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Ontario Premier Mike Harris is calling it a major change of players but not of the agenda. Thursday morning before taking off for China, the premier unveiled his most ambitious cabinet shuffle since becoming premier in 1995. The shuffle was necessitated by the recent departures of Ernie Eves and Al Palladini, two ministers with senior economic portfolios. The big story of this shuffle: the elevation of former attorney-general James Flaherty to the two most prestigious jobs in cabinet, minister of finance and deputy premier. Our 4th Reading panelists Mac Penney, Ruth Grier and Richard Mahoney deconstruct the political shift.
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OPINION: Liberal leader Steven Del Duca is promising major voting changes. In the lead-up to the election, we need to press all parties for details about their visions of democratic reform.

Through historical photos and contemporary art, ‘Fragments of Epic Memory’ reflects a community that’s long been underrepresented in galleries.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. 

OPINION: Bill 307 isn’t a bad law because it lacks a purpose. And it’s not bad because it required the notwithstanding clause. It’s bad because it’s sloppy and open to abuse.
OPINION: The idea that the pandemic should make the province rethink its plan to build more subways in Toronto is flawed. Subways were a good idea before COVID-19 — and they’ll be a good idea after it.  

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

Going after grassroots groups, a four-day work week, and big spenders at OLG.

OPINION: Things are looking up in Ontario. But the Tories shouldn’t let recent successes cloud their judgment like they did at the end of the second wave.

Reopening plans, QR codes, and child-care conflict.