Archive: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

4th Reading

A number of prominent politicians at Queen's Park have recently decided to bow out: cabinet ministers Chris Hodgson and John Snobelen, Speaker Gary Carr, Liberal veterans Lyn McLeod, Sean Conway, and John Cleary. We're joined by three people, each of whom left politics under different circumstances --- and one who missed it so much he came screaming back: Greg Sorbara, Liberal MPP for Vaughan-King-Aurora and a former cabinet minister in David Peterson's government; Charles Harnick, who served in Mike Harris' cabinet as attorney general but declined to run again in the '99 election; and our own Ruth Grier, a former minister in the Bob Rae NDP government, who was defeated in 1995.
Jan 19, 2003
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Extremely Likely speaks with an anonymous Liberal official about a lack of preparedness, close races, and why the results didn’t come as a surprise.

OPINION: Justin Trudeau’s election win means the carbon tax is here to stay. Does Ford really want him to take all the credit for climate policy?

This summer, nearly 4,000 people across six First Nations were evacuated due to forest fires. As climate change intensifies, how will government act?

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

ANALYSIS: The new government will need to find ways to increase understanding of the importance of our public institutions. Here are some key challenges it should keep in mind. speaks with a New Democrat about popular leaders, close losses, and why the party is ready for the next election. speaks with a Conservative official about close races, communications struggles — and why the party should have gone negative “sooner and harder.”

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: If the party wants to avoid a worse outcome next time around, it needs to convince voters it’s about more than a leader who wants to be prime minister.