Steve Paikin's articles
Published On: April 19, 2021
This past weekend proved you still need the consent of the governed in Canada’s biggest province.
Published On: April 14, 2021
It wasn’t as deadly as Attica, which also happened 50 years ago. But the bloody Ontario prison riot took its share of lives.
Published On: April 01, 2021
The news that a prominent columnist and the premier's director of media relations are an item is raising a lot of questions about the nature of relationships in politics.
Published On: March 24, 2021
It’s not just the size of the numbers that’s unprecedented in the 2021-22 budget — the praise for the Opposition leader may well be a first, too.
Published On: March 19, 2021
It was a catchphrase for Bill Davis, who recaptured a majority government for the Tories — and rarely let the opposition forget it.
Published On: March 15, 2021
Doug Ford accused NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa of vaccine queue-jumping. That was appalling for so many reasons.
Published On: March 10, 2021
“The Minister” raises questions about citizen engagement, mandates, and voter turnout — and I’m hooked.
Published On: March 08, 2021
With its Green New Democratic Deal, the NDP takes direct aim at the party whose name it will not say.
Published On: February 25, 2021
The Toronto journalist broke a lot of the rules about keeping your distance from the story. Jeff was all in, all the time.
Published On: February 22, 2021
She lost her last two attempts to capture Toronto Centre for the Greens. But leader Annamie Paul hopes the third time will be the charm.
Published On: February 17, 2021
More sports lovers should have heard of Herb Carnegie — who could have been hockey’s Jackie Robinson.
Published On: February 11, 2021
Broken voting machines. A blizzard. The PC convention at Maple Leaf Gardens was marred by complications — and, in the end, the overwhelming favourite only barely squeaked through.
Published On: February 09, 2021
Steven Del Duca has the toughest job of any new leader in Liberal history. How do you rebuild a once-proud party in the midst of a global pandemic?
Published On: February 05, 2021
Questions on TikTok? A solo moderator? More head-to-head leaders’ discussion? Here are some of things debate organizers will be mulling before we all head back to the polls.
Published On: February 04, 2021
In the last English-language debate, there were six leaders on stage, oftentimes all yelling at one another. Is there a better way for next time?
Published On: January 27, 2021
Political experts — and a former lieutenant-governor — explain how Julie Payette’s appointment went wrong and what needs to happen next.
Published On: January 13, 2021
Last week, I got to hear the hockey heroes of the ’72 series reminisce about their showdown with the Soviets — and what made it so legendary.
Published On: January 11, 2021
I was at the Ontario legislature 32 years ago when demonstrators smashed through the front doors. Thanks to a resourceful Opposition leader, the incident ended without harm.