National Newswatch

Wynne calls for police probe into PC nominations

May 19 2018 — Rob Ferguson — Doug Ford must clear the air over questionable nominations of Progressive Conservative candidates by asking the Ontario Provincial Police to conduct a province-wide investigation in the wake of new revelations, says Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne. Wynne cited a Globe and Mail report on Saturday that raises “deeply troubling questions about the widespread use” of customer […]

Doug Ford resists pressure to remove Tanya Granic Allen from Mississauga nomination fight

Apr 11 2018 — Rob Ferguson — PC Leader Doug Ford is resisting pressure to bar former leadership contender Tanya Granic Allen from seeking the party’s nomination in Mississauga Centre over controversial social media posts about Muslims and gays. The comments, first revealed in the Star, compared women in burkas to “bank robbers” and “ninjas” and questioned gay marriage, now legal in […]

Doug Ford distances himself from former leadership rival Tanya Granic Allen over tweets on Muslims, gays

Apr 9 2018 — Rob Ferguson — Doug Ford is distancing himself from former Progressive Conservative leadership rival and would-be MPP Tanya Granic Allen, under fire for her social media posts comparing women in burkas to “bank robbers” and questioning gay marriage. “These comments do not reflect the position of Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford or the party,” the leader’s office said […]

Premier Wynne backs gaffe-prone Mississauga MPP who boasted about Liberal government tripling province’s debt

Apr 3 2018 — Rob Ferguson — Premier Kathleen Wynne is standing by a gaffe-prone Mississauga MPP who boasted about the Liberal government tripling the provincial debt in a pre-election budget with improvements to pharmacare, child care and seniors’ care. “All of our MPPS are enthusiastic about the investments that we are making,” she told reporters at the Davenport-Perth community centre Tuesday, […]

PC leadership candidate Doug Ford opens controversial abortion debate

Mar 5 2018 — Rob Ferguson — Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Doug Ford waded into the abortion debate Monday, questioning why teens need notes from their parents to go on school trips but not to terminate a pregnancy. The comments follow Ford’s interview with a pro-life publication in which he said it’s time to reconsider whether girls under 16 should require parental […]

One of two convictions against Dalton McGuinty’s former chief of staff stayed in gas plants case

Feb 26 2018 — Rob Ferguson — One of the two convictions against Dalton McGuinty’s former chief of staff David Livingston was stayed at his sentencing hearing Monday in the case involving the deletion of documents about the cancellation of two gas plants. “He’ll be sentenced solely for unauthorized use of a computer,” defence lawyer Brian Gover said during a morning recess […]

Latest candidate for Progressive Conservative joins rivals in torpedoing carbon tax

Feb 15 2018 — Rob Ferguson — The newest candidate in the Progressive Conservative leadership race put another stake in the People’s Guarantee election policy booklet by joining rivals in rejecting a carbon tax. “That was Patrick Brown’s platform,” said Tanya Granic Allen, pronouncing it dead after Brown resigned three weeks ago over accusations of sexual misconduct he denies. Leadership rival Doug […]