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Doug Ford Delivers Majority Government for Ontario PC Party

After twenty-eight days of a sometimes bruising campaign, Ontarians have voted for a new government after fifteen years of Liberal leadership under Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne. Premier-designate Doug Ford will now form the next government of Ontario, bringing home a win after four previous Progressive Conservative

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Ontario Election: What happens if no party wins a majority of seats?

So what happens if neither Doug Ford nor Andrea Horwath win a majority government but simply a plurality of seats? We know that the Ontario Liberals and Premier Kathleen Wynne have already signaled that they have no hope of winning government on June 7.  However, it is

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Can Ontario’s 1990 election provide clues for 2018?

Conventional and social media focus on the three parties contesting the Ontario election, and particularly on the Provincial Leaders and their relative popularity.  But we don’t elect parties or leaders in our parliamentary system: as voters, Ontarians elect local representatives (MPPs).  Whichever party does the best job

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Ontario PC’s 2018 Platform

“Plan for the People” Economic Policy Healthcare Policy Education Policy Infrastructure & Transit Natural Resources & Energy Environment Governance & Accountability Public Safety

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Ontario parties pursue very different strategies in the home stretch of Election 2018

As Ontario enters the home stretch of the provincial election campaign, it seems all but certain that a new party will form government. We continue to see the rise and momentum of Andrea Horwath’s NDP, at the expense of both Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals and Doug Ford’s PC’s,

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Ontario Liberals 2018 Platform: Quick Reference Guide

Economic Policy Healthcare Policy Education Policy Infrastructure & Transit   Natural Resources & Energy Environment Labour Policy

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Ontario Election Week 3: The Midway Mark

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already at the midway mark of the 2018 election campaign. As we reach the midway point, the ballot question we highlighted last week of “what kind of change do you want” is driving polls.  We continue to see the rise and

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Ontario Election 2018 – Week 2: The Ballot Question Shifts

As week two of the Ontario election campaign progresses, there is a palpable shift happening in the ballot question from ‘Do you want change?’ to ‘What kind of change do you want?’.  That’s bad news if you’re the Liberals, potentially good news for the NDP, and casts

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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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