John Michael McGrath

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

John Michael McGrath's articles

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.
Published On: October 12, 2021
OPINION: The federal Tories are arguing over where to go next. They should look to their provincial counterparts for a roadmap.
Published On: October 08, 2021
OPINION: The justification for the Ontario line and other transit plans was a growing army of workers commuting to downtown offices every day. What if they don’t come back after COVID-19?
Published On: October 05, 2021
OPINION: The recent Supreme Court decision and a shameful display at city council both call into question the kind of future we’re building here — and the interests that will shape it.
Published On: October 01, 2021
OPINION: Canada’s top court has found that cutting council in half during a municipal election was perfectly constitutional. But the fight doesn’t have to end there.
Published On: September 29, 2021
In response to new data about rates of myocarditis, the province has released new guidelines for Ontarians ages 18 to 24.
Published On: September 28, 2021
OPINION: It looks as if children ages five to 11 could be able to get their shots soon. That’s a huge relief. Unvaccinated adults remain the biggest problem.
Published On: September 24, 2021
OPINION: Justin Trudeau’s election win means the carbon tax is here to stay. Does Ford really want him to take all the credit for climate policy?
Published On: September 22, 2021
OPINION: If the party wants to avoid a worse outcome next time around, it needs to convince voters it’s about more than a leader who wants to be prime minister.
Published On: September 17, 2021
OPINION: Premier Jason Kenney has managed to blunder into a new COVID-19 wave more serious than any his province has faced before. We have to learn from that if we’re going to get out of this.
Published On: September 15, 2021
ANALYSIS: A newly appointed acting MOH has voiced his opposition to COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s what the rules say about what he can and can’t do — and for how long.
Published On: September 14, 2021
The province has released new details about third doses, proof of vaccination, and the “last mile.” Read the full briefing.
Published On: September 09, 2021
OPINION: Canada’s facing important questions about the post-pandemic world. It’s not clear an election will answer them.
Published On: September 07, 2021
ANALYSIS: Can the federal government do that? Isn’t that a provincial thing? breaks down how responsibilities get divided up — and what happens when there’s a conflict.
Published On: September 03, 2021
OPINION: Anti-vaxxers have long since stopped being kooks and are now a serious nuisance. What happens next is up to them.
Published On: September 01, 2021
OPINION: The premier has announced a provincial vaccine certificate. That’s good. But, for now, the more contagious variant is still in control.