John Michael McGrath

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

John Michael McGrath's articles

Published On: November 30, 2021
OPINION: Is it more transmissible? Are outcomes less severe? Can it evade vaccines? We don’t know yet. But we do know our ICU capacity remains finite.
Published On: November 26, 2021
OPINION: Last week, councillors voted against expanding the city’s urban-growth boundary. Ontario has the power to overturn that decision, and it’s hinting it might use it.
Published On: November 24, 2021
OPINION: The only real answer to the problems cars create is to cut down on driving. Cities like London are showing us how.
Published On: November 22, 2021
OPINION: It’s possible Infrastructure Ontario did nothing wrong. But there are good reasons for a public inquiry to look at the agency’s actions.
Published On: November 18, 2021
The province has released details on schools, self-collection kits — and the rollout of symptomatic testing to pharmacies. Read the full briefing.
Published On: November 16, 2021
OPINION: Yes, cases are rising. But there are a number of reasons the premier should feel confident about where Ontario stands now.
Published On: November 12, 2021
OPINION: The controversial highway has real merits — but its critics are not all downtown activists.
Published On: November 09, 2021
OPINION: To paraphrase a historical Liberal, Steven Del Duca is telling voters “highways if necessary, but not necessarily highways.”
Published On: November 05, 2021
OPINION: The government is pinning its re-election hopes on two new highways in the GTA — and reactions to its mini-budget speech hint at how the campaign might unfold.
Published On: November 04, 2021
ANALYSIS: Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy presented the fall economic statement on Thursday. Here’s what it has to say about deficits, transit, and more.
Published On: November 03, 2021
The province has unveiled its rollout plan for third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read the full briefing.
Published On: November 02, 2021
OPINION: Toronto is once again trying to thwart provincial planning policy, this time around transit stations. There’s a better way.
Published On: October 28, 2021
OPINION: speaks with Green leader Mike Schreiner and deputy leader Dianne Saxe about their election 2022 climate plank and why they think voters want an honest plan — even if it costs them.
Published On: October 26, 2021
OPINION: As soon as public-health measures end, businesses are going to push to get workers back in their cubicles Monday to Friday. That’s a decision too big to be left to the bosses.
Published On: October 22, 2021
OPINION: The government has announced that it aims to lift all public-health measures by early next year. It’s a good plan — if the Tories can stick to it.
Published On: October 19, 2021
OPINION: Liberal leader Steven Del Duca is promising major voting changes. In the lead-up to the election, we need to press all parties for details about their visions of democratic reform.
Published On: October 15, 2021
The province has released the details of its enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate and the Verify Ontario app for businesses. Read the full briefing here.
Published On: October 14, 2021
OPINION: Bars and restaurants will soon see the end of the capacity limits they’ve chafed under for so long. But lifting restrictions won’t solve their labour issues.