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Ontario Election Results

Premier Kathleen Wynne has won a majority parliament and will form the next provincial government.

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Ontario Election Week 4

As we hit the one-month mark in the campaign, the race between the Liberals and PCs remains a relatively close one, with the NDP still working to find their voice.

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Ontario Campaign Week 3: Air War Begins with a Whimper

This week the air war began with a whimper. Where the previous weeks dished up juicy policies, the television ads unleashed were more strategic than memorable. Each party stuck to its core message, trying to use the power of paid broadcast media to entrench its established direction.

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Ontario Campaign Week 2: Campaigns Positioning for the Coming Air War

This week, the strategy of each campaign began to take shape. All three parties have used their policy proposals, and their reactions to their opponents’ positions, to position themselves for the election.

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IMFG Paper Series: Provincial-Municipal Relations in Ontario: Approaching an Inflection Point

In Ontario, the history of provincial-municipal relations has progressed from the Baldwin Act of 1849 and the Depression years, to postwar boom and the tumultuous Local Services Realignment of the 1990s.

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Public Private Collaboration at the 8th GCC Municipal Conference – Abu Dhabi, UAE

StrategyCorp's John Matheson speaks at the 8th GCC Municipal Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The Globe and Mail

Four reasons why Ontario will be better off without the LCBO

The PC white paper policy that has achieved the most reaction is the plan to reform the government-owned liquor monopoly.

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Right Direction, Wrong Goal: Groom Canada Post for Privatization

While the recent five-point plan released by Canada Post is a step in the right direction, its timelines are unambitious and its ultimate goal underachieving.

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Ontario needs fundamental change not a fight over austerity vs. stimulus

In the debate over the proper policy course for governments to assist in getting our economy out of its current doldrums, economists, politicians and policy wonks have essentially split into two camps.

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How Harper can win again

Mid-way through its mandate, the Harper government faces its most serious challenge since the opposition attempt to form a coalition in late 2008.

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Ontario needs to think about investing in infrastructure

Governments around the world face an infrastructure challenge. Ontario is no different.


Ontario’s minority Liberals take budget plans public in bid to stave off trip to polls

StrategyCorp's John Duffy weighs in.

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Why the Ontario Progressive Conservatives are the party of ideas

Of the three major parties, only one appears to have finally decided to grapple with reality.

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Does the Liberal party have a future in Canada?: YES

John Duffy debated the resolution: The Liberal Party has no future in Canadian politics.

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Power Play: Ontario Throne Speech

Premier Wynne sets province's agenda.

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Wynne’s challenge: Offer Ontario a genuine menu of change

Seeing what lies ahead in the currently jumbled political situation.

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Everything you need to know about Rob Ford’s court battle

John Duffy weighs in on Rob Ford's upcoming court hearing.

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McGuinty chooses change, one last time

Premier Dalton McGuinty’s exit leaves his government midway through a major transformation and suddenly leaderless.

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McGuinty’s strategic failures and successes

Though it may have seemed sudden, the resignation of Dalton McGuinty should come not come as a surprise.

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Resigning as a Leader

The Insiders talk about the surprise resignation of Dalton McGuinty.

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin: The End of the Red Road?

Bob Rae will not seek out the Liberal leadership. Only a handful of the 35 Liberal MPs in Ottawa have indicated they'll take a run at the helm.

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Women: Transforming Leadership?

Political and business worlds see more and more women in prominent leadership positions.

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Hudak seeks to unlock the power of Ontario pension funds

Governments across the world are faced with a terrible tradeoff between austerity and public services.