John Michael McGrath

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

John Michael McGrath's articles

Published On: March 08, 2021
ANALYSIS: The New Democratic plan contains some measures that would be easy and popular — but it also raises some questions that could prove thorny if the party wins power.
Published On: March 05, 2021
The government has released new information about vaccine doses, capacity, and distribution. Read the full update.
Published On: March 04, 2021
ANALYSIS: The minister of municipal affairs and housing is, once again, expanding his personal MZO power to approve developments in Ontario. But there’s a difference this time.
Published On: March 02, 2021
OPINION: If one shot of vaccine massively reduces the odds of death or serious hospitalization, perhaps that’s something the province should consider.
Published On: February 26, 2021
OPINION: Don’t let the government’s communications missteps fool you — the province’s vaccine rollout is actually in pretty good shape.
Published On: February 25, 2021
The government has presented updated projections on case numbers, variants of concern, and more. Read the full briefing.
Published On: February 23, 2021
If progressives want more expansive social services, they have to make — and win — the argument for higher taxes on the middle class.
Published On: February 19, 2021
The government has released new information about vaccine prioritization, capacity, and booking. Read the full update.
Published On: February 19, 2021
OPINION: MPP Michael Coteau's criticisms of Quebec’s discriminatory Bill 21 are spot on. His belief that this province is not still shaped by religion? Not so much.
Published On: February 16, 2021
OPINION: After four years of investigation, the company has all but abandoned the idea of hydrogen-fuelled trains zipping through the GTA. Good riddance.
Published On: February 12, 2021
The province released new information Friday about rapid-test capacity, deployment — and lessons learned.
Published On: February 12, 2021
OPINION: New modelling suggests that variant-driven case counts could rise quickly — yet the province is reopening.
Published On: February 10, 2021
OPINION: The temporary-foreign-worker program is built on contradictions and hypocrisy — and, eventually, it’s going to collapse on us.
Published On: February 08, 2021
ANALYSIS: Leader Andrea Horwath’s recent shuffle sends signals about the party’s priorities and how they’re getting ready for the next election
Published On: February 02, 2021
OPINION: Just like COVID-19, nuclear-waste disposal will affect some populations more than others. Their voices need to be heard.
Published On: February 01, 2021
The government has provided new information about funding, testing, and staffing. Read the full briefing.
Published On: January 29, 2021
OPINION: We can start feeling more confident about the case numbers. It’s harder to be confident that Ottawa and Queen’s Park have their eyes on the ball.
Published On: January 28, 2021
For Ontario hospitals, “business as usual” is still a long ways off — and school reopenings may lead to a temporary increase in cases. Read the latest here.