a.m. ____ NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Toronto: Announces plan to deliver mental health care to youn...

Ontario Liberal Leader tries to make himself known, says his politics are personal

TORONTO — Anyone who has heard Steven Del Duca speak during this election campaign likely knows he has two daughters in public school, two elderly parents who want to age at home, and that his Saturday mornings include grocery shopping

Ontario party leaders talk climate plans in aftermath of weekend storm

The leaders of Ontario’s main political parties highlighted their climate plans Tuesday after a deadly weekend storm ripped across the province, offering different approaches to dealing with severe weather events that are likely to become more frequent...

Schreiner’s ‘tough yet convivial’ persona resonates with Ontario voters, rivals

HUNTSVILLE, ONT. — Mike Schreiner has built up a reputation among political watchers as a likable, sharp and down-to-earth politician since he was elected as Ontario’s first provincial Green four years ago, and that perception made its way to a

Ontario parties attach different price tags to pledge to boost student grants

TORONTO — Three of Ontario's four main parties are pledging to reverse cuts to the province's student assistance program, but they've all attached different price tags to the promise.  The program that converted many student loans to grants and made tu...