The gap between the parties of Andrea Horwath and Kathleen Wynne isn’t great, but there is so much anger against the premier and her party that those who hold Liberal sympathies but are unwilling to vote Liberal might possibly throw their support behind the New Democrats. Indeed, that’s what Ontario’s elementary teachers’ union has done. Photo by John Lappa/Sudbury Star

EDITORIAL: Horwath is the one to watch

Andrea Horwath’s chances of becoming the next premier of Ontario are better than incumbent Kathleen Wynne’s, but she and the New Democrats have much road to cover if they’re to match the commanding lead held by the Progressive Conservatives and Doug Ford.

A rural road in Chatham-Kent is blocked as a turbine blade is transported to its destination in the former Chatham Township, in this file photo from August 2017. The Ontario Liberals have vilified Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford for his remarks about developing the Greenbelt that surrounds the GTA, but why hasn’t Premier Kathleen Wynne expressed the same worry over the rest of Ontario where some of the best farmland in Canada has been pockmarked with wind farms? File photo/Postmedia Network

EDITORIAL: Why is farmland near GTA more sacred?

The Greenbelt that surrounds Toronto and the GTA became part of the election campaign discussion when it was learned that Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford had assured developers that, if elected, a Ford government would allow part of that protected land to be open for development.

Doug Ford (left), leader of the PC Party of Ontario, drops by the PC Party offices in Queen's Park in Toronto on March 12, 2018. Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne (right) talks to media after appearing as a witness in the Election Act bribery trial in Sudbury Wednesday on Sept. 13, 2017. The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: We need sound policy, not sound bites

When Mitchell Hepburn was elected Ontario’s Premier in 1934, among the first things he did was fulfill an election promise – to auction off to the highest bidder the provincial government’s limousines, the big autos that had been used by the previous government and its Cabinet ministers.

Members of the Geography Environment Club and the Social Justice Club at London’s Catholic Central High School collected over 700 water bottles from school blue boxes during a one-month period in 2011. They did so to demonstrate to fellow students just how much plastic is used and how much money is wasted because they have several water fountains throughout the school. The group was selling re-usable water bottles during the period of Lent. Proceeds would help sponsor a well in Africa. File photo/Postmedia Network

EDITORIAL: Difficult to give up plastic

During the recent period of Lent, when some Christians choose to reduce their consumption – whether food, alcohol or something else – we heard some were also attempting to give up their use of plastic … although giving up food for a day or two would probably have been easier.

Jennifer Heil. (File photo)

Despite success, women less active in sport

As we’ve witnessed over the past two weeks, Olympic athletes must manage extraordinary pressure to perform when it matters the most. My experience of skiing — and overcoming that pressure — in multiple Winter Olympics allows me, in my role as a CBC commentator, to express what skiers re going through when they burst onto the course and aim for the