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Ontario taxpayer watchdog calls $237 billion debt ‘scary’

Toronto - When Dalton McGuinty and the Liberal Party took over the province of Ontario more than a decade ago, taxpayers were promised an open and transparent government that would not raise taxes, spend money it didn’t have or turn it into a have-not province.

Op-Ed: Arsenal's defensive solidity can end nine-year trophy drought

The diminutive margin involved in winning the Premier League title has condensed over the past few seasons. While one can easily state that consistency is key, there’s undoubtedly a specific characteristic that triggers success.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Ontario Premier announces 30 percent post-secondary tuition cuts Special

Toronto - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty visited an east-end Toronto high school Thursday where he talked about the province's post-secondary tuition cuts, his government's success regarding education and the future economy.

Alberta Premier urges less dependence on U.S., more focus on Asia Special

Toronto - Newly-elected Alberta Premier Alison Redford delivered a speech to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto Wednesday where she talked about the province's oil sands, Ontario's economic involvement and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Ontario officials honour the sacrifice made by Canada's veterans Special

Toronto - Thousands gathered at Queen's Park to honour the millions who have sacrificed their lives to serve their country in the midst of war, international conflicts and peacekeeping missions. Ontario officials thanked the nation's veterans on Remembrance Day.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announces new cabinet ministers

Toronto - After winning a minority government in this month's provincial election, Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty announced his cabinet. Some Members of Provincial Parliament stayed in their posts, while other MPPs were shifted to other posts.

Ont. Premier cites record on protecting auto sector amid crisis

Brampton - Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty spoke in the Greater Toronto Area Friday morning to talk about his government's record on protecting the automobile sector in the province and how they saved 400,000 auto jobs.

Ontario Liberal Premier makes 45 new promises ahead of election

Toronto - With less than one month until Ontario voters head to the polls, Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty unveiled the party's platform during a rally in Toronto Monday. What is McGuinty promising this year? Do the numbers add up?

Ontario Premier to give GO riders refund if train is 15 mins late

Toronto - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty may not be late electioneering, but his provincial government has promised to give GO Transit riders a full refund if their train is at least 15 minutes late. There are some conditions, though.

Ontario Premier promises free glasses for kindergarten students

Milton - With the provincial election only a few months away, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has promised to give free eyeglasses to junior kindergarten students who need them. The pledge would be part of an existing but expanded program.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty wants a handgun ban for Canada

The past few days have seen their fair share of gun violence in Toronto. As a result, some politicians, such as Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Toronto Mayor David Miller, are demanding a ban on handguns.
 

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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 speaking at Home Specialties during a media event in Toronto s Leasi...
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking at Home Specialties during a media event in Toronto's Leaside area.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks Motion Specialties staffers during a media event in Toronto s...
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks Motion Specialties staffers during a media event in Toronto's Leaside area.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking to students at Don Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto an...
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking to students at Don Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto and receives a T-shirt.
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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 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 speaking at Home Specialties during a media event in Toronto s Leasi...
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking at Home Specialties during a media event in Toronto's Leaside area.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking at Home Specialties during a media event in Toronto s Leasi...
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking at Home Specialties during a media event in Toronto's Leaside area.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty delivering speech.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty delivering speech.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty  alongside Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne  speaking at Home Spec...
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, alongside Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne, speaking at Home Specialties during a media event in Toronto's 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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