National Newswatch

Ontario Liberal leadership hopefuls need to speak out on their personal worldviews

Dec 23 2019 — John Milloy — Ontario Liberals are in the middle of a leadership contest and, depending on who wins, Liberals could be making some fairly bold promises in the next provincial election: eliminating public funding of Catholic schools; free public transit; a citizens’ assembly on electoral reform; a basic income program; or the nomination of 30 Liberal candidates under […]

A premier and his cellphone

Aug 4 2019 — John Milloy — There was something endearing about Doug Ford’s unusual habit of giving out his personal cellphone number to anyone and everyone. He invited them to call or text him with questions or concerns. The practice was so unorthodox that when he ended it a few weeks ago it made headlines. According to Ford’s office, the phone […]

Dykstra adjusting to life without Ottawa

Jan 10 2016 — Grant LaFleche — There are moments when Rick Dykstra wonders where all the time went. When the former St. Catharines Conservative MP took office, his children were 9, 11 and 13 years old. Ten years later, they are all adults, living their own lives. “You do wonder what happened,” Dykstra said Sunday, in his first interview with Postmedia […]