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The Ontario Legislature broke for the summer this week. It may have been a short sitting, but don't let that fool you: a lot's happened since Mike Harris retired in March. A new Premier with a new political style, and many would argue, a whole new political direction. How are the various parties, and their leaders, dealing with the new climate? This week we'll ask our political pundits to assess how Ernie Eves, Dalton McGuinty and Howard Hampton are performing on a variety of issues. As well, Premier Eves defends his tax cut delay and handling of the controversial Hydro One file.
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Jun 30, 2002
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The city halted fare collection in the face of COVID-19. Now a local advocacy coalition wants council to make no-cost travel permanent.
The government has not publicly shared a triage protocol — but what we know about its thinking has experts and advocates worried that Ontarians with disabilities will be denied care.
OPINION: After Roman Baber’s public anti-lockdown message, the premier kicked him out of the caucus — proving that at least some things are beyond the pale.
The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: The numbers are still objectively bad — but they aren’t still going up. Even if it’s a blip, the timing couldn’t be better.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.
Shortly after the flight from Tehran to Kyiv claimed dozens of Canadian lives, COVID-19 took over the news cycle. But victims’ friends and relatives continue their fight for answers — and accountability.

The government has released new information about vaccine doses, capacity, and distribution. Read the full update.

Last week, I got to hear the hockey heroes of the ’72 series reminisce about their showdown with the Soviets — and what made it so legendary.