Archive: Show #127 "On Their Mark"

4th Reading

This month, both the Ontario Liberals and New Democrats held their annual conventions. There was much brave rhetoric about their eagerness to take on the Harris Tories in an election expected within a year. But both parties have problems. The NDP seems mired at 13 per cent in the public opinion polls. And the Liberals, while ahead in the polls, may suffer from the "frontrunner syndrome" -- a lead in the polls that may evaporate once a campaign begins. Tonight, Frances Lankin, the co-chair of the NDP's strategy and communications group, and Tim Murphy, president of the Liberal Party and campaign co-chair, join Fourth Reading's political pundits: Conservative John Mykytyshyn, Liberal Richard Mahoney, and New Democrat Ruth Grier.
May 31, 1998
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OPINION: The province said it needed eight days of remote learning to keep kids safe. We need to ask what it did with them.

Wastewater testing has its supporters, but it also has limitations. Ontario has the data — how should it use it?

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

A new long-term-care minister, drug shortages, and a debate over gambling revenues.
Rod Phillips says goodbye, Ford vows no anti-vax tax, and the province goes back to court over testing teachers. 
Staff in the Township of Zorra now work longer workdays in exchange for a three-day weekend — and the idea could spread, depending on who comes out in top in the next election.
Derailments. Lawsuits. Delays. breaks down the dubious milestones in the capital’s years-long transit saga.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINON: COVID-19 has absolutely overwhelmed the system. But there were existing fault lines — and the hard work won’t be over when the immediate crisis has passed.