Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath introduces campaign platform

(By: Jonathan Bradley) Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath has unveiled parts of her party’s platform this week. Horwath said that the NDP would focus on deprivatizing Hydro One, implementing universal pharmacare and dental coverage for all Ontarians, lowering wait times for healthcare services, raising taxes for corporations and the wealthiest people, and converting student loans to grants. Horwath said that these five policy points were … Continue reading Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath introduces campaign platform

Provincial candidates discuss concerns about voter apathy and political indifference in Ryerson forum

(By: Anthony Manrique) Though the last federal election showed an increased percentage of voter turnout across the country, Ontario still lags behind other provinces when it comes to voting among young people. In a talk held Wednesday at Ryerson, the four candidates for this year’s provincial election discussed the current state of democracy and voter apathy in Ontario. Premier Kathleen Wynne (Liberal), Vic Fedeli (PC), … Continue reading Provincial candidates discuss concerns about voter apathy and political indifference in Ryerson forum

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown resigns following sexual misconduct allegations

(By: Sherina Harris) Patrick Brown has stepped down as the leader of Ontario’s PC party following sexual misconduct allegations first reported by CTV News. In an unexpected press conference at Queen’s Park Wednesday evening, Brown denied the allegations, which he said were “categorically untrue.” Hours later, facing pressure from Conservative caucus members, he issued a statement announcing his resignation. “These allegations are false and have … Continue reading Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown resigns following sexual misconduct allegations