Matt Gurney

Matt Gurney also writes for the National Post from Toronto.

Matt Gurney's articles

Published On: November 05, 2020
OPINION: Recent government announcements on LTC are good news for many. But if change takes too long, most current residents won’t see the benefits
Published On: November 02, 2020
OPINION: My wife and I booked appointments for the whole family. They were cancelled “due to a lack of vaccine supply.” That’s politically embarrassing for the government — and a warning of things to come.
Published On: October 29, 2020
OPINION: Something needs to be done about long-term care in Ontario. But there’s a gigantic issue with the NDP plan to fix it.
Published On: October 26, 2020
OPINION: It’s easy to focus on headlines about surges and drops. But if you want to get a better sense of how Ontario is doing, you’ve got to look beyond the daily case counts.
Published On: October 22, 2020
OPINION: Solutions to pandemic challenges have to involve some consideration of cost — and liability. That’s going to be an issue in Ontario when it comes to long-term care.
Published On: October 19, 2020
OPINION: In the midst of a pandemic, it may be hard to care all that much about your blue bin. But our waste-management systems are in crisis — and the Tories’ solution just dumps the problem onto someone else.
Published On: October 15, 2020
OPINION: The province’s chief public-health officer says “the messaging has been clear.” It has been anything but.
Published On: October 13, 2020
OPINION: Sure, there will be pubs and restaurants when this is all over. But I want my favourites to survive.
Published On: October 08, 2020
OPINION: The system was in bad shape even before the pandemic — and it will be in bad shape after it, too, if we don’t take action.
Published On: October 06, 2020
OPINION: Testing snafus. Unclear advice. Doug Ford came through the first wave with plenty of support. The public may not be as forgiving this time around.
Published On: October 02, 2020
OPINION: COVID-19 cases are up, and Ontario’s testing system is faltering. That’s a recipe for only one thing: another lockdown.
Published On: September 30, 2020
OPINION: The province’s new modelling tells us under what circumstances the health-care system can operate as usual. This is useful to know — but it tells us less than you might think.
Published On: September 25, 2020
OPINION: The province is reverting to testing criteria from when the pandemic began — but that’s not an admission of defeat. It’s a recognition of reality.
Published On: September 22, 2020
OPINION: Premier Doug Ford today announced the first of six “pillars” for the province’s fall pandemic plan. It focuses on a totally different virus. Here’s why that actually makes sense.
Published On: September 17, 2020
OPINION: What would it take for the government to reimpose certain COVID-19 restrictions? What’s guiding its decision-making? We all need to know what the red lines are.
Published On: September 10, 2020
OPINION: The premier was asked whether he thought a normal Halloween was in the cards, and he hedged. How could he not?
Published On: August 22, 2020
In the spring, spoke to cottage-country business owners afraid that COVID-19 would harm their summer prospects. This week, we check back in.
Published On: August 21, 2020
In the spring, spoke to cottage-country business owners afraid that COVID-19 would harm their summer prospects. This week, we check back in.