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List of candidates set for Ontario Liberal leadership race

Nov 25 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The line-up of candidates vying for Ontario's Liberal leadership is set, kicking-off the race to head up the party ahead of a March convention. The party confirmed late Monday afternoon that six candidates have registered to run including three former cabinet ministers, two former party candidates and an Ottawa-area lawyer. Ontario Liberal Party […]

List of candidates set for Ontario Liberal leadership race

Nov 25 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The line-up of candidates vying for Ontario's Liberal leadership is set, kicking-off the race to head up the party ahead of a March convention. The party confirmed late Monday afternoon that six candidates have registered to run including three former cabinet ministers, two former party candidates and an Ottawa-area lawyer. Ontario Liberal Party […]

Next Ontario Liberal leader faces difficult task of rebuilding party: experts

Nov 24 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The person tasked with the "back-breaking" job of rebuilding Ontario's Liberal party will need both strong organizational skills and the ability to adapt to an increasingly unpredictable political landscape, according to experts preparing to watch the party's leadership race unfold. The entry deadline for the Ontario Liberal leadership race — set for Monday at 5 p.m. […]

Next Ontario Liberal leader faces difficult task of rebuilding party: experts

Nov 24 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The person tasked with the "back-breaking" job of rebuilding Ontario's Liberal party will need both strong organizational skills and the ability to adapt to an increasingly unpredictable political landscape, according to experts preparing to watch the party's leadership race unfold. The entry deadline for the Ontario Liberal leadership race — set for Monday at 5 p.m. […]

Next Ontario Liberal leader faces difficult task of rebuilding party: experts

Nov 24 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The person tasked with the "back-breaking" job of rebuilding Ontario's Liberal party will need both strong organizational skills and the ability to adapt to an increasingly unpredictable political landscape, according to experts preparing to watch the party's leadership race unfold. The entry deadline for the Ontario Liberal leadership race — set for Monday at 5 p.m. […]

Doug Ford ‘proud’ of tearing up hundreds of green energy contracts

Nov 21 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford said Thursday he is "proud" of his decision to tear up hundreds of renewable energy deals, a move that his government acknowledges could cost taxpayers more than $230 million. Ford dismissed criticism that his Progressive Conservatives are wasting public money, telling a news conference that the cancellation of 750 contracts signed by the previous Liberal government […]

Doug Ford ‘proud’ of tearing up hundreds of green energy contracts

Nov 21 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford said Thursday he is "proud" of his decision to tear up hundreds of renewable energy deals, a move that his government acknowledges could cost taxpayers more than $230 million. Ford dismissed criticism that his Progressive Conservatives are wasting public money, telling a news conference that the cancellation of 750 contracts signed by the previous Liberal government […]

Ontario to open more pot stores in the new year, do away with lottery system

Nov 21 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's cannabis retail system will be expanded in the new year as more stores will be opened to increase competition and combat the black market, Premier Doug Ford said Thursday. Opening up the market — a promise the Progressive Conservatives year after being elected last year — remains the government's objective, the premier said in a news conference. The Tories had […]

Ontario to open more pot stores in the new year, do away with lottery system

Nov 21 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's cannabis retail system will be expanded in the new year as more stores will be opened to increase competition and combat the black market, Premier Doug Ford said Thursday. Opening up the market — a promise the Progressive Conservatives year after being elected last year — remains the government's objective, the premier said in a news conference. The Tories had […]

NDP asks auditor general to probe green energy contract cancellations

Nov 20 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's auditor general should look into the cancellation of hundreds of renewable energy contracts by the Doug Ford government so the public knows how much that decision will end up costing taxpayers, the leader of the Opposition said Wednesday. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said she was concerned the final cost of cancelling 750 contracts could surpass the $231 million the Progressive Conservative […]

Doug Ford’s cancellation of green energy deals costs Ontario taxpayers $231M

Nov 19 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford's decision to tear up 750 renewable energy contracts shortly after winning the election last year is costing Ontario taxpayers more than $230 million. The Progressive Conservative government said the final figure, which includes the cost of decommissioning a wind farm already under construction in Prince Edward County, Ont., has yet to be established. Associate energy minister Bill Walker […]

Doug Ford’s cancellation of green energy deals costs Ontario taxpayers $231M

Nov 19 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford's decision to tear up 750 renewable energy contracts shortly after winning the election last year is costing Ontario taxpayers more than $230 million. The Progressive Conservative government said the final figure, which includes the cost of decommissioning a wind farm already under construction in Prince Edward County, Ont., has yet to be established. Associate energy minister Bill Walker […]

Ontario considers changes to judicial appointments process, AG says

Nov 18 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Upcoming changes to the way judges and justices of the peace are selected in Ontario have sparked concerns among opposition politicians who say the move could be an attempt by the Doug Ford government to politicize the process. Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey said the changes, which the government has not yet formally introduced, would expand the pool of […]

Ontario considers changes to judicial appointments process, AG says

Nov 18 2019 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Upcoming changes to the way judges and justices of the peace are selected in Ontario have sparked concerns among opposition politicians who say the move could be an attempt by the Doug Ford government to politicize the process. Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey said the changes, which the government has not yet formally introduced, would expand the pool of […]