John Michael McGrath

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

John Michael McGrath's articles

Published On: October 20, 2020
OPINION: The former premier has announced she won’t be running for re-election. Like her or not, she leaves big shoes to fill.
Published On: October 16, 2020
ANALYSIS: A new report suggests that next year will be either expensive or ruinously expensive. It all depends on whether we get the pandemic under control.
Published On: October 13, 2020
OPINION: If the Tories are going to keep the economic pain to bearable levels, they’ll need to figure out how to outpace a virus.
Published On: October 09, 2020
OPINION: The province has passed over two major players on its shortlist for a small-modular-reactor design. Will that mean a more competitive process?
Published On: October 05, 2020
OPINION: A digital-media “case study” chronicles the creation, implementation, and destruction of the Liberal promise of free tuition in Ontario. What lessons does it have for COVID-19?
Published On: September 30, 2020
The province unveiled updated modelling Wednesday. Here's what it has to say about hospital capacity, public-health measures, and the new surge in cases
Published On: September 29, 2020
OPINION: The Tories made it clear early on that they have no great love for electric cars. Perhaps a billion-dollar investment will change their mind.
Published On: September 25, 2020
OPINION: Doug Ford wants the feds to approve new types of coronavirus testing — and that makes sense. But why did Ontario make a plan that hinges on what Ottawa will do?
Published On: September 22, 2020
OPINION: Ontario’s case counts are surging again, and the government is scrambling to respond. It’s not a disaster, but the Tories need to learn from their missteps of the past 14 days.
Published On: September 18, 2020
Hospitals, long-term-care homes, and others in the health-care sector have been waiting months for the government’s fall plan — now they’re starting to sound the alarm.
Published On: September 15, 2020
OPINION: The federal Liberals are reportedly ready to support a basic income. If they’re serious about it, that would mean the biggest change in public spending since the 1990s.
Published On: September 11, 2020
OPINION: My four-year-old is heading back to school. I am trying to remain calm. I am not always succeeding.
Published On: September 08, 2020
OPINON: Last Friday, an Ontario judge struck down the province’s Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act. The government should think twice about appealing the ruling.
Published On: September 04, 2020
OPINION: A new report finds that a decade-old decision by a long-gone prime minister cost Ontario big in terms of federal transfer payments.
Published On: September 01, 2020
OPINION: If they work, dirt-cheap coronavirus tests could make us all safer — that is, if public-health agencies can get out of the way.
Published On: August 28, 2020
ANALYSIS: The Tories released amendments to the Growth Plan on Friday. While they’ve backed down on some controversial suggestions, the changes are almost certain to spark criticism.
Published On: August 26, 2020
The government has released its guidelines for public-health units and school boards for managing coronavirus cases among students and teachers as the return to school looms.
Published On: August 26, 2020
ANALYSIS: Cities have adapted public spaces to allow for more and different outdoor activities. The question is whether those changes will stick around when COVID-19 is gone.