John Michael McGrath

John Michael McGrath is a staff writer at covering provincial politics and policy.

John Michael McGrath's articles

Published On: September 22, 2021
OPINION: If the party wants to avoid a worse outcome next time around, it needs to convince voters it’s about more than a leader who wants to be prime minister.
Published On: September 17, 2021
OPINION: Premier Jason Kenney has managed to blunder into a new COVID-19 wave more serious than any his province has faced before. We have to learn from that if we’re going to get out of this.
Published On: September 15, 2021
ANALYSIS: A newly appointed acting MOH has voiced his opposition to COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s what the rules say about what he can and can’t do — and for how long.
Published On: September 14, 2021
The province has released new details about third doses, proof of vaccination, and the “last mile.” Read the full briefing.
Published On: September 09, 2021
OPINION: Canada’s facing important questions about the post-pandemic world. It’s not clear an election will answer them.
Published On: September 07, 2021
ANALYSIS: Can the federal government do that? Isn’t that a provincial thing? breaks down how responsibilities get divided up — and what happens when there’s a conflict.
Published On: September 03, 2021
OPINION: Anti-vaxxers have long since stopped being kooks and are now a serious nuisance. What happens next is up to them.
Published On: September 01, 2021
OPINION: The premier has announced a provincial vaccine certificate. That’s good. But, for now, the more contagious variant is still in control.
Published On: September 01, 2021
The province has released details about mandatory vaccination policies, exemptions, and digital certificates. Read the full briefing.
Published On: August 31, 2021
OPINION: It’s normally a matter for the provinces. But each party has included climate planks in their platforms — so they should be talking about energy planning during the campaign.
Published On: August 27, 2021
OPINION: The costs of child care are going nowhere but up. Liberal, NDP, or Conservative — everyone has to accept that and figure out what comes next.
Published On: August 24, 2021
OPINION: The Liberal party’s housing platform includes $4 billion for cities to get more housing built. That money could be better spent.
Published On: August 20, 2021
OPINION: The premier has lost another MPP, and it’s not even clear his troubles have ended.
Published On: August 18, 2021
ANALYSIS: According to the Financial Accountability Office, more than half the infrastructure owned by municipalities in Ontario is in good repair. That just leaves everything else.
Published On: August 16, 2021
If the Don Valley East MPP wins the riding for the federal Liberals, he could spend years in obscurity — but he’s not concerned.
Published On: August 10, 2021
OPINION: As both education minister and premier, Davis transformed Ontario — in part because he didn’t feel obliged to stick to the status quo.
Published On: July 29, 2021
OPINION: We’re heading into a new stage that will be less scary — but more complicated.
Published On: July 28, 2021
To dig out from the pandemic-related backlog, the province aims to spend $324 million to run hospital operating rooms and diagnostic facilities longer.