Steve Paikin's articles
Published On: May 11, 2021
Canada’s first Black MP and cabinet minister now has a law school named after him. Call it “L.A. Law.”
Published On: May 04, 2021
Civil servants are supposed to provide “fearless advice and loyal implementation” — but some critics question whether they have an anti-Tory bias.
Published On: April 26, 2021
For the first time in years, there’s evidence that the Grits are serious contenders again.
Published On: April 21, 2021
Four months after scoring in overtime to win the 1951 Stanley Cup, Bill Barilko disappeared — and became the stuff of legend.
Published On: April 20, 2021
This country’s greatest political orator is battling abdominal cancer as he continues to fight for causes near and dear to his heart.
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?