Steve Paikin's Blog
In 1972, Margaret Birch made history as the first woman appointed to the Ontario government’s executive council. Last weekend, I headed down memory lane with her.
The Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario plays a crucial role in our democracy — and a town hall in Toronto this week offered valuable insights into the role.
David Smith has been a Liberal operative, a federal minister, and a senator — and he has the stories to prove it.
Alex Jadad has travelled the world looking for ways to make health care in Ontario better and less expensive. Here’s what he’s discovered.
America’s best-known investigative reporter came to Mississauga and shared two hours’ worth of observations on a turbulent time in U.S. politics.
Early 20th-century Brampton turns out to be more fertile ground for literature than you’d think. Steve Paikin spoke to lawyer-turned-author Lynne Golding about her new novel and its unique setting.
Despite losing the Toronto mayor’s race, the former chief planner secured 180,000 votes. Do they represent a base of support for future runs?
Months after getting trounced in the provincial election, the Liberals still have some important decisions to make about their future.
He might not have been an MPP for very long, but Glenn Thibeault had one of the most tumultuous terms ever — and on Tuesday, he was back in the hot seat.
“This place is sacred,” the province’s longest-serving Speaker, Dave Levac, told an audience last week. “Don’t wreck it.”
Jim Watson, who won by a landslide in October, has never lost a political race — and he shows no signs of slowing down.
No one was better than Brian Mulroney at maintaining peace in his caucus. Someone in the premier’s office should be taking notes.
The mayoral race was Singh’s eighth run at political office — and his eighth loss. But that won’t stop him from trying again.
She made do with limited campaign funds and a tiny team of volunteers. Her real challenge was Jennifer Keesmaat.
She got 15,000 votes — good for fourth place — and she’s “100 per cent” certain that she’ll run for office again.
At last Friday’s Munk Debate, former White House strategist Steve Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum went head to head over populism.
Jim Karahalios wants to be president of the Progressive Conservative party, but the party doesn’t seem to want him. Now he’s raising questions about how the Tories are running things.
Linda Jeffrey lost the mayoral race to Patrick Brown. But in the wake of her surprising defeat, she may well have her eye on a different political post in Peel Region.