Entries by Laura

Ford Nation is framing Steven Del Duca as a Wynne Loser

The Ontario Liberal Party handed former Wynne minister Steven Del Duca a first ballot win and new business cards as the Leader of the provincial party. The governing Progressive Conservatives have already released online ads framing Del Duca as a continuation of Kathleen Wynne’s politics and policies. Can Del Duca redefine himself? Can he redefine the provincial […]

Trump’s Viral Confusion over COVID-19 spreads faster than the Coronavirus

Listen to the declarations coming out of Washington about COVID-19 and it’s clear that the Canadian response to the outbreak has been weeks ahead of the curve. Nonetheless, all of our preparedness for this strain of the coronavirus is not enough to inoculate us against the Trump administration’s viral confusion and its effects on world […]

Did PM Trudeau just download the blockade crisis onto the provinces?

At the time of this recording, the nationwide rail blockades continue with no end in sight. The prime minister admits there has been no progress in meaningful talks and told a Friday afternoon news conference it’s time for the blockades to come down. What does that mean? There is no plan. There is no deadline. […]

It’s Back to Business at Queen’s Park

The Christmas recess has wrapped up at Queen’s Park, the legislature is back in session and there are more than a few pots at a rolling boil on the front burner. The labour standoff continues with all of the teachers’ unions across the province. Rotating strikes continue and there appears to be no progress in […]

A 2019 Wrap with Special Guests John Michael McGrath and Steve Paikin

This is our 62nd episode of @OnTheLedgePcast and our final show for 2019. Our usual suspects, John Wright, Keith Leslie and Dave Trafford are here along with special guests John Michael McGrath and Steve Paikin from TVO’s @theAgenda. John Michael and Steve also produce and host the #OnPoli podcast. Their show gets down in the […]