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Leslyn Lewis describes her recent experiences as a candidate for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
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How the province can tamp down a second wave. Plus, Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner on his party's plan for a Green New Deal.
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Steve Paikin interviews the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
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The pandemic shut down casinos across the province, cutting off a major revenue source for many communities. Now they have to figure out how to balance the budget

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Published On: September 21, 2020
Precedent suggests that it can be good to strike while the iron is hot — and also that snap elections can bring governments down. That leaves Canada’s first ministers facing some tricky choices.
Published On: September 18, 2020
Hospitals, long-term-care homes, and others in the health-care sector have been waiting months for the government’s fall plan — now they’re starting to sound the alarm.
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 16, 2020
OPINION: The former Conservative leadership candidate has set her sights on becoming an MP. The electorate has a right to know more about her beliefs.
Published On: September 15, 2020
OPINION: The federal Liberals are reportedly ready to support a basic income. If they’re serious about it, that would mean the biggest change in public spending since the 1990s.
Published On: September 14, 2020
OPINION: I launched the Ipperwash commission as Ontario’s attorney general. Its urgent recommendations remain relevant today — acting on the first one would be a fitting tribute to Dudley George.
Published On: Published On: September 11, 2020
How have our politicians fared during the pandemic? Will Ontario and Canada make an economic recovery? And checking in on children's mental health.
Published On: September 11, 2020
Gerry Phillips may not be the most famous former cabinet minister in Ontario history — but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about him.
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: September 08, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the province’s labour-union affairs — why some relationships are better than others.
Published On: Published On: September 08, 2020
Journalists and politicos catch us up on the summer of politics amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published On: September 08, 2020
OPINON: Last Friday, an Ontario judge struck down the province’s Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act. The government should think twice about appealing the ruling.
Published On: Published On: September 08, 2020
As schools start to reopen and MPPs prepare to return to Queen's Park, hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath look at the weeks ahead.
Published On: September 04, 2020
OPINION: A new report finds that a decade-old decision by a long-gone prime minister cost Ontario big in terms of federal transfer payments.
Published On: September 01, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath read the political tea leaves. 
Published On: August 28, 2020
ANALYSIS: The Tories released amendments to the Growth Plan on Friday. While they’ve backed down on some controversial suggestions, the changes are almost certain to spark criticism.
Published On: August 26, 2020
ANALYSIS: Cities have adapted public spaces to allow for more and different outdoor activities. The question is whether those changes will stick around when COVID-19 is gone.
Published On: August 25, 2020
How a relative unknown became the breakout star of the Conservative leadership race.