Provincial Politics

Seniority is Fair

That's the last line in a letter I received today in the mail from someone who read my recent column in the Record on why regulation 274 is bad for teacher hiring in Ontario.

This letter I received today had no return address and no name attached to it and so it's completely anonymous.  That's been one surprise about this whole debate.  Lots of people seem to be for or against the regulation but many don't want to be outed in terms of supporting or opposing it! They prefer to do it anonymously, and this includes current and retired adminstrators and teachers.

Alberta's Rachel Notley has shown she is a superstar among premiers

What a difference a year makes! Both Rachel Notley and Justin Trudeau can attest to that.

A year ago last week, Notley took over as premier of Alberta. She had come from nowhere, from leader of a four-member caucus to head of a majority New Democratic government in a province that had been governed by Tories for 44 unbroken years.

The socialists in power in Edmonton? Don't be ridiculous!

As Trudeau soars, Wynne sags – and Patrick Brown waits in the wings

Can Justin Trudeau prevent Patrick Brown from becoming the next premier of Ontario?

This may seem like an odd question, but bear with me for a moment.

Let’s turn the clock back three years, to April 2013 when Trudeau was elected national leader of Liberal party. One of his earliest and most enthusiastic supporters was the new Liberal leader in Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, who had been sworn in as premier just two months earlier.