John Michael McGrath

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

John Michael McGrath's articles

Published On: May 07, 2021
ANALYSIS: If summer camps don’t get some clarity soon on whether they’ll be allowed to reopen, some may never reopen again
Published On: May 05, 2021
OPINION: Vaccinations are finally going strong. But the costs of falling short of “herd immunity” are huge, and there’s a simple way to help boost our numbers — cash.
Published On: May 05, 2021
The province has released new details about employer-led clinics, hot spots, age eligibility, and more. Read the full briefing.
Published On: May 04, 2021
OPINION: Ottawa has announced that the planned Highway 413 will be subjected to federal review — and that sends a message about Liberal political priorities.
Published On: April 30, 2021
OPINION: There’s a whole wide world of actions the government could be taking. It’s choosing to gamble with a deadly virus instead.
Published On: April 29, 2021
New COVID-19 cases are beginning to decline, but hospitals are still under strain — and a fourth wave remains possible. Read the full briefing.
Published On: April 29, 2021
Ontarians 18 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by the week of May 24. That and more in Thursday's provincial vaccine briefing.
Published On: April 28, 2021
OPINION: Ontarians are getting a limited sick-day benefit not because the experts said so but because the government is in political peril.
Published On: April 27, 2021
OPINION: Expecting Ontarians who’ve had one dose of vaccine to behave as if they’ve had none is not realistic — and it could be dangerous.
Published On: April 22, 2021
OPINION: COVID-19 is putting essential workers and their families in hospital now, today, as you read this — and whatever Doug Ford does next is going to come too late for thousands of Ontarians.
Published On: April 20, 2021
OPINION: One year in, Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet still don’t understand the basic contours of the public-policy problem they’re confronting.
Published On: April 19, 2021
OPINION: Until someone in the PC caucus accepts that responsibility starts at the top, this is going to get worse, not better.
Published On: April 16, 2021
A six-week stay-at-home order and high rates of vaccination are the only ways to flatten Ontario’s current pandemic curve — that and more in the latest modelling briefing.
Published On: April 15, 2021
ANALYSIS: The TTC helps Toronto’s economy more than you might think. And remote work could undo those benefits.
Published On: April 13, 2021
OPINION: Since April 1, the government has announced and reversed three different policies. If it can sort out its new Phase 2 rollout, maybe — just maybe — it’ll win voters’ forgiveness.
Published On: April 13, 2021
The province has released new details about supply, availability, hot spots, and booking. Read the full briefing.
Published On: April 09, 2021
OPINION: Voters are unlikely to forget that the province failed to take meaningful action until the third wave showed up in ICUs.
Published On: April 06, 2021
OPINION: The argument for vaccinating essential workers is almost as clear-cut as the one for vaccinating seniors — but we aren’t keeping seniors safe by letting COVID-19 tear through workplaces.