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Ontario Election 2018 – 15 Years of Liberal Government in the Balance

The formal start of an election, with the premier making a visit to the Lieutenant General to call for an election, is generally treated as big deal in Ontario politics. But this time, the start of the 42nd Ontario general election feels like an afterthought. 2018 has

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Ontario NDP 2018 Platform: Quick Reference Guide

Key Priorities: “Five changes for the better” Provide drug and dental coverage for all Ontarians End hallway medicine and fix seniors care Cut hydro bills 30% by bringing Hydro One back into public hands Convert student loans into grants and create co-op jobs Protect middle class families

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New Democrats deploy a progressive vision as the seventh player on the ice

The offer that Ontario’s New Democrats will be making to the province’s voters this spring got some definition today. This afternoon, Andrea Horwath rolled out her party’s platform to an audience in Toronto and on Facebook Live. Referring to the plan as one that “puts people at

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Ontario Liberal Budget Pledges New Spending to Woo Progressive Voters Ahead of June Election

With only 10 weeks to go until the June 7 provincial election, today the Ontario Liberals introduced an election-ready budget that is intended to draw voter support by committing to new social policy initiatives that underscores the Liberals’ campaign theme of “fairness and opportunity.” As the Liberals

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Doug Ford Elected Ontario PC Party Leader

After hours of deliberation between organizing committee officials and leadership candidates, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party selected former City of Toronto Councillor and mayoral candidate Doug Ford as its new Leader, turning the page on what has been one of the most tumultuous chapters in Ontario political

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Budget 2018: The Clean Up, Set Up and #TimesUp Budget

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has presented his third budget, the next to last before the 2019 election. First, the budget cleans up several hanging issues from previous budgets and government actions, which are summarized below. Second, the budget sets up several important themes for the Liberal

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Ontario PC Party Leadership Race Breakdown

Months before the provincial election, the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PCPO) has been thrust into the spotlight following the resignation of Patrick Brown and the launch of one of the most condensed leadership processes in Canadian political history. The on-again, off-again Brown leadership has created an

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Dr. Helena Jaczek replaces Dr. Eric Hoskins as Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins has resigned as Minister and MPP. He announced his resignation through a statement posted on twitter. Hoskins is expected to be appointed by the Federal Government to lead the development of a national pharmacare strategy. His replacement will

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Navigating the post OMB world

Ontario’s land use planning approvals system is changing signficantly under Bill 139.  Municipalities will have increased control over the policies that they implement and the decisions they administer. That means big changes for developers in Ontario. This presentation highlights some of these changes and was delivererd to

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StrategyCorp boundary review results in Tecumseh ward changes

Following a review of its ward boundaries, led by SCI Principal John Matheson and Director Mike Varey, the Town of Tecumseh will be changing its boundaries for the 2018 municipal election to ensure fairer representation for residents. Blackburn news highlighted the changes in a recent article, which

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