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  1. Reevely: Patrick Brown sidesteps Ontario Liberals' Islamophobia trapRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Ottawa Citizen

    Ottawa-Vanier Liberal Nathalie Des Rosiers let her fellow legislators know back in December she'd be using her eventual slot as a backbencher to bring it. She and Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, who's in charge of the government's legislative agenda as the Liberals' house leader, shuffled the schedule around to hurry it up so it pops up on Thursday.


  2. Reevely: $100M subsidy for natural-gas distributors latest move in Liberals' re-election bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 30 | Ottawa Citizen

    The provincial government will spend $100 million to build natural-gas lines and help rural Ontarians get off electric heat, calculating that high hydro bills are a bigger problem than greenhouse-gas emissions. The provincial Liberals have been roasted for years over the high cost of electricity.


  3. Patrick Brown visits Ottawa to attack Liberals over 'energy poverty'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 29 | Ottawa Citizen

    Jay Tysick, left, confronts Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown during a town hall at The Glen Scottish Restaurant and Bar in Stittsville on Sunday January 29, 2017. Ontario Conservative leader Patrick Brown spent Sunday in Ottawa meeting riding association officials and having an hour-long town hall attacking Liberal energy policies in the afternoon.


  4. Reevely: Toronto's a mess, so Ottawa is getting $35 million in provincial moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 27 | Ottawa Citizen

    Ottawa is getting $35 million more a year for transit from the provincial government because Toronto's city council is dysfunctional. Politics is weird.


  5. Ontario to put brakes on toll plan, boost transit fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Ottawa Citizen

    Premier Kathleen Wynne is set to deny the Toronto mayor's request for the ability to impose tolls on two major commuter highways, The Canadian Press has learned. An official with knowledge of the decision but who wasn't authorized to speak about it on the record said that it's about "affordability."


  6. Lacklustre consumer spending over Christmas raises concerns for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Canada.com

    Consumer spending for the final three months of 2016 seems to suggest that Ontarians are becoming financially fatigued, a signal that the economy could sputter early in 2017. The trend is similar here in Ottawa, according to local experts, who expect the economy to struggle even while the nation's capital plays host to visitors for Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.


  7. Reevely: Ontario agriculture grant program subsidizes huge conglomerates, junk-food factoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Canada.com

    The federal and Ontario governments are giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to profitable international conglomerates under a subsidy program meant to help Canadian food and drink makers. It's part of the Ontario Liberals' effort to make the province competitive, to keep jobs here and make more. 1 comment

  8. Kathleen Wynne meets Amherstburg woman who penned viral hydro rates postRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Canada.com

    Amherstburg horse farmer Libby Keenan speaks with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne about her soaring hydro bills at Toronto's Queen's Park, Wednesday January 18, 2017. Amherstburg horse farmer Libby Keenan leaves the office of Ontario's Premier Kathleen Wynne at Toronto's Queen's Park after speaking with the Premier about soaring hydro bills, Wednesday January 18, 2017.


  9. Reevely: Without Joe Oliver, the Ontario Tories' hunt for gravitas continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Canada.com

    Federal finance minister and Conservative candidate Joe Oliver speaks during a press conference in Toronto on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Former federal finance minister Joe Oliver isn't up to being a Progressive Conservative candidate, he discovered Sunday, he's carried out his duties through part of this term from a nursing home while he convalesced from an unspecified illness .


  10. Reevely: Ontario's tight health budgets aren't tight enough, fiscal watchdog warnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | Canada.com

    Freezing Ontario's hospital budgets and cutting doctors' fees isn't enough to keep the province's health spending under control, the legislature's budget watchdog warned Tuesday , even as Finance Minister Charles Sousa was in Ottawa reminding the federal government he wants more money. Ontario will have to cut more from its health-spending plans over the next three years and probably beyond, acting financial accountability officer David Wake reported, because extended periods of austerity often turn into equally extended periods of catch-up spending when people get tired of waiting to see doctors and wondering why they can't get homecare nurses.


  11. Moving planned nuclear-waste bunker would cost billions and raise risks, OPG saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Canada.com

    Relocating a nuclear-waste bunker from its currently proposed site on Lake Huron would cost billions of dollars, take decades to execute, and increase health and environmental risks, according to a new report by the project's proponent. The report by Ontario Power Generation, done at the request of the federal environment minister, also asserts that the public doesn't really care about the proposal for the deep geologic repository - or DGR - even though scores of Great Lakes communities in both Canada and the United States have denounced the plan.


  12. Reevely: Ontario doctors threaten job action over contract impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Canada.com

    Ontario's doctors are talking about a job action in the new year, escalating their argument with the province over how and how much they should be paid. "Right now, everything's on the table.


  13. Deaf and dying: How a volunteer team brings comfort through communicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2016 | Canada.com

    The first experience Monica Elaine Campbell had with palliative care was helping a woman who had lost her ability to speak because of throat cancer. Campbell, profoundly deaf since birth, is an excellent lip reader and staff at an Ottawa hospital asked if she could interpret the dying woman's words.


  14. Ontario government moves to block info about which institutions provide assisted dyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Canada.com

    Ontario plans to change privacy laws to shield health-care institutions that provide assisted dying from being identified, something patient advocates say will make it more difficult to determine whether barriers exist. "Public health-care facilities have no right to hide their policies from Ontarians, especially those who are navigating difficult choices at end of life," said Shanaaz Gokool, CEO of Dying with Dignity Canada.


  15. Cap-and-trade will cost Ontarians $8B in first years with minimal greenhouse gas reductions: auditorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Canada.com

    Ontario's cap-and-trade program will cost the province's consumers and businesses $8 billion dollars in its first years of operation to get minimal greenhouse gas reductions, the auditor general said Wednesday. In her annual report, Bonnie Lysyk said households will pay an average of $156 next year in added costs on gasoline and natural gas, rising to $210 in 2019 plus another $75 that year in indirect costs on goods and services.


  16. Reevely: Eganville sawmill, striving to compete in tough market, gets $4M in provincial moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Ottawa Citizen

    The provincial government is putting $4 million into an Eganville lumber company , which says it needs the money to stay afloat in a difficult industry. The Ministry of Natural Resources announced the combined grant and loan to Lavern Heideman & Sons on Monday, the first outlay from a $10-million-a-year "Forestry Growth Fund" it promised to create in the 2015 provincial budget.


  17. Denley: Here are six ways Wynne can salvage her premiershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2016 | Ottawa Citizen

    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at a news conference while Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, right, looks on, Friday, September 11, 2015 at the beginning of a joint cabinet meeting between Ontario and Quebec in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot Premier Kathleen Wynne's speech at the Liberal convention here last weekend was quite remarkable.


  18. Reevely: Digital health records are great but patients need to see them, Ontario report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Canada.com

    Ontarians should be able to book medical appointments and check their own test results online, and health workers should share digital information about their patients better if we're going to make the most of multibillion-dollar investments in electronic records, says a new report from the provincial government's business guru. Ed Clark, the former chief executive of TD Bank Group, is the guy the Ontario Liberals have asked to tell them what to do to squeeze more money out of the province's electricity system and its liquor empire.


  19. How costly Ontario hydro bills are making some households take...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | Canada.com

    In a speech to her party on Saturday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne acknowledged rising electricity prices that are roiling ratepayers in province, calling it her "mistake" and taking responsibility for "for not paying close enough attention to some of the daily stresses in Ontarians' lives." Even so, the bargain hydro bills that Ontario residents once enjoyed aren't likely to ever return.


  20. Reevely: After an Ottawa byelection win, the deeper fear sets in for Ontario's LiberalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2016 | Canada.com

    Ontario's Liberals fear getting swept away by the same whirlwind that carried Donald Trump to the White House, with the worst gusts coming from high electricity prices. They know they're unpopular. 1 comment

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