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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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Federal Government Awards Innovation Supercluster Funding

Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced the winners of the $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative (ISI) – part of the government’s innovation agenda. The winning superclusters come from across the country and represent key sectors the government made a priority in

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BC’s Throne Speech: Horgan starts delivering for British Columbians (and the Greens)

The British Columbia’s government delivered its second speech from the throne since forming a government with the support of the Green caucus in June. The broad strokes of the speech set up the 2018 B.C. budget to be delivered on February 20. As these things are, the

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Too soon to determine if Trudeau government’s regulatory overhaul creates clarity – and unity

The Government of Canada announced today its long-awaited regulatory overhaul of the assessment and approvals process for major natural resources projects in Canada. Spreading out across the country, key federal ministers, led by Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr,

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Ontario: Path Ahead Becoming Clear After PC Leadership Upheaval

In the span of two days, Patrick Brown resigned as leader of the Ontario PC Party, MPP Vic Fedeli was chosen as Interim Leader, and the PC Party announced it was launching a hurry-up leadership race – all as the June 7, 2018 provincial election creeps closer.

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