Friday , 24 March 2023

Politics

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Even without strong powers, mayors find a way to get things done

Anyone following the debate around Ontario’s proposed Bill 39, which would permit the mayors of Toronto and Ottawa to exercise “strong mayor” powers,...

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John Best and Bill Kelly discuss the Parliamentary and Ontario Legislature sessions just ended

Both Parliament and the Ontario Legislature held their final sessions of the year and both will take lengthy breaks. Parliament will resume sitting...

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Speaker could not resolve dispute between Gould and Lewis

The speaker of the House of Commons was unable to sort out the truth in a nasty confrontation between Burlington MP Karina Gould...

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Angus Reid: Ford government under criticism but voting intentions unchanged

The latest data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute shows mounting dissatisfaction with Premier Doug Ford’s government. On cost of living, health care,...

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Poilievre loses in first electoral test as leader

In his first electoral test since become leader of the Conservative Party, Pierre Poilievre came up short. Former Ontario Liberal Treasurer Charles Sousa...

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Karina Gould and Leslyn Lewis square off in nasty exchange in Commons

There was a tense moment this past week in the House of Commons when Gould, the Minister for Families, Children and Social Development...

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Queens Park takes Christmas break after rowdy fall session

The Ontario Legislature wound up its fall session this week and it marked the end of what had been a consequential session. In...

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MPP Donna Skelly, Deputy Speaker of the Ontario Legislature

Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP Donna Skelly was recently elected Deputy Speaker of the Ontario Legislature. In that role she is also the chair of the...

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Former Hamiltonian takes over as Mayor of Central Elgin

Andrew Sloan, well known to many Hamiltonians, from his days as head of communications and government relations at Dofasco, has been sworn in...

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Doug Ford Slams Mississauga Mayor over Bill 23

At the end of an announcement about provincial and federal  funding to municipal transit systems, Premier Doug Ford took off on a rant...