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OPINION: Ontario’s case counts are surging again, and the government is scrambling to respond. It’s not a disaster, but the Tories need to learn from their missteps of the past 14 days.
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Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the province's plan to combat increased spread of COVID-19.
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OPINION: I first met John Turner more than 20 years ago. Our friendship shaped the course of my life and my sense of this country.
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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 08, 2020
Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the province’s labour-union affairs — why some relationships are better than others.
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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.
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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.
Published On: August 25, 2020
Critics say no — but it’s hard not to wonder whether there’s misogyny at play here.
Published On: August 24, 2020
ANALYSIS: The President of the Treasury Board wants to make provincial agencies more digitally accessible. But can the government avoid privacy and security risks?
Published On: August 24, 2020
In normal times, Erin O’Toole’s victory would’ve been the biggest story of the night — but 2020 has been anything but normal.
Published On: Published On: August 24, 2020
Can online city council meetings during COVID-19 achieve the same goals as pre-pandemic times?
Published On: August 18, 2020
Ontario's latest effort to help get kids back to school has hit two stumbling blocks so far.
Published On: August 14, 2020
The Greenbelt Council, which advises the government on growth planning, is urging the province to take a closer look at the numbers it’s using to justify planning decisions.
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Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss Ontario's historic budget deficit.
Published On: August 13, 2020
Like most other things, council meetings have largely gone virtual. And that’s led to some unexpected — and many predictable — complications.
Published On: August 12, 2020
ANALYSIS: There’s even more red ink on the books than was projected in the spring — but it will cost less than expected to pay down the province’s debt.