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Op-Ed: Did Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak already lose the election?

Toronto - Ontarians are only in the first week of the month-long provincial election, but after a rocky first day on the campaign trail, did Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak already lose the election? Maybe.

Toronto ice storm to cost $10 million, Ford seeking ODRAP funds

Toronto - Last week’s devastating ice storm is expected to cost the city of Toronto about $1 million per day to clean up and will leave a staggering $8 to $10 million economic impact for the rest of the municipality.

Toronto Councillor Raymond Cho running for Ontario PCs

Toronto - Raymond Cho, Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River City Councillor and staunch Mayor Rob Ford critic, will run for a provincial seat with Tim Hudak's Progressive Conservatives in the next Ontario election, scheduled for 2015.

In Photos: Remembering Canada's forgotten man on Remembrance Day Special

Toronto - On the north lawn of Queen's Park in Toronto, hundreds gathered to pay tribute and honour Canada's forgotten men and women, who lost their lives fighting in the wars and many battles since World War I.

Ont. Liberal MPP Eric Hoskins quits cabinet, runs for leadership

Toronto - An extra two Ontario cabinet ministers have stepped down from their posts in order to run for the Liberal leadership. Members of Provincial Parliament Eric Hoskins and Charles Sousa are expected to announce their intentions within the next three days.

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.

Peaceful Toronto free speech event goes on without Terry Jones Special

Toronto - Even without the controversial Florida Pastor Terry Jones, the free speech event at Queen's Park in Toronto went on and the debates unfolded between those denouncing Islam and those defending the Islamic religion.

Terry Jones coming to Toronto to protest 'Muslim bullying'

Toronto - Terry Jones, the famed pastor who threatened to burn the Koran in New York, is coming to Toronto on Thursday for a protest at Queen's Park outside the Ontario Legislature. The protest is described as a "freedom showdown" and memorial for Sgt. Chris Speer.

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.

In Photos: Christians praising the Lord at Jesus in the City Special

Toronto - Thousands of Christians gathered outside of Queen's Park in Toronto Saturday to celebrate the annual Jesus in the City parade. Under a mix of sunshine and gray skies (sometimes rain), the crowd celebrated Jesus Christ and marched the city streets.

Al-Quds Day Toronto rally leads to clashes between Muslims, Jews Special

Toronto - It was a day of religious tension at the annual Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto in front of the Ontario Legislature. One side called for the end of "Israeli apartheid" in Palestine, while the other supported Israel and Jews belonging in Jerusalem.

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 New Democrats stick with Andrea Horwath at convention

Hamilton - Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, is staying on as head of the left-leaning party after garnering 76.4 percent support of the 800 delegates at a weekend convention in her Hamilton Centre provincial riding.

Ontario religious groups rally against Liberal anti-bullying bill

Toronto - Concerned Catholic Parents of Ontario organized a rally to protest Bill 13 at Queen's Park on March 29. Bill 13 would see all Ontario public schools form a gay straight alliance to help oppose bullying on the basis of sexual orientation.

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.

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.

Thousands gather for Pongu Tamil in Toronto urging freedom Special

Toronto - Thousands of Tamils, alongside Canadian officials, gathered at Queen's Park outside of the Ontario Legislature for Pongu Tamil (Tamil Uprising). Supporters called for social justice, human rights and Tamil independence in Sri Lanka.

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.

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.

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.

Ontario Green Party launches election campaign at Queen's Park Special

Toronto - Official campaigning for this year's Ontario election is underway, and the Green Party of Ontario launched its largest campaign in front of the Ontario Legislature in Toronto. Mike Schreiner, GPO Leader, said they plan to focus on jobs, energy and health.

Toronto students at Queen's Park for 'Take It Over' campaign

Toronto - On the first day of school in Toronto some students were at Queen's Park calling for all of Ontario's party leaders to make secondary education affordable.

G20 Redux: Hundreds mark one-year rally of Toronto G20 Summit Special

Toronto - Hundreds came out to mark the one-year anniversary of the infamous G20 Summit protests and riots that engulfed the city of Toronto during that weekend. The event was followed by a march to tea kettle epicentre and police headquarters.

Doors Open Toronto '11: An inside look at the Ontario Legislature Special

Toronto - The doors of 150 historical buildings are open in Toronto for the annual Doors Open Toronto festival. Torontonians are invited over two days to take a look at some of the unique architecture that the city has to offer, including the Ontario Legislature.

Canadian officials commemorate War Crimes Day at Queen's Park Special

Toronto - Thousands of Canadian Tamils and public officials gathered in front of the Ontario Legislature at Queen's Park in Toronto to commemorate the second annual International War Crimes Day remembrance ceremony.

Canadian officials gather at Ontario Legislature to support Egypt Special

Toronto - Hundreds of protestors and several Canadian public officials gathered at the Queen's Park Ontario Legislature in downtown Toronto to support the millions in Egypt and call for President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
 

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MPP candidate Cheryll San Juan is running under the Green Party of Ontario
MPP candidate Cheryll San Juan is running under the Green Party of Ontario
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Under the rain and the sun  thousands of members of the police force across Ontario gathered at Quee...
Under the rain and the sun, thousands of members of the police force across Ontario gathered at Queen's Park in Toronto to remember the fallen.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Remembrance Day ceremony taking place at the north lawn of Queen s Park in Toronto.
Remembrance Day ceremony taking place at the north lawn of Queen's Park in Toronto.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
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The thousands who participated mourned  remembered  cheered  listened  became informed and showed th...
The thousands who participated mourned, remembered, cheered, listened, became informed and showed their pride for their Tamil culture.
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Remembrance Day ceremony taking place at the north lawn of Queen s Park in Toronto.
Remembrance Day ceremony taking place at the north lawn of Queen's Park in Toronto.
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During Tuesday s remembrance ceremony  the organizers presented attendees a dance to reflect upon th...
During Tuesday's remembrance ceremony, the organizers presented attendees a dance to reflect upon their culture.
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Tristen Coffey s store s merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto.
Tristen Coffey's store's merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto.
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Remembrance Day ceremony taking place at the north lawn of Queen s Park in Toronto.
Remembrance Day ceremony taking place at the north lawn of Queen's Park in Toronto.
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As part of the annual Luminato Festival  which celebrates the arts  Queen s Park hosted a drums conc...
As part of the annual Luminato Festival, which celebrates the arts, Queen's Park hosted a drums concert that provided music from around the world.
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The thousands who participated mourned  remembered  cheered  listened  became informed and showed th...
The thousands who participated mourned, remembered, cheered, listened, became informed and showed their pride for their Tamil culture.
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As part of the annual Luminato Festival  which celebrates the arts  Queen s Park hosted a drums conc...
As part of the annual Luminato Festival, which celebrates the arts, Queen's Park hosted a drums concert that provided music from around the world.
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Canadian soldier holding his gun in front of the Veterans  Memorial.
Canadian soldier holding his gun in front of the Veterans' Memorial.
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