Yes, it was an eyebrow-raising moment when Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne told Canadian journalist Steve Paikin that she felt it was time to say “I’m sorry” for the mistakes her government made while cancelling the gas plants in Mississauga and Oakville. It’s not very often that we hear an apology from political leaders, but there
Anything can happen between now and the day the budget bill comes up for approval in the legislature, but it seems at this hour, based on what NDP leader Horwath has said, that the Liberal government will survive at least a year rather than be given campaign walking papers by the NDP.
Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath faces one of the most pivotal decisions of her political life once the provincial budget is tabled later today.
If nothing else, the ad war between Justin Trudeau and CPC is an amusing distraction or entertaining sidebar to the what’s really going on and being talked about at real kitchen tables and offices across the country.
Justin Trudeau will walk into the House of Commons Monday carrying the weight of the Liberal party on his shoulders. They will be the first steps along the unity path he began drawing mere moments after being crowned the new leader in Ottawa last night. He has chosen so far not to reveal or discuss
I was torn between hoping “Argo” would win the Oscar for best picture and hoping it, Ben Affleck and George Clooney were denied the international lift fueled by the Oscar because of the distorted record of history it exploits.
It didn’t take Kathleen Wynne very long to process the life changing victory that catapulted her into arguably the second most powerful political position in Canada — not to mention the history books — as the nation’s first openly gay leader.
Yes, it is risky for a political analyst like me to make predictions, but at my age living dangerously makes the living all the more worthwhile — so I am going to offer my gut sense of what I think will happen over the weekend at Ontario Liberal leadership convention.
I had no idea that Mike Del Grande was going to resign as the City of Toronto’s budget chief — when I posted the piece yesterday that I thought he was the best budget chief the city has ever had — but I am not surprised, nor do I blame him.
The annual budget debate is always contentious and can easily become a bit of political circus. It is also always split down political lines with those on the left trying to influence more spending on socially-skewed city services.