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TRILLIUM TALK: The rise of private-pay health clinics
TRILLIUM TALK: The rise of private-pay health clinics
Every Sunday morning, one of our legislative reporters from The Trillium provides an inside look at the week that was in Ontario politics — and the week ahead
Trillium Talk
Opposition parties demand answers about Waterloo Region's plan to buy Wilmot farmland
Opposition parties demand answers about Waterloo Region's plan to buy Wilmot farmland
One resident said the plan to use the land for an industrial site would 'punch a hole in the heart of the agricultural fabric of the entire community'
Indigenous, Rural and Northern Affairs Trillium Insiders
Mayors signal support for Team Ontario approach to federal housing money
Mayors signal support for Team Ontario approach to federal housing money
Ford said he needs municipalities at the table. They say they're willing to join him
Housing Trillium Insiders
Child welfare bill star of next week’s legislative business
Child welfare bill star of next week’s legislative business
But the kerfuffle over the keffiyeh ban could rear its head again
Legislation Tracker Trillium Insiders
Ford government creates internal database to track lobbying: sources
Ford government creates internal database to track lobbying: sources
In response to the Greenbelt scandal, some senior political staff have been asked to log details about lobbyists' and stakeholders' requests in an internal database
Politics Trillium Insiders
Lobbyists talk beer, ballet and more
Lobbyists talk beer, ballet and more
A weekly roundup of lobbying registrations in Ontario
Lobbyists Trillium Insiders
Trillium Today: Chemical Valley
Trillium Today: Chemical Valley
Your Ontario politics agenda for Friday, April 19
Trillium Today Trillium Insiders
Tories mount 'Team Ontario' approach to get federal housing cash
Tories mount 'Team Ontario' approach to get federal housing cash
Ontario is trying to force Ottawa's hand by teaming up with its municipalities
Housing Trillium Insiders
'No one wants to send their kids there': parents, board, MPP plead for new school to replace existing schools 'on a highway'
'No one wants to send their kids there': parents, board, MPP plead for new school to replace existing schools 'on a highway'
The government won't say whether it's approving a new school in Newcastle, which community members hope would replace Clarke High School and The Pines Senior Public School that are situated along Highway 115/35
Education and Training Trillium Insiders
Keffiyehs remain banned at Ontario legislature
Keffiyehs remain banned at Ontario legislature
A PC MPP shot down a motion to lift the ban on the traditional Arabic scarf that's come to signify support for the Palestinian cause
Politics Trillium Insiders
No changes to university anti-hate legislation despite Ford’s contradictory comments
No changes to university anti-hate legislation despite Ford’s contradictory comments
Ford said government ‘shouldn’t get involved’ in campus anti-hate policies, belying his own bill
Education and Training Trillium Insiders
Trillium Today: no politics here
Trillium Today: no politics here
Your Ontario politics agenda for Thursday, April 18
Trillium Today Trillium Insiders
Ontario Progressive Conservative fundraising craters without leader's dinner
Ontario Progressive Conservative fundraising craters without leader's dinner
Without the annual leader's dinner, the governing party's Q1 results came in more than $3M short of last year
Politics Trillium Insiders
Possible closure of public health labs 'short-sighted and dangