As crews in Toronto continue to clean up from Tuesday’s massive rain storm, climate change scientists say we should brace for more frequent and more intense storms than the one that battered the city.
Saying “it’s time to get serious about fighting gun violence,” Premier Doug Ford has announced $25 million funding over four years to address gun crime and gang activity in Toronto.
He hasn’t taken to Twitter to rail against the media like his neighbor to the south, but the government of Doug Ford, one of Canada’s best-known politicians, has been picking a fight with the journalists who cover him.
Whatever you believe concerning the recent cuts in the Toronto municipal council, Horwath’s remarks are unsubstantiated, as Ford is fully within his legal jurisdictions to actualize such a move.
You’d have a better chance of finding Waldo in a crowd then former Premier Kathleen Wynne in the legislative assembly.
While other politicians use weasel-words to avoid the crisis at the border, calling it “irregular migration,” “irregular crossings,” or simply “asylum seeking,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford continues to stand out as someone who is standing up for the integrity of Canada’s laws.
Ahmed Hussen, the federal minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, told a news conference today in Halifax that he’s “very concerned” by the comments made by Ford and Lisa MacLeod, the provincial cabinet minister responsible for immigration.
Trudeau, speaking Friday on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, said Canada has an obligation to help those seeking protection, but that there is a rigorous system to ensure only people who need that help are allowed to stay.
Trudeau met with Doug Ford in Toronto this afternoon, and said afterwards he spent some time explaining to the premier how the asylum-seeking system works.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been able to maintain popularity at home during his three years in office despite a challenging, at times combative relationship with the Trump administration since 2017. But amid a conservative rise at home, the young leader of the country’s Liberal Party is about to face a new front from Canada’s most influential province.
Premier-designate Doug Ford takes office Friday with a new cabinet, a majority of the 124 newly-elected MPPs and a short but daunting to-do list.
The Ontario Liberals fell one seat short of official party status and have asked the new Progressive Conservative government to lower the threshold.
It would be a generous gesture for incoming premier Doug Ford to make that change.
Ford, who is set to be sworn in on June 29, has already announced plans to end Ontario’s cap-and-trade program, which funded GreenON and a number of other initiatives.
Doug Ford is promising to act swiftly, to do something the people want and Justin Trudeau is vowing to stop it.
Perhaps setting up a fight that could severely hurt Liberal fortunes in the next federal election.
Green Energy Act allowed province to ignore local concerns, but election gives opponents new optimism.