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There's another reason for Doug Ford’s enthusiasm to squash council’s influence – namely, his plot for the province to take control of public transit in Toronto more

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The reason Ford has so dramatically interfered with the city's municipal election is crass politics – he wants to get rid of people he doesn’t like more

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It’s extremely unlikely that Ford has spent any time studying the sex ed curriculum or its alternatives, but if liberals and academics support it, there has to be a problem more

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Time for everyone to lose their illusions. Facts don’t matter anymore, folks. It’s the Ford shit show now. more

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Doug Ford, the newly elected Ontario premier, has announced a halt on a portion of the Ticket Sales Act, which was set to take effect July 1 more

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Naomi Klein says the election of the PCs is a blow to social justice movements and people will get hurt in Doug Ford’s Ontario no matter how fierce the resistance more

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The success of the LGBTQ poster campaign Hall of Justice, running in Toronto schools and exhibiting during Pride, suggests support for progressive sex-ed more

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That's the thing about conservatives like Ford – they talk a good came about respecting taxpayers and holding the bottom line, but they have no problem spending your money when it comes to scoring political points more

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For those of us living in the bubble known as downtown Toronto, last Thursday’s majority win for Ford’s PCs was a shock to values we thought we shared with other Ontarians – welcome to the new normal in politics. more

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Riling up public sector workers and the Toronto professional class will buy good will with his base, but Ford can only hold onto them if a few bucks in tax savings doesn’t result in more user fees, higher tuition and clogged emergency rooms more

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The numbers have been shifting throughout the month-long campaign and history has shown that things don’t always turn out as expected in Ontario elections more

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It’s been an impressive road back from political purgatory for NDP leader Andrea Horwath after 2014’s electoral rebuke, but Ontario Election 2018 is still touch and go. The reality on the ground in local races in Toronto and the 905, where 50 of the more

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Peter Biesterfeld

“Hippies go home! We’re going to win. A majority!” more

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Some food for thought for anyone who thinks walking to a polling station to vote June 7 is too much trouble more

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Dear Ontario voter, behind that shit-eating grin the truth is that Doug Ford's political career has been about promoting Doug Ford. You may not care to hear that, but it’s worth considering since Doug did say this election is about trust, right? more

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The party hasn’t completely exorcised the bad memories left over from the Bob Rae daze and the lessons that taught the only NDP government we've had in Ontario about governing more

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It’s in seat-rich Toronto and the 905 that Ontario Election 2018 will be won or lost on June 7. Here's a look inside the closest races in the GTA. more

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In more ridings than not, it would take a significant reversal of votes to defeat Liberal incumbents and right now, neither the PCs or NDP seem to be riding a big enough wave to make that happen more

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PC party handlers tried to sneak Ford to the finish line by confining his official public appearances to one a day and for a while it worked, but party insiders warned it was a dangerous strategy, that complacency was setting in and they were right more

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Doug Ford has pledged to scrap the $15 minimum wage and replace it with a tax credit – the World Bank also recommended lowering minimum wages and deregulating labour markets earlier this year more

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