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

JOHN DUFFY, The Globe and Mail: To make sense of the political signals emitting from this weekend’s Liberal leadership convention – and to see what lies ahead in the currently jumbled political situation – it’s helpful to keep an eye on the principal bouncing ball: change. Read

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Kathleen Wynne Elected Liberal Party Leader and will be Ontario’s First Woman Premier

The Ontario Liberal leadership campaign concluded today with a dramatic third ballot showdown between contenders Sandra Pupatello and Kathleen Wynne. Wynne emerged as the victor on the final ballot with 1,150 convention delegates to Pupatello’s 866. The head-to-head final ballot materialized over the course of the afternoon

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

JOHN LORINC, The Globe and Mail: StrategyCorp’s John Duffy weighs in on Rob Ford’s upcoming court hearing. Read full article >>

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McGuinty’s strategic failures and successes

J.C. BOURQUE, The Globe and Mail: Though it may have seemed sudden, the resignation of Dalton McGuinty should come not come as a surprise. It has been clear for some time that the McGuinty government is well past its best-before date. At the very end of multi-term

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McGuinty chooses change, one last time

JOHN DUFFY, The Globe and Mail: Premier Dalton McGuinty’s exit leaves his government, and Canada’s largest province, midway through a major transformation and suddenly leaderless. Ontario is six months into the immense governmental restructuring initiative kicked off with last February’s Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public

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Resigning as a Leader

JOHN DUFFY, The National: The Insiders talk about the surprise resignation of Dalton McGuinty. Watch video >>

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

JOHN DUFFY, TVO: 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. Watch video >>

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Women: Transforming Leadership?

JOHN DUFFY, TVO – Political and business worlds see more and more women in prominent leadership positions. The Agenda examines if this development is changing our perception of what makes a leader. Watch video »

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Hudak seeks to unlock the power of Ontario pension funds

J.C. BOURQUE, The Globe and Mail: Governments across the world are faced with a terrible tradeoff between austerity and public services. Stimulus programs have run their course but tepid growth has outlasted the ability of sovereign and sub-sovereign balance sheets to continue deficit spending. This is particularly

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Ontario Liberals must not abandon infrastructure

J.C. BOURQUE, The Globe and Mail – In the upcoming provincial budget, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan will apparently delay billion of dollars in infrastructure spending. He contends this will save “hundreds of millions of dollars of interest cost.” This makes little sense from either a public policy

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