John Michael McGrath

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

John Michael McGrath's articles

Published On: June 15, 2021
OPINION: The health minister says there's no need for financial incentives to get the shot. That's okay for now — but things could look different in September.
Published On: June 11, 2021
OPINION: There are arguments for having Section 33 in our Constitution — undoing the errors of a government that can’t seem to shoot straight isn’t one of them.
Published On: June 10, 2021
According to new projections, case counts will continue to fall — if Ontario can vaccinate fast enough to contain the spread of the Delta variant.
Published On: June 10, 2021
The province aims to get more doses out the door faster in order to contain the spread of the so-called Delta variant.
Published On: June 09, 2021
ANALYSIS: The Tories are calling MPPs back to the legislature to reinstate an election law that was struck down on Tuesday — this time with the notwithstanding clause.
Published On: June 08, 2021
OPINION: The last bill introduced before the summer recess effectively freezes the progress of a sewage project first proposed in 2014 — and there’s no deadline in sight.
Published On: June 07, 2021
The province announced Monday that Stage 1 will begin on June 11. Here’s what will be up and running again. 
Published On: June 04, 2021
OPINION: At this point, it’s anyone’s guess who the next premier will be. But these issues will almost certainly shape the race in coming months.
Published On: June 01, 2021
OPINION: The discovery of 215 children's remains near Kamloops is yet another reminder that residential schools were not merely a dark chapter in the story of an otherwise great nation.
Published On: May 28, 2021
OPINION: Another variant is in the mix in this province — and filling in the blanks about what we know is going to determine what the next few months look like.
Published On: May 28, 2021
The province has provided new details about supply, vaccines for youth — and its plan for administering second shots.
Published On: May 26, 2021
OPINION: Train service to the north won’t pay for itself. But the government doesn’t seem scared of large sticker prices when it comes to transportation.
Published On: May 21, 2021
OPINION: The Tories have actually come up with a decent reopening plan. It’s up to all of us to make it happen.
Published On: May 20, 2021
Outdoor amenities are back, and the province is gearing up for a mid-June reopening.
Published On: May 20, 2021
The latest projections suggest that schools could reopen without creating a fourth wave — but that other indoor activities will need to wait.
Published On: May 18, 2021
OPINION: With a bit more patience — but less than you may assume — we can make sure the third wave is well and truly the last one.
Published On: May 14, 2021
OPINION: With the election more than a year away, it’s not realistic to expect them to have all the details. But there are some big questions they’ll need to answer.
Published On: May 12, 2021
Children aged 12 to 17 won’t be vaccinated in Ontario until June at the earliest — that and more in this week’s vaccine update.