Bill Davis from the article Remembering William G. Davis, 1929-2021
He won four straight elections. He was the second-longest-serving premier Ontario’s ever had. But more than that, he was a decent man and a great Canadian.
Steve Paikin and guests discuss the 18th Ontario premier's enduring legacy in politics and policy.
Join Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath as they remember William Davis, the 18th premier of Ontario.
two men in suits smiling, one holding a pipe from the article Most politicians, on most days, aspire to build a legacy like Bill Davis’s
OPINION: As both education minister and premier, Davis transformed Ontario — in part because he didn’t feel obliged to stick to the status quo.

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Published On: August 09, 2021
During his time as education minister, Davis modernized the province’s learning infrastructure — and introduced a new station to the airwaves.
Published On: August 09, 2021
Jeffrey L. Orridge, Chief Executive Officer of TVO, today issued the following statement on the death of the Honourable William G. Davis, former Premier of Ontario:
Published On: July 30, 2019
Ontarians picked him as their 18th premier when he was just 41 years old. Today, he turns 90 — and he’s still going strong.
Published On: July 07, 2017
People often ask me about my interest in Ontario's 18th premier. Here's why I write about him.
Published On: October 13, 2016
I wanted to find out everything that was happening to former Ontario premier Bill Davis for a book I was writing. I got way more than I bargained for.
Published On: July 08, 2016
Why write a book about a guy who's been out of politics for more than three decades? Because Bill Davis's achievements and political savvy are still hugely important to the province.   
Published On: August 10, 2021
Filmed in 1978, "The Art of the Possible" follows Ontario Premier Bill Davis in a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at political decision-making.
Published On: June 17, 2014
Steve Paikin writes that, try as they might, the small "c" conservatives just can't seem to win elections in the province of Ontario.  Maybe that's because after all these years, it's still Bill Davis' Ontario. 
Published On: March 01, 2012
Check out this documentary I did many moons ago, on the 25th anniversary of William Davis's becoming the 18th Premier of Ontario.