Robert Benzie

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Internal poll for Doug Ford finds strong support for booze liberalization plan — and striking LCBO workers

Internal poll for Doug Ford finds strong support for booze liberalization plan — and striking LCBO workers

Ontar­i­ans over­whelm­ing­ly sup­port more lib­er­al­ized alco­hol sales even though…

Doug Ford would upset nearly half of all Ontarians with an early $150M election, poll suggests

Doug Ford would upset nearly half of all Ontarians with an early $150M election, poll suggests

Near­ly half of all Ontar­i­ans would be ​“unhap­py” or ​“very angry” if Pre­mier Doug…

Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives managed to breach Fortress Toronto. Here’s how they did it — and what it might mean for the party

Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives managed to breach Fortress Toronto. Here’s how they did it — and what it might mean for the party

Pierre Poilievre’s Con­ser­v­a­tives began cam­paign­ing for the Toron­to — St. Paul’s…

Canada’s EV strategy will cost $6B more than announced, watchdog says

Canada’s EV strategy will cost $6B more than announced, watchdog says

Canada’s EV-build­ing strat­e­gy will cost Ottawa and provinces about $6 bil­lion more…

Tory insiders say fear of a Pierre Poilievre victory has Doug Ford considering an early election call

Tory insiders say fear of a Pierre Poilievre victory has Doug Ford considering an early election call

Pre­mier Doug Ford is con­sid­er­ing an ear­ly elec­tion call before the sched­uled 2026…

Ford’s Tories dip slightly but still lead Liberals and NDP, survey shows

Ford’s Tories dip slightly but still lead Liberals and NDP, survey shows

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives have dipped slight­ly in the lat­est…

‘He didn’t need to pick sides’: Behind closed doors, kaffiyeh ban exposes divisions in Doug Ford’s Tory caucus

‘He didn’t need to pick sides’: Behind closed doors, kaffiyeh ban exposes divisions in Doug Ford’s Tory caucus

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s mes­sage to Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tive MPPs was clear. Behind…

Bonnie Crombie hurt by Progressive Conservatives’ ad blitz, poll suggests

Bonnie Crombie hurt by Progressive Conservatives’ ad blitz, poll suggests

The Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives’ mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar adver­tis­ing blitz is…

Queen’s Park and Ottawa caught off guard by Ford’s delay of EV manufacturing in Ontario

Queen’s Park and Ottawa caught off guard by Ford’s delay of EV manufacturing in Ontario

Queen’s Park and Ottawa, which have joint­ly pledged bil­lions in elec­tric vehi­cle…

Doug Ford criticizes Justin Trudeau's carbon levy — even as Ontario's own levy collects $146M

Doug Ford criticizes Justin Trudeau's carbon levy — even as Ontario's own levy collects $146M

As Pre­mier Doug Ford rails against the ​“fed­er­al car­bon tax,” he is qui­et­ly…

Pierre Poilievre's popularity is giving Doug Ford's Tories a boost, poll suggests

Pierre Poilievre's popularity is giving Doug Ford's Tories a boost, poll suggests

Fed­er­al Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre’s cur­rent pop­u­lar­i­ty appears to…

Doug Ford has made 'almost no progress' on pledge to build new homes, Trudeau government charges

Doug Ford has made 'almost no progress' on pledge to build new homes, Trudeau government charges

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s fail­ure to meet fed­er­al afford­able hous­ing tar­gets is…

Bonnie Crombie distances her Liberals from Justin Trudeau's carbon levy

Bonnie Crombie distances her Liberals from Justin Trudeau's carbon levy

Crom­bie, who has pledged to not impose a provin­cial car­bon levy if she defeats…

Bonnie Crombie promises no provincial carbon tax if her Liberals defeat Doug Ford's Tories

Bonnie Crombie promises no provincial carbon tax if her Liberals defeat Doug Ford's Tories

Lib­er­al Leader Bon­nie Crom­bie says there will be no provin­cial car­bon tax if she…

Newly elected Tory MP slams 'liberal elites' at Queen's Park, ruffling feathers in Ford government

Newly elected Tory MP slams 'liberal elites' at Queen's Park, ruffling feathers in Ford government

There appears to be no love lost between Pre­mier Doug Ford’s gov­ern­ing Pro­gres­sive…

Doug Ford's Tories are surging at the expense of Marit Stiles' New Democrats, poll suggests

Doug Ford's Tories are surging at the expense of Marit Stiles' New Democrats, poll suggests

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives are rid­ing high at the appar­ent…

Are Doug Ford's Conservatives obsessed with Bonnie Crombie?

