2018 Ontario election

News
Jun 29, 2018
The south façade of the Ontario Legislative Building. Photo: Benson Kua

Thoughts on hate as Doug Ford is sworn in at Queen's Park

Barâa Arar
That intimate relationship between legislation, extreme political rhetoric, and the rise in hate crimes as shown by Donald Trump’s America, is exactly why I am afraid of a Ford majority government.
News
Jun 8, 2018
Photo: Doug Ford/Twitter

Ford Nation takes over Ontario

Karl Nerenberg
In Ontario, first-past-the-post again did its work and rewarded all of the power to a leader with 41 per cent of the vote. In the case of Doug Ford, close to 60 per cent of voters cannot abide him.
Blog
Jun 6, 2018
Image: JH/Flickr

The First Nations' agenda in the Ontario election

Pam Palmater
The Liberal Party has taken a significant amount of heat for their collective failures to act on their substantive promises to First Nations. How do Ontario's political parties square?
News
Jun 6, 2018
Andrea-Horwath-Nomination-Meeting-Ontario-NDP-Campaign-Kickoff-2018. Photo: Joey Coleman/Flickr

Liberal ads attacking NDP could help Ford’s PCs

Karl Nerenberg
The Ontario Liberals who prefer a PC to an NDP win have prevailed. Progressives tempted by Kathleen Wynne’s party might want to re-consider before rewarding Liberal cynicism with their votes.
Columnists
Jun 1, 2018
Image: knehcsg/Flickr

Our populist zeitgeist

This happens to be a populist moment politically but ours won’t be a particularly Trumpian one, not because Ontarians are smarter than Americans but because there’s a populist alternative.
Blog
May 31, 2018

Dear Premier Horwath

Gerry Caplan
The Ontario NDP has shot to the top of some polls into an almost unimaginable lead across the province. And even though it's not over 'till it's over, Horwath seems like a premier-in-waiting.

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