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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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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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