Are Doug Ford's Conservatives obsessed with Bonnie Crombie?

Call it the Con­ser­v­a­tives’ Crom­bie com­pul­sion. Pre­mier Doug Ford’s Pro­gres­sive…

'Pierre is going to win': PC insiders privately fear more MPPs will abandon Doug Ford for Team Poilievre

'Pierre is going to win': PC insiders privately fear more MPPs will abandon Doug Ford for Team Poilievre

Blind­sided by Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre poach­ing one of his provin­cial…

Doug Ford's Tories are ahead, but ominous signs are on the horizon, poll suggests

Doug Ford's Tories are ahead, but ominous signs are on the horizon, poll suggests

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s gov­ern­ing Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives appear to be hold­ing…

Internal email suggests Doug Ford's office knew Greenbelt land swap details earlier than claimed

Internal email suggests Doug Ford's office knew Greenbelt land swap details earlier than claimed

A recent­ly dis­cov­ered inter­nal email relat­ed to the $8.28-billion Green­belt…

Former Doug Ford cabinet minister in political limbo as RCMP probes Greenbelt scandal

Former Doug Ford cabinet minister in political limbo as RCMP probes Greenbelt scandal

MPP Kaleed Rasheed, eject­ed from Pre­mier Doug Ford’s cab­i­net and cau­cus over the…

Canada is fighting to get Honda's massive EV expansion. Here's why it's a tough sell

Canada is fighting to get Honda's massive EV expansion. Here's why it's a tough sell

Are the days of multi­bil­lion-dol­lar gov­ern­ment sub­si­dies over in Cana­da for…

Doug Ford's Tories set to abandon lucrative fundraiser in wake of Greenbelt scandal

Doug Ford's Tories set to abandon lucrative fundraiser in wake of Greenbelt scandal

In the wake of the Green­belt land swap scan­dal, Pre­mier Doug Ford’s Pro­gres­sive…

Bonnie Crombie smashes fundraising target as Liberals collect $1.2M

Bonnie Crombie smashes fundraising target as Liberals collect $1.2M

Rook­ie Lib­er­al Leader Bon­nie Crom­bie has eclipsed her tar­get of rais­ing $1…

Bonnie Crombie is exposing vulnerabilities in Doug Ford's Tories, poll suggests

Bonnie Crombie is exposing vulnerabilities in Doug Ford's Tories, poll suggests

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives are com­fort­ably ahead in the…

Doug Ford poised to reverse decision to dissolve Peel Region: sources

Doug Ford poised to reverse decision to dissolve Peel Region: sources

Pre­mier Doug Ford is poised to can­cel his plan to dis­solve Peel Region, break­ing his…

Doug Ford's Tories claim Bonnie Crombie is out of touch with 'everyday people' and vacations 'in the Hamptons'

Doug Ford's Tories claim Bonnie Crombie is out of touch with 'everyday people' and vacations 'in the Hamptons'

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives are wast­ing no time attack­ing new…

Bonnie Crombie as Liberal leader would give the party a boost — but not enough to beat Doug Ford, poll suggests

Bonnie Crombie as Liberal leader would give the party a boost — but not enough to beat Doug Ford, poll suggests

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives are weath­er­ing the Green­belt…

Doug Ford’s Tories brace for the next wave of Greenbelt scandal

Doug Ford’s Tories brace for the next wave of Greenbelt scandal

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s $8.28-billion Green­belt land swap scan­dal — already under…

Ford government says it won’t pay legal fees for ex-staffers caught in Greenbelt probe

Ford government says it won’t pay legal fees for ex-staffers caught in Greenbelt probe

The Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives will not pay the legal bills for any ex-staffers…

Tory insiders fear the RCMP’s Greenbelt probe could hinder Doug Ford’s next re-election campaign

Tory insiders fear the RCMP’s Greenbelt probe could hinder Doug Ford’s next re-election campaign

Pre­mier Doug Ford’s Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives believed they had weath­ered the…