Your Trusted News Source

Welcome to
Parliament Today

We occasionally publish unpaywalled stories we believe are worth sharing. Subscribe today to get these and other Parliament Today stories in your inbox, every day.

Politics Today Archives

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.

Read More

Patrick Brown rival banking on diverse support, lack of baggage in Brampton race

By Alan S. Hale September 14, 2022

Brampton mayoral candidate Nikki Kaur has attracted the support of some well-connected advisors, including Doug Ford-ally and pollster Nick Kouvalis, who is serving as a senior advisor for her campaign.

Read More

As 7-Eleven ekes out liquor licence approvals, Ford’s office rules out tearing up master agreement with the Beer Store

By Alan S. Hale August 23, 2022

7-Eleven is winning its fight to sell booze in Ontario. Since February, the U.S.-based convenience store chain has been quietly piling up victories at the Licensing Appeal Tribunal, which has ordered the province’s alcohol regulator to issue liquor licences to seven of its stores.

Read More

Ontario’s assessment-heavy approach only ‘first step’ in climate change adaptation, warns report

By Palak Mangat August 22, 2022

Published last week by Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal analysis describes an 'adaptation deficit' in Ontario.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

‘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. 

Read More