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Past articles by Laura:

Ontario by-election stirs controversy as provincial NDP look to hold Hamilton seat

Past comments about Israel by NDP candidate Sarah Jama overshadow by-election race to fill former leader Andrea Horwath’s seat → Read More

Progressive Conservative MPP Vincent Ke leaves caucus after allegations of election interference

Member of Ontario legislature to sit as an Independent, Ford announces → Read More

Ontario bans TikTok on government-issued devices

The Ontario government is also banning the app from PC MPPs’ personal mobile devices and will stop advertising on the platform → Read More

Ontario health care system facing $21.3 billion shortfall by 2027-28, report finds

The province has not allocated sufficient funding to the health sector to support existing programs and announced commitments, the Financial Accountability Office report says → Read More

Former OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas alleges ‘nasty, political campaign’ against him in lawsuit defence

Warren (Smokey) Thomas and two other former union executives were the target of a lawsuit filed by the union in January, which Thomas is now countersuing → Read More

Canada to send four more tanks to Ukraine, announces new Russian sanctions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with additional promises of financial and military support → Read More

Ontario, Ottawa reach agreement in principle for health-care funding

Ontario will get an immediate top up of $776-million to address strained children’s hospitals, overwhelmed emergency rooms and backlogged surgery waitlists → 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 Green Leader Mike Schreiner says he won’t cross the floor to Liberals

Schreiner had been considering the request from 40 Ontario Liberals to join their party and run for its leadership → 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

Ontario’s response to trucker convoy in Ottawa ‘troubling,’ report finds

The five-volume report from Justice Paul Rouleau takes the provincial government to task for its absence from the ‘political table’ during the protest in Ottawa → Read More

Ottawa agrees to Ontario’s request for five-year review of health deal

The federal government will review the current bilateral health care agreements on areas such as home care, mental health and long-term care that are set to expire at the end of March, 2027 → Read More

Ford defends stag and doe party with $150 admission fee, calling questions ‘ridiculous’

Ontario Premier’s connections to the development industry have been under the microscope in recent months, and some wonder how much party money was raised by developer contributions → Read More

Toronto Mayor John Tory should stay on despite resignation, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says

Ford says city has been going ‘tickety-boo’ and warns a left-wing mayor would be a ‘disaster’ for Toronto → 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

John Tory resigning as Toronto mayor after admitting affair with former staffer

Toronto mayor says he would work with city staff toward ‘an orderly transition’ → 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

Ontario, Alberta poised to accept Ottawa’s health care offer

Plan features $2-billion in immediate funding to stabilize pediatric hospitals and emergency rooms, $1.7-billion to raise the wages of personal support workers → Read More

Ontario to accept new health care funding from Ottawa, health minister confirms

But Sylvia Jones expresses concerns about a lack of long-term investment in the deal → Read More

For incoming Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles, the election campaign has already begun

Marit Stiles will need to put her stamp on the party, which Andrea Horwath led for the past 13 years → Read More