John Michael McGrath

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

John Michael McGrath's articles

Published On: November 26, 2020
The province released updated modelling Thursday. Read what it has to say about hospital capacity, case counts, and what may lie ahead.
Published On: November 25, 2020
OPINION: The province had plans for what to do in the case of a pandemic. But a new auditor general’s report suggests that, for years, governments ignored the basics.
Published On: November 24, 2020
ANALYSIS: Nominally, Toronto and Peel region are facing a four-week lockdown. But don’t start making holiday plans — it’s almost certain to last longer.
Published On: November 18, 2020
OPINION: According to the auditor general, the province’s environmental performance has been dismal. But the problem doesn’t lie just with the Tories.
Published On: November 16, 2020
OPINION: Young people will get their day in court to hold Ontario to account on behalf of future generations — if the latest Tory defeat holds up.
Published On: November 13, 2020
OPINION: The premier owes Ontarians his best during the pandemic. The prime minister owes Canadians his best during the pandemic. Let’s focus on the results, not who gets them.
Published On: November 11, 2020
OPINION: The pandemic is spreading through hot spots like wildfire, and closures aren’t stopping it. The province needs to go big with new measures to make it easier for people to stop the spread.
Published On: November 09, 2020
The official opposition has released the housing policy it’ll bring to voters in the next provincial election. Here are the details of what’s inside.
Published On: November 05, 2020
The Doug Ford government has found a way to lower hydro bills for businesses, and it’s surprisingly simple: subsidize them with tax dollars
Published On: November 05, 2020
ANALYSIS: Finance Minister Rod Phillips presented the province’s 2020-21 budget at Queen’s Park. looks at what it will mean for Ontarians.
Published On: November 03, 2020
OPINION: Canada’s conservative movement has identified a promising group of voters in coming election contests — labour unions. Don’t laugh.
Published On: November 03, 2020
The province is abandoning its “Stage 2/Stage 3” framework and adopting a colour-coded one that it hopes will allow for faster and more targeted responses. Read the full plan here
Published On: October 30, 2020
OPINION: The government released new modelling Thursday that answers some questions, poses more questions — and is all-around frustrating.
Published On: October 29, 2020
The province unveiled new modelling Thursday. Read what it has to say about hospital capacity, infection rates, and the weeks ahead.
Published On: October 27, 2020
OPINION: A recent letter from two Halton politicians suggests that the premier’s “trust us — we know best” approach is losing its appeal
Published On: October 23, 2020
ANALYSIS: Bill 213 would dissolve the Ontario Highway Transport Board and end a century-old system of regulation. Here’s what that could mean for travel in and around the province.
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.