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Former Canadian Libertarian candidate talks education in Ontario Special

Toronto - The Ontario election has come and gone and voters have selected the next government to lead the province for the next four years. But one St. Paul's candidate wants constituents to understand the Libertarian view on education in Ontario.

Op-Ed: Ontario votes to amble into 2010s with minority government

Toronto - For an election that was about as little as an election can be about, last nights results brought more change to Ontario than many anticipated. Despite set election dates, Ontarians should not expect to wait until 2015 before casting their next ballot.

Ontario Election 2011 Results – Liberals to form next government

Toronto - Millions of voters across the province have cast their ballot. It was a tight race between Dalton McGuinty's Liberals, Tim Hudak's Progressive Conservatives and Andrea Horwath's New Democrats. DigitalJournal.com has the results for Toronto ridings.

City Councillor floats idea of Toronto becoming its own province

Toronto - Toronto City Councillor and staunch ally of Mayor Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, told a local news outlet that the city should become its own province because the federal and provincial governments are not doing enough for Toronto.

Ont. NDP Leader has 'no tricks up sleeve' ahead of Election Day Special

Toronto - Before heading out on her 12-hour campaign blitz across the province of Ontario, New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath made a brief stop at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square where she toured the Farmers’ Market and took questions from reporters.

Op-Ed: Ontario Votes 2011 — Getting back to Governing

Toronto - The Ontario provincial election is only two days away, and the top contenders are still locked in a dead heat. This article takes a look back at the campaign and a year of elections in Toronto, Ontario.

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak vows not to raise taxes if elected

Ottawa - Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Leader Tim Hudak promised Tuesday morning before a campaign event that his conservative government would not raise taxes if elected. He also criticized Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty on his record.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford steering clear of Thursday's Ont. election

Toronto - The Toronto Mayor's office confirmed over the weekend that Rob Ford will not endorse or support any political party or leader ahead of Thursday's provincial election. Ford said he will support anyone who can better assist the city.

Election vandalism returns to Toronto ahead of Ont. Oct. 6 vote

Toronto - Police have told local news outlets of election-related vandalism that has occurred in Toronto's St. Paul's riding ahead of Thursday's Ontario election. This is the third time that such incidents have occurred in the last 12 months.

Ontario NDP leader coy to the idea of a coalition

Toronto - Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath is opening up to the idea of a power-sharing coalition in the event no party wins a majority on October 6. It's best to start formulating the wish list now.

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.

Canadian Tamils weigh in on this year's Ontario General Election Special

Toronto - Canadian Tamils in the province of Ontario have been quite involved in the political process both at home and abroad. Tamils in Ontario have taken their voice to Queen's Park on many occasions. Now they weigh in on the provincial election.

Op-Ed: Parking taxes and road tolls — the politics of misdirection

Toronto - The politics of misdirection are tainting how political parties interact with the public - and the public's expectations of how parties behave.

Ont. PC Leader wants victims' rights ahead of criminals' rights

Brantford - Progressive Conservative of Ontario Leader Tim Hudak spoke in Brantford Monday where he said he would put the rights of victims first over the rights of criminals. Hudak said that the premier has failed in this area.

Ont. Liberal MPP: Horwath's NDP 'aligning themselves' with PCs Special

Toronto - Liberal Don Valley West Member of Provincial Parliament and Ontario Transportation Minister held a Saturday morning press conference accusing Andrea Horwath's New Democrats of aligning themselves with Tim Hudak's Progressive Conservatives.

Ontario: Kitchener candidates in the provincial election Oct. 6

Kitchener - Ontario is in the midst of an election campaign again. This time it is for the Government of Ontario. Election Day is October 6.

Ont. Liberal, Tory rivals battle at raucous Don Valley W. debate Special

Toronto - Ontario's political rivals battled it out at the all-candidates Don Valley West debate Thursday night. Both incumbent Liberal Kathleen Wynne and Progressive Conservative candidate Andrea Mandel-Campbell received huge ovations from voters.

Education takes centre stage at several Ontario riding debates Special

Toronto - Across the province of Ontario, there were several electoral districts that were focusing their attention on education. Candidates for the St. Paul's riding in Toronto gathered to talk schools, policy and government funding.

Ont. NDP Leader outlines new 'positive plan' to help new mothers Special

Toronto - Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath spoke in Toronto Wednesday to outline her new plan that will help new mothers, while also saving money in Ontario's health care system. Horwath said the NDP is offering a “choice for positive change.”

