Ontario's next provincial election is scheduled for June 7, 2018. Now that we're less than a year away, TVO will be keeping close tabs on how the parties position themselves as voting day draws nearer.
David Reevely of the Ottawa Citizen on the PC leader's balancing act.
OPINION: Policies like the minimum-wage increase are what happen when progressive ideals meet penny-pinching priorities, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: With six months to go before voting day, John Michael McGrath highlights key issues that will shape the race.
Experts tell Steve Paikin the drug plan proposed by the NDP would have been more effective than what the Liberals have implemented.
Steve Paikin takes a look at what the three major provincial party leaders have to be happy about this holiday season.
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TVO's northwestern Ontario hub editor Jon Thompson talks about northern riding changes.
A new report from the Financial Accountability Office says that the province will add $75 billion to its debt over the next four years.
ANALYSIS: The Liberals will run for re-election on the strength of new policies. In an otherwise moderate report, Bonnie Lysyk points out they haven’t done particularly well with the ones they have.
Can the Progressive Conservatives’ promises withstand six months of scrutiny?
John Michael McGrath speaks with Steve Paikin. Listen.
TVO.org's Mary Baxter discusses how the election will play out in southwestern Ontario.
The non-partisan Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy has deemed the estimates underlying the Tories’ platform reasonable, Steve Paikin reports.
OPINION: The Tories unveiled their election platform this past weekend, and while it contains substantial changes to Liberal policy, it’s not a root-and-branch destruction of the Wynne legacy, writes John Michael McGrath.
Steve Paikin asks: Will ‘same policies, without the scandals’ be a good enough rallying cry for the NDP?
OPINION: The Liberals say the NDP hurt students by forcing a drawn-out debate over back-to-work legislation. John Michael McGrath says they’re really concerned about the ballot box.
The way the Liberals have been embracing the union movement lately raises some troubling questions, Steve Paikin writes.
ANALYSIS: In his latest big speech, Finance Minister Charles Sousa threw some bones to small businesses and hinted at developments on the horizon.
ANALYSIS: Whether they legislate instructors back to work or let the strike drag on, the Liberals will pay a political price, writes John Michael McGrath.
Respecting the will of party members is important. But so is forming a winning team.
ANALYSIS: Voters finally have some evidence of what the Tories will run on in next year’s election. John Michael McGrath takes you through the highlights.
OPINION: The Liberals want to protect women seeking abortions. They also want to torment the PCs, says John Michael McGrath.
The Ontario Liberals keep advancing policy designed partly to entrap the leader of the opposition. So far, he’s managed to avoid stepping in any of those cow patties, writes Steve Paikin.
Steve Paikin writes that Deb Matthews appears poised to exit provincial politics, following her cabinet colleague Brad Duguid.
The next Ontario election may still be more than eight months away. But the ad wars are about to begin, writes Steve Paikin.
Steve Paikin writes that a debate is raging over which brand of conservatism the Progressive Conservative leader represents.
Expert pollsters and strategists offer their takes on the 2018 vote with less than nine months to go.
Ontarians electing an NDP government in 2018 seems improbable to many. But so did electing an NDP government in 1990, Steve Paikin observes.
Steve Paikin asks: Is there a way for Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leader to sell his party on pricing carbon?
Many recent opinion polls show that Kathleen Wynne is the least popular premier in the country. And yet, the Liberals are still competitive in voting polls. The Agenda checks in with the premier to understand her party's policies and politics.
Steve Paikin writes: Though she’s deeply unpopular, the premier still has time to turn things around before the next election. Can she?
OPINION: Even with two new provincial seats, northern Ontario’s political influence will continue to wane, writes David Tabachnick.
OPINION: The Liberals’ recent, futile attempt to tie the Tory leader to The Rebel is dumb politics, writes John Michael McGrath.
Steve Paikin writes: It might be hard to believe, but sometimes politicians mean what they say.
Steve Paikin writes that Caroline Mulroney’s entrance into provincial politics gives Patrick Brown and the Progressive Conservatives a lift.
Steve Paikin argues that a new CUPE Ontario ad attacking the PCs — and the Tory response to it — illustrates why so many people are cynical about politics.
Could electricity prices end the provincial Tories’ three-decade shutout in the northwest?
The new political action group Ontario Proud is growing — but can it make an impact on the 2018 provincial election?
Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservatives are riding high in the polls — but the party is plagued by bitter infighting over its nomination process, Steve Paikin writes.
ANALYSIS: The mayor of Toronto is picking a political fight with the Liberals, and it’s already figuring in next year’s provincial election planning.
OPINION: Ontario voters are scheduled to go to the polls on June 7, 2018. Here's how each party hopes to win them over.
Officially, Premier Kathleen Wynne is committed to holding the election next June. But there are plenty of reasons she may want to do it sooner, Steve Paikin argues.
Steve Paikin writes: June is the premier’s last viable opportunity to make way for a new party leader before the 2018 election.
OPINION: The Liberals are using the privilege of government to make a budget that will cause problems for both the New Democrats and the Progressive Conservatives in the build-up to next year's election.