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With just days before Canadians go to the polls for a national election, the political parties and their leaders are pulling out all the stops to corral last-minute undecided voters. It has been a short 40-day campaign, and a tough one. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party and the opposition Conservatives began the contest neck-and-neck, and not much has changed.

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American travelers filling up at gas stations in Ontario will likely see a sticker at the gas pumps. It outlines the cost to Ontario taxpayers of the federal carbon tax.


Ontario premier Doug Ford has unveiled a public transit plan for the Greater Toronto Area worth more than $21 billion.


Ontario premier Doug Ford says he will scrap legislation from the previous government  that raised the minimum wage in the province. While small business owners are rejoicing, low-income workers and unions say it’s a betrayal.


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Across Canada, recreational marijuana is now legal. There have been a few hiccups—long lines at online government sites and supply shortages. But despite some criticisms over the new law, provinces such as Ontario have started to reap the benefits.


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Ontario’s mayors and other municipal leaders recently had their first opportunity to meet their newly minted premier, Doug Ford. Those leaders had two primary concerns.


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In Ontario, the newly-elected government of Conservative premier Doug Ford has moved quickly to dismantle policies and programs supported by the previous government. In political terms, those changes are coming at a breakneck pace, and with some predictable fallout. Some of the changes have come as a surprise to critics and supporters alike.


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Ontario voters have elected a majority Progressive Conservative government and Doug Ford will be their next premier. His party captured 76 seats, but only needed 63 to form a majority government.


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Residents of Ontario go to the polls Thursday for a provincial election. The month-long campaign has been full of twists and turns, the biggest coming from Liberal party leader and premier Kathleen Wynne.


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Doug Ford, a candidate in the race to become the leader of the Province of Ontario, is claiming that Canada has lost thousands of jobs to Western New York. But that's not how the leader of the region's economic development organization sees it.


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Ontario’s provincial election campaign begins Monday, with the first of three debates among the candidates, but it already feels like it’s been in full swing for two months. Provincial elections in Ontario used to be one of the most mundane events in Canadian politics, but a few things have changed that. Ten years ago, the province started having a fixed, four-year election cycle. That’s intensified the perpetual campaigning and fundraising by political parties.

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At just after 10 p.m. Saturday night, after one of the strangest political races in Canadian history, Doug Ford was announced as the winner of the race to lead the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party of Ontario (aka “Tories”).

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Many analysts will be watching today's vote in Toronto's mayoral election. The spotlight dimmed slightly after Rob Ford dropped out of his re-election bid. But Ford's brother is pressing on with his own spirited campaign to take over as mayor.

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There is another twist today in the municipal election in Toronto. Scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford has quit the race, and will be replaced on the ballot by his brother.