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First Nations chiefs call on Ford government to withdraw recognition of Métis communities

By Alan S. Hale June 21, 2022

The province has landed in the middle of a conflict over territorial rights between First Nations and the Métis Nation of Ontario, with the former calling on the government to withdraw its recognition of Métis communities as rights-holding Indigenous groups.

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Grassroots NDP supporters want to wrestle party control from central command

By Alan S. Hale June 12, 2022

Disaffected New Democrats, mostly from the left wing of the party, are calling for a “complete overhaul” of the NDP to make it a progressive “movement” driven by members.

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First-ever Black MPPs elected to Ontario PC caucus

By Alan S. Hale June 7, 2022

The upcoming term will also mark the first time in Ontario’s history that representatives of the Black community sit on both the government and opposition benches.

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No hard feelings: Ontario PCs happy to have an old foe on board

By Alan S. Hale June 1, 2022

Patrick Dillom served for years as the head of Ontario Working Families — a union supergroup whose attack ads were the bane of the PCs in election campaigns past.

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‘Assault on democracy’: At least half of PC candidates skipping local debates 

By Alan S. Hale May 20, 2022

Queen’s Park Today counted 63 ridings where PC candidates have skipped debates — just over half of their total slate of 122 candidates. 

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PC staffer fired over Freedom Convoy donation suing Ford, journalists

By Sammy Hudes May 5, 2022

A Queen’s Park staffer fired for donating to the Freedom Convoy in February is suing PC Leader Doug Ford and his chief of staff, along with the Torstar journalists who broke the story, alleging her career was “destroyed” for “political gain.”

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PCs awarded for scuttling golf course redevelopment despite goal to increase housing

By Alan S. Hale April 6, 2022

Housing Minister Steve Clark is defending the awards that he and other ministers accepted from Oakville Mayor Rob Burton this week for their role in helping prevent a golf course from being redeveloped into more than 3,000 housing units

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‘One piece of a puzzle’: As PCs tout by-name lists, Ontario contends with rising homelessness

By Sammy Hudes March 25, 2022

While experts praise Ontario for taking a much-needed step to boost understanding of homelessness, many say the efforts of Premier Doug Ford’s government haven’t adequately tackled the core factors of the worsening problem.

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Most Ontario businesses in line for ‘safe employer’ rebate

By Alan S. Hale March 16, 2022

Almost every employer in Ontario is a “safe employer,” at least as far as the PC’s upcoming Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) premium refund is concerned. 

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