Ontario Tory government in waiting transitioning to power
Public servants will have costed some of the Tories’ promises and will advise what could be implemented quickly and what will take more time.
Doug Ford rides populist wave to victory in Ontario, Tories form majority
Wynne resigns leadership, Liberals one seat short of official party status.
Candidate’s plan to bid for Liberal party leadership ‘a healthy thing’: Wynne
David Henderson, a manufacturer, said he would vie for the job if he wins in his riding.
Doug Ford to release fully costed Tory platform sometime before election
Polls suggest the Progressive Conservative party is tied for popular support with the NDP.
Ontario NDP target of attacks as polls even them up with Ford Tories
Liberals drop to third place, Ford lead slipping as election hits the half-way point.
Ford gasoline tax cut may be camouflaged by rise in crude prices: experts
Consumers may not notice because gasoline prices tend to be very volatile and driven by short-term fluctuations.
Ontario leaders’ election promises vague on details
Ontario leaders’ election promises vague on details
Ontario Liberals, NDP say it’s too early to talk about forming a coalition
NDP is gaining traction in the polls, some suggesting Horwath will be the top challenger to Ford’s poll-leading Tories.
Wynne offers consistency over change in uphill battle for re-election
Pinning her hopes on a plan she says is steeped in her values and builds on her party’s achievements.
Wynne, Horwath take aim at Ford in first Ont. election debate
Set the stage for the campaign and provided the leaders an opportunity to test drive their slogans.
Ontario government understates deficit by billions: AG
Has not accurately reflected the true cost of its borrowing plan to cut hydro rates by 25%.
Wynne calls PC Leader Ford a ‘bully,’ says he’s just like Trump
Compares his words to Trump’s attacks against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Debt mounts as Ontario moves back into deficit ahead of election
Deficit of $6.7 billion as Liberals’ decision reverses a key promise to stay in the black this year.
Ontario budget to include major investments in health care: throne speech
Offered no specific numbers, hinted at measures to address the cost of child care.
Tories call Wynne’s pushback against Buy American a ‘last ditch election ploy’
Premier’s move backed by federal Liberals, panned by trade analysts.
Ontario plans Buy American retaliation: will discuss with other provinces
Planned bill would reduce procurement opportunities for states that adopt Buy American provisions.
Caroline Mulroney touts change for Ontario Tories in first campaign event
Will also support cuts in hydro rates and child care rebates if elected as the next premier.
Wynne shuffles several senior cabinet posts ahead of election
Posts held by Matthews, Sandals and Duguid have been filled with politicians who are up for re-election.
Who’s the bully when it comes to minimum wage hikes?
Government generally has little or no understanding of how small businesses operate.
Wynne calls $12B in savings in PC platform ‘ridiculous’
Says efficiencies has always been code for cuts with Conservatives.
Ontario reforms labour laws, boosts minimum wage to $15 in 2019
Businesses say the increase is too fast and will lead to job losses, but reform poplar with labour.
Fight for $15 minimum wage has businesses, economists question economic impact
Research suggests mass layoffs and other detrimental effects could be part of the fallout.
Small business tax cut never promised to offset minimum wage hike: Wynne
Says the government will have to assess the impact of the wage increase as it continues to roll out.
Wynne government obscuring true financial impact of cuts to hydro bills: AG
The plan’s total cost will be $39.4 billion over 30 years, but Ontario’s net debt and future deficits won’t reflect that.
Ontario to spend $5.5M advertising hydro bill cuts, documents show
Opposition accuses Wynne government of using taxpayers’ money to make the Liberals look good.
Wynne denies in court she offered NDP MP a job in her cabinet
She prefers giving caucus members time to learn the system first before entering cabinet.
Trial for two Liberals on Election Act bribery charges to start in Sudbury
Poor optics for the Liberals with a vote nine months away; risk of the focus being on integrity rather than policies.
Wynne promises unspecified relief for businesses amid planned minimum wage hikes
Businesses complain a 32% increase in less than 18 months will be tough to absorb.
Wynne shuffles cabinet as Glen Murray leaves for Pembina Institute
Ontario premier dismissed suggestions his departure is related to the Liberals’ electoral prospects, which polls indicate are hurting.
Wynne disappointed with New York’s Buy American agreement on steel
Will advocate for Ontario to receive an exemption from the policy before it comes into effect.
Ontario offers to extend more civil service contracts past next election
For four years with 7.5% raises, to avoid contentious bargaining in the months before June 2018.
Wynne government wants businesses to hire more disable employees
Strategy calls for businesses with at least 20 employees to hire one disabled person.