Adam McDowell's articles
A new project led by researchers at Western University aims to collect data on every tornado in Ontario this year. We talk to Professor Gregory Kopp about his team’s unique New Year’s resolution — and about the risks and rewards of storm-tracking.
OPINION: Alberta claims it’s being shut out by the LCBO, and it has a point. Maybe it’s time for a 21st-century solution, writes Adam McDowell.
ANALYSIS: The online retailing giant has a reputation for tough working conditions — and there’s evidence the company destroys as many jobs as it creates, writes Adam McDowell.
Indigenous communities are increasingly asserting their treaty rights in areas where affluent white Ontarians spend their summers.
ANALYSIS: Although Doug Ford says “hucksters” are ganging up on the Tories, there’s no conspiracy afoot, writes Adam McDowell.
Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne concedes defeat with days still to go until the election — and urges voters to prevent a Tory or NDP majority government.
Struggling Liberals dig up old allegations against Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford, while the NDP pledges to reduce wait times for youth mental-health services.
The Liberals launch their platform, the Progressive Conservatives promise to bring back "buck-a-beer" sales, and the NDP's Andrea Horwath assures voters that she is not Bob Rae.
The Progressive Conservatives accuse pollsters and the media of conspiring to keep them down, while NDP leader Andrea Horwath stands by a controversial candidate.
In southwestern Ontario, shifts in party preference are handing rural ridings to the PCs and urban ridings to the NDP — leaving little room for the Liberals.
Liberals and NDP call for OPP investigation into Tory nomination contests after newspaper report alleges ballot-stuffing by influential party members.
Allegations of 407 toll highway data theft have prompted a police investigation, and the NDP is calling for Ontario's chief electoral officer to look into the matter as well.
OPINION: Cannabis retailing is uncharted territory, and Adam McDowell asks: Won’t someone please think (rigorously and empirically) of the children?
Tory leader Doug Ford promises to fire Hydro One’s $6 million man, while some of Ontario’s proposed marijuana stores have local communities fuming.
A former top Liberal staffer is going to jail, and Kathleen Wynne challenges PC leader Doug Ford to three televised debates.
A new poll shows the Liberals in third place for the first time, while a would-be NDP candidate is disqualified over cheeky social-media posts.
Progressive Conservative MPP Michael Harris has been ejected from his party’s caucus over sexts he sent to an intern, and Tanya Granic Allen faces criticism over offensive tweets.
Doug Ford gets booed at a Somali community event, and the number of Liberal MPPs not seeking re-election reaches 11.