Ontario Health Minister talks Liberal record on 'what women want' Special

Toronto - Ontario Liberal Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews called a Tuesday afternoon press conference to discuss what the provincial government has accomplished related to issues that matter most to women.

Green Party Leader calls for food, farming strategy in Ontario

Toronto - Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner urged Queen's Park and the political parties Tuesday to adopt a Food and Farming Strategy that will address the core issues of "Better Food, Better Jobs, Better Ontario."

Ont. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath urges freeze on TTC cuts, fares

Toronto - Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath made a Monday morning stop at Ossington Station where she called for a cease on Toronto Transit Commission cuts and said she would freeze transit fares for four years.

PC Leader Tim Hudak announces five-point jobs plan for Ontario

Toronto - Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak was in Toronto Sunday, alongside Eglinton-Lawrence PC candidate Rocco Rossi, to announce his five-point jobs plan to create private-sector jobs in the province.

Ont. NDP Leader says education becoming a 'two-tier system' Special

Toronto - Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath made a campaign stop in front of the Ontario Legislature to talk about the party's education platform and Premier Dalton McGuinty's Liberal government's record.

Poll: Ontario Liberal Premier leading PC Leader by one point

Toronto - A new poll released Monday shows that Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty and Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak are neck and neck among voters. New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath still sits in third.

Former CTV anchor enters politics, becomes Ontario PC candidate Special

Toronto - A veteran journalist and former anchor for CTV's Business News Network has decided to enter politics because she is tired of politicians never answering her questions. Andrea Mandel-Campbell is the PC candidate for Ontario’s Don Valley West riding.

Ont. PC leader Hudak meets voters in Toronto's St. Paul's riding Special

Toronto - Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak continued his campaign in Toronto Saturday. This time, he took his family to Hollywood Gelato in St. Paul's. Hudak spoke with voters and handed out Changebooks.

Mike Schreiner, Elizabeth May meet at Queen's Park in Toronto

Toronto - Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner was joined by federal Green Leader Elizabeth May at Queen's Park to discuss the Green campaign and the upcoming provincial party leaders' debate. Schreiner has yet to be included in this month's debate.

Ont. PC Leader Tim Hudak commemorates Premier's broken tax pledge Special

Toronto - Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak campaigned in Toronto's Leaside area, alongside Pickering-Scarborough East candidate Kevin Gaudet. Hudak commemorated Premier Dalton McGuinty's "infamous pledge not to raise taxes."

Ont. Liberal, PC Leaders make election campaign stops in Toronto Special

Toronto - The Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty and Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak made election campaign stops in the city of Toronto Friday. The Ontario Premier met with Indian filmmakers and Hudak made a speech to the Economic Club.
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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.
Paul Ferreira  the York South-Weston NDP candidate posing with supporters.
Paul Ferreira, the York South-Weston NDP candidate posing with supporters.
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Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
From left to right: Communist Party candidate Dmitri Kabitsis  Liberal MPP Kathleen Wynne  Green can...
From left to right: Communist Party candidate Dmitri Kabitsis, Liberal MPP Kathleen Wynne, Green candidate Louis Fliss, PC candidate Andrea Mandel-Campbell and Vegan Environmental Alliance candidate Rosemary Waigh.
Don Valley West Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament Kathleen Wynne (L) and PC candidate Andrea M...
Don Valley West Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament Kathleen Wynne (L) and PC candidate Andrea Mandel-Campbell
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath touring the farmers market at Nathan Phillips Squ...
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath touring the farmers market at Nathan Phillips Square.
Ontario Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament and Transportation Minister  Kathleen Wynne  speakin...
Ontario Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament and Transportation Minister, Kathleen Wynne, speaking at a press conference.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak during a press conference.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak during a press conference.
Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty
From left to right candidates: Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament  Eric Hoskins; New Democratic...
From left to right candidates: Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament, Eric Hoskins; New Democratic candidate David Hynes and Green candidate Judith Van Veldhuysen.
Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care  MPP Deb Matthews
Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, MPP Deb Matthews
Paul Ferreira introduces GTA s  slate of candidates to supporters during the York South-Weston campa...
Paul Ferreira introduces GTA's slate of candidates to supporters during the York South-Weston campaign rally.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and his family speaking with a voter.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and his family speaking with a voter.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Ontario New Democratic Party candidate for Scarborough Rouge River  Neethan Shan.
Ontario New Democratic Party candidate for Scarborough Rouge River, Neethan Shan.