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Past articles by Jeff:

Appeal court strikes down Ontario’s election-ad rules

Ford government had used notwithstanding clause to restrict spending by non-party groups before the 2022 vote → Read More

Ontario’s ‘minivan’ Liberals look to kick-start leadership race

Liberals from across the province are gathering in Hamilton to vote on proposed changes to their process of picking a new leader and restart the rebuild of a party with just eight seats → Read More

Ontario has enough land for two million new homes without touching Greenbelt: report

The province already had enough land to hit goal of 1.5 million homes before it approved development in protected areas, new research shows → Read More

NDP asks for investigation into Doug Ford over fundraising party, daughter’s wedding

Opposition Leader Marit Stiles sends letter to Integrity Commissioner amid reports real-estate developers and lobbyists were on invite lists for fundraising party → Read More

Premier Doug Ford defends plan for private surgeries as Ottawa promises review

Ontario legislation unveiled Tuesday would allow expansion of for-profit surgical centres to do more publicly funded outpatient procedures such as cataract eye surgeries, and hip and knee replacements → Read More

Ontario tables health bill that would shift surgeries to private clinics

The plan, first announced last month, is aimed at reducing the backlog of patients waiting for surgery, a list that ballooned during the pandemic → Read More

Toronto’s shotgun race for mayor already under way

Former deputy mayor Ana Bailao, Beaches-East York Councillor Brad Bradford, and midtown councillor Josh Matlow are lining up teams of campaigners after John Tory’s sudden resignation → Read More

Toronto budget vote will be the first battle of city’s post-John Tory era

Battle lines are being drawn over whether Mr. Tory’s budget should be honoured when council debates it this week → Read More

Ford calls questions about stag-and-doe party for daughter ‘ridiculous’

Ontario Premier says Integrity Commissioner okayed event attended by developers that raised money for wedding → Read More

Business confidence at new low, Ontario Chamber of Commerce survey says

Only 16 per cent positive about 2023, amid inflation, labour shortages, recession worries - and concerns over health care → Read More

Ontario expanding private clinics while hospital ORs sit idle, health care advocates say

Advocacy group says province could do more surgeries in publicly funded institutions instead of expanding for-profit delivery → Read More

Ontario NDP submits new information in Integrity Commissioner complaint over Greenbelt development

New details concern a meeting between a developer and the mayor of King Township, days before the province announced the protected land was being opened for development → Read More

Ford ‘disappointed’ with federal Environment Minister’s Greenbelt comments

Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault had warned Ottawa could use its powers to intervene in development on protected Greenbelt to protect at-risk species → Read More

Federal Environment Minister might intervene in Ontario’s Greenbelt development plan

Guilbeault says move to open part of protected area ‘flies in the face’ of efforts on climate change → Read More

Rural mayors raise concerns about Ford government housing plan

Housing Minister defends legislation as a way to cut cost of housing but pledges to make municipalities ‘whole’ if changes affect budget for infrastructure → Read More

Ontario’s Greenbelt development plan under investigation by Auditor-General, Integrity Commissioner

Legislative watchdogs agree to calls from opposition to investigate government’s move to allow developers to build on protected lands → Read More

Ontario announces plan to increase surgeries at private health care clinics

The three-step plan would expand the types of procedures that can be offered at independent facilities, including treating cataracts starting immediately → Read More

Ontario to boost surgeries at private clinics, asserts change won’t affect public health care system

Province to unveil details of proposal to boost use of ‘community clinics,’ insists changes won’t poach scarce personnel → Read More

Ford government poised to announce potential boost for private health clinics

Ontario has been looking at ramping up surgeries in ‘independent health facilities’ to clear backlog → Read More

Ontario opposition leaders unite in call for auditor-general to launch Greenbelt probe

NDP, Liberals and Greens say PC government’s move to develop protected land needs financial and environmental review → Read More