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.
The latest alarm over Ontario’s debt and deficit isn’t being raised by a political leader but by a debt-rating agency.
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.
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.
The political left is having trouble digesting the rise of populism around the world.
If the Progressive Conservatives were looking for a silk purse out of the sow’s ear delivered with the sexual impropriety charges levelled at Patrick Brown and his abrupt resignation as leader, wisdom would dictate proceeding with a caution rarely exhibited.
With the recent appointment of a “minister for loneliness,” Britain captured the world’s attention.
It’s really not that hard to issue a handful of social media posts. Every single day, millions of Canadians manage to pull it off. They post on Facebook, they post on Twitter, they post on Instagram and other platforms.
We aren’t going to pick apart Premier Kathleen Wynne’s pre-election cabinet shuffle because the problem with the Liberal Titanic is the captain, not the crew.