The new Progressive Conservative caucus includes two dozen women, many of whom would be great choices for the Ford cabinet.
Progressive Conservative MPPs Christine Elliott, left, and Caroline Mulroney, right, flank incoming Premier Doug Ford. Ontarians elected women to fill 39 per cent of the seats in Ontario's legislature, tops in the country. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
During elections where the losses are as big as the wins, it’s easy to miss the obvious. This may be especially true in Ontario where, in this past Thursday’s election, the distinct desire for change was an overriding preoccupation.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.