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Housing tool or ‘minority rule’: Toronto City Hall Watcher weighs in on Tory’s new powers

By Allison Smith November 24, 2022

Queen’s Park Today’s publisher Allison Smith sat down with Matt Elliott, publisher of City Hall Watcher and Toronto Star columnist, to get his take on how the PC’s latest strong mayor move will shake out.

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‘Reeks of a favour for a friend’: PCs make surprise change to York Region official plan that benefits Aurora developer

By Alan S. Hale November 11, 2022

Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas was shocked Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark went over council's head and changed York Region’s official plan to allow a development the town rejected. 

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Alberta disability workers hopeful with new minister at the helm

By Catherine Griwkowsky October 26, 2022

Community disability workers are hopeful new Seniors, Community and Social Services Minister Jeremy Nixon will take action on long-standing calls for raises in the sector.

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Ontario gambling that feds will allow new gas plants despite net-zero targets

By Alan S. Hale October 21, 2022

Ontario has a lot riding on the outcome of the federal government’s forthcoming Clean Electricity Regulations, which will govern how Canada will alter its power grid to ensure net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 

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‘Fight for it’: ODSP appeal backlog keeps denied applicants waiting years for benefits

By Sammy Hudes October 14, 2022

Despite the Ford government raising ODSP rates by five per cent following the Ontario election, one recipient says the application process leaves potential clients “to fight for it to prove you really need it.” 

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‘Frankly ridiculous’: Anjali Appadurai responds to NDP claims of ‘hostile takeover’

By Alec Lazenby October 12, 2022

Accusations have been floating for weeks that Anjali Appadurai’s campaign has been drawing in card-carrying Greens to support her bid for NDP leader. In an interview with BC Today on Tuesday, Appadurai said any claims of a hostile takeover were “frankly ridiculous.”

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UCP dissident Leela Aheer hopes to stay in the running

By Catherine Griwkowsky September 28, 2022

Polls that place Leela Aheer among the least likely to win the UCP leadership race aren’t fazing the candidate.

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Dispute over Métis rights escalates as new paper attacks evidence underpinning provincial recognition

By Alan S. Hale September 15, 2022

In his latest research paper, former St. Mary’s University professor Darryl Leroux sets out six criteria he argues must be met for the Abitibi-Inland Métis community to reach “the minimum threshold for a distinctive community,” all of which he argued the evidence provided by the MNO had failed to meet.

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