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December 10, 2018 11:45 PM A PC coverup under the nose of Doug Ford’s kangaroo court

Like kangaroos, politicians are a peculiar species, given to strutting and kicking. Coverups are second nature as they try to hide their tracks — fiscal, political and personal — to throw rivals off the scent. But predators, partisans and premiers are always in hot pursuit. Doug Ford created a legislative committee last September to ferret out the truth 9

December 3, 2018 3:26 PM Tories rush to raise official party status bar amid fears of Simard defecting to Liberals

The jittery Progressive Conservative government is rushing a change to official party status in the legislature amid fears former Tory MPP Amanda Simard will join the Liberals. Even though legislation is expected to pass later this week increasing the threshold to 12 MPPs from eight, the Conservatives have added a motion to the order paper so the change 13

November 28, 2018 8:19 PM Partisanship clouds PM, opposition leaders meeting on ‘Francophonie’ issues

OTTAWA—A meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his counterparts from the four other main federal parties Wednesday is being pushed as a non-partisan effort to help Canada’s francophone population — even as the clouds of partisanship hang over the gathering. Trudeau will meet with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh 16

November 28, 2018 6:55 PM Ford shuffling workers to increase production of big SUVs

Ford plans to add 500 jobs at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville that makes the SUVs. It also will add 500 at a factory in Livonia, Michigan, near Detroit that produces SUV and truck transmissions. Also, about 500 workers at the Louisville Assembly Plant who make the slow-selling Ford Escape small SUV will be diverted to Kentucky Truck to make big SUVs. In addition 21

November 26, 2018 11:48 PM GM shows Doug Ford’s Ontario isn’t so ‘Open for Business’

Doug Ford’s attempt at damage control for doomed GM workers consisted of handing out his mobile phone number, and hinting at extra benefits for the jobless. But the damage is done. No matter the premier’s political spin, the economic spinoff from car assembly plants is a powerful force multiplier — or vaporizer, in this case. Oshawa’s loss is Ontario’s 17

November 23, 2018 11:09 PM Ontario creates new French commissioner job after days of backlash over cuts

After days of backlash over its cuts to institutions serving francophones, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government says it’s making changes meant to recognize the “significant and ongoing” contributions of the Franco-Ontarian community. In a statement Friday evening, Premier Doug Ford says his government is creating the position of French-Language 14

November 22, 2018 4:34 PM Tory MPP Amanda Simard breaks ranks over French-language cuts

A newly elected Progressive Conservative MPP has broken ranks with her party over Premier Doug Ford’s cuts to French-language services. Amanda Simard (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) has taken to Facebook to express her displeasure at Ford’s elimination of the independent watchdog for French and his cancellation of a francophone university. “The decisions 20

November 17, 2018 12:00 AM Ford government moves ahead with plans to redevelop Ontario place

“And let us be clear: a casino at Ontario Place does not represent the responsible use of valued public lands. No good can come from it,” Layton and Cressy said. John Tory, who authored a report on Ontario Place before becoming Toronto mayor in 2014, has not yet been consulted by the Ford goverment on the site’s future, his spokesperson, Don Peat, said Friday 16

November 8, 2018 3:30 PM Ottawa will bankroll some climate change programs left after Ford ends Ontario’s cap-and-trade

Ottawa is stepping into the breach to bankroll some of the climate change programs left after Premier Doug Ford ended Ontario’s cap-and-trade environmental alliance with Quebec and California. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on Thursday announced that small- and medium-sized Ontario businesses as well as community organizations and non-profit 25

November 5, 2018 4:14 AM Premier Doug Ford shuffles cabinet after Jim Wilson’s departure

Rookie Premier Doug Ford is shuffling his cabinet just 129 days after being sworn in, the Star has learned. Reeling from the departure of Jim Wilson, his most senior minister who quit suddenly Friday to tackle addiction issues, Ford will make a slew of changes early Monday. “It’s crazy,” said one worried Tory, mindful that the moves so soon after the government 21