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Highlights/Kathleen Wynne

Politics, Society

Former Tory leader Brown out of Ontario election race

What a difference a couple of months makes in politics. Just ask Patrick Brown, the erstwhile leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party. In January, it appeared Brown might be bound for the premiership of Canada’s largest province, given the unpopularity» 

Politics, Society

Voting begins to elect a new Tory leader in Ontario

Online voting is underway to elect the new leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. It began Friday at 9 a.m. and will run until next Thursday evening. The winner of the race among Tanya Granic Allen, Christine Elliott, Doug Ford» 

Politics, Society

Former PM Mulroney’s daughter about to enter political fray

Who says politics isn’t a family business? A son of a former prime minister currently holds Canada’s top political political job. Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, served two terms as the country’s leader–from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Sweeping social benefits changes begin Monday in Ontario

Residents of Ontario, Canada’s largest and most affluent province, will see a wide-ranging spike in their social benefits beginning Monday. The changes include a hike in the minimum wage (to $14 an hour from its current $11.60 an hour), free» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

TD Bank report warns of job losses if Ontario moves too fast on minimum wage hike

A new report from TD Bank appears to be a cold shower for those in Ontario fighting for an increase in the minimum wage in the province. The provincial government announced in May it would increase the minimum wage to» 

International, Politics, Society

Female politicians dealing with sexist abuse (and worse) on social media

Canadians like to think of themselves as calm, rational and polite people. Some, it appears, are anything but. The disgruntled are taking to social media to vent their frustrations–sometimes in obscene fashion–with Twitter and Facebook being the communication of choice» 


Ontario premier’s letter to PM Harper calls for ‘collaboration’ and not ‘confrontation’

In a letter made public Thursday (December 11), the premier of Canada’s most populous province of Ontario Kathleen Wynne has once again asked for a face-to-face meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper writing that December 5th marked the one»