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Op-Ed: What in the world were Ontarians thinking this election?

Toronto - After breaking many promises, wasting billions of dollars, putting the province deeper into debt and being put under criminal investigation, Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals were rewarded with a majority government. What’s wrong with Ontario?

Op-Ed: Failure of leadership in highest levels of government

Ottawa - First there was the nearly $600 million in misspent funds for phantom gas plants in Ontario. Then the second-most important person in federal politics steps down for his role in the biggest spending scandal since sponsorship.

Op-Ed: Why can't Dalton McGuinty apologize for wasting $585 million?

Toronto - The word sorry is hardly ever used in federal, provincial/state or local politics. Instead, politicians like to plead ignorance or label their decisions as mistakes. The same can be applied to former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Glen Murray drops out of Ontario Liberal leadership race

Toronto - Glen Murray, a former Winnipeg Mayor and Cabinet Minister, announced Thursday that he is ending his bid for the Ontario Liberal leadership nomination. Instead, he will be endorsing frontrunner Kathleen Wynne.

Kathleen Wynne stresses centrist stance in Liberal leadership bid Special

Toronto - Speaking from her Don Valley West provincial riding, Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament and former cabinet minister Kathleen Wynne announced her intentions to run for the Liberal leadership after Premier Dalton McGuinty announced his resignation.

Minister Kathleen Wynne steps down from Queen's Park cabinet post

Toronto - Ontario Aboriginal and Municipal Affairs Minister Kathleen Wynne announced her resignation from the cabinet Thursday. The Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament is expected to officially launch her campaign for the party leadership Monday.

Ontario Liberal leadership convention to be held in late January

Toronto - One week after Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that he was stepping down, the Liberal Party announced that it will hold its leadership convention at the end of January at a yet-to-be-determined location.

Proroguing Queen's Park 'not first choice', ministers mull run Special

Toronto - Cabinet Ministers Kathleen Wynne and Deb Matthews, who are both considered top contenders for the Ontario Liberal leadership, spoke to the media Wednesday regarding the prorogation of Queen's Park and the upcoming leadership race.

Op-Ed: The sad, pitiful legacy of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty

Toronto - To the surprise of his ardent supporters and fierce opponents, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Monday evening that he will be stepping down as premier after serving as the Liberal leader for 16 years and premier for nine years.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty steps down

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made a surprise announcement Monday evening at Queen's Park that he was stepping down after nine years as the Canadian province's leader.

Ontario Premier heads trip to China to promote food, clean-tech

Toronto - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will head a trade mission to China in a few months that will highlight the province's clean technology and agri-food industries. He made the announcement in an out-of-focus YouTube video.

Does the mafia influence Ontario's politicians, justice system?

Toronto - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has "no reason to believe" that 'Ndrangheta, an Italian mafia, has infiltrated the province's elected officials, the criminal justice system and law enforcement. Former RCMP chief superintendent Ben Soave thinks otherwise.

Ontario New Democrats surging in the polls, Liberals lose support

Toronto - It seems the province of Ontario's two opposition parties are garnering the support from voters. A new poll suggests that the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democrats are tied for the first, with Andrea Horwath's NDP surging in public opinion.

Ontario deficit falls to $13 billion, PCs call reduction charade

Toronto - Is it time to celebrate at Queen's Park? New budget figures show that the deficit in Ontario has shrunk by $3.3 billion to $13 billion, but the opposing Progressive Conservatives called the numbers a deception.

Op-Ed: Why Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak must step down to beat Liberals

Toronto - Before you know it, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party could become the second Official Opposition party behind Andrea Horwath's New Democrats. If Tim Hudak stays on any longer as the provincial Tory leader, this could be the party's fate.

Ontario PCs want Queen's Park to get out of liquor business

Toronto - Is it time for the Ontario government to reduce its role in the selling of liquor? The Ontario Progressive Conservatives told reporters Wednesday in Toronto that the provincial Tories would update the liquor laws.

If Ont. Premier calls an election get ready for Doug Ford to run

Toronto - As the talks of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty calling a summer election intensify, Doug Ford, rookie city councillor and Mayor Rob Ford's brother, will be ready to run for Tim Hudak and the Progressive Conservatives.

Will Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty call a summer election?

Toronto - Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty issued a stern statement late Thursday afternoon after the opposition parties united to "gut the government's budget bill." The three-term premier warned of a snap election if the budget is not supported.

Moody's downgrades Ontario's rating to Aa1 with stable outlook

Toronto - Moody's Investors Service announced Thursday afternoon that it has downgraded the province of Ontario's issuer and debt rating from Aa2 with positive outlook to Aa1 with a stable outlook due to lack of economic growth and burdensome debt.

15,000 union workers rally against Ontario's 'austerity' budget Special

Toronto - An estimated 15,000 union members and representatives gathered at Queen's Park in Toronto Saturday to protest against Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Liberal government's budget, which many claim is a form of austerity.

Ontario NDP launches hotline to give taxpayers voice on budget

Toronto - Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, has launched a 1-855 hotline number and website in order for taxpayers to have a say on Premier Dalton McGuinty's budget, which was released this week.

Future Ontario solar, wind project prices lower: Energy Ministry Special

Toronto - Chris Bentley, Ontario Energy Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament for London West, visited Toronto's Ryerson University Thursday to announce lowered rates for future wind and solar energy projects.

Poll: Ontario Liberals hold lead over Tim Hudak's Conservatives

Toronto - Although Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty isn't the most popular premier in Canada, he has gained support in the province. This increased support comes five months following the contentious Ontario election.

Poll: Most Torontonians want province to take over transit

Toronto - With Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at odds with his colleagues at city hall, a new poll suggests that the best way to resolve the transit issue in the city is to have the provincial government take control over Toronto transit.

Ontario Premier: Budget will formally respond to Drummond Report Special

Toronto - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty spoke in Toronto's Leaside area Thursday to promote his government's Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit. He also spoke briefly about the Drummond Report and other issues facing the province.

Poll: Bob Rae top choice for Canadian Liberal Party leadership

Toronto - A new poll suggests that voters believe Canadian Member of Parliament and interim Liberal Party leader Bob Rae would be the best person to lead the federal party. Rae has been quiet on whether or not he will seek the party's leadership.

Poll: Ontario, Quebec Premiers voted least popular in Canada

Toronto - A new study released this week suggests that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Quebec Premier Jean Charest are the least popular premiers in Canada. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is the most popular.

Ontario: Queen's Park cool to landfill tax suggestion

Toronto - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario suggested yesterday at a press conference for the release of his Annual Report that a landfill tax would be his preferred choice for increasing waste diversion in Ontario. Others aren't so sure.

Op-Ed: Ontario should brace for cuts ahead of March 2012 budget

Toronto - Ontario's political leaders need to be straightforward with Ontarians about the potential extent of necessary budget cuts to begin dealing with a growing $16B deficit.

Will PC leader Tim Hudak trigger early Ont. election next year?

Toronto - Will Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak pull the plug on Dalton McGuinty's governing Liberals? That's the talk that is going around Queen's Park as the 40th Ontario Legislature convenes.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (L) and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty delivering a speech.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty delivering a speech.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty given a tour of Home Specialties during a media event in the Toronto...
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty given a tour of Home Specialties during a media event in the Toronto Leaside area.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks to reporters at press conference in Toronto.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks to reporters at press conference in Toronto.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty at a campaign stop in Brampton  Ontario. October 2  2011.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty at a campaign stop in Brampton, Ontario. October 2, 2011.
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Premier Dalton McGuinty and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan in the Ontario Legislature
Premier Dalton McGuinty and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan in the Ontario Legislature
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking to students at Don Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking to students at Don Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto.
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Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty.
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Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
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Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
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Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
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Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty during a photo-op event with his wife and Indian filmmakers.
Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty during a photo-op event with his wife and Indian filmmakers.
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Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking at Home Specialties during a media event in Toronto's Leaside area.
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Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking to students at Don Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking to students at Don Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks Motion Specialties staffers during a media event in Toronto's Leaside area.
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Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty posing with a supporter.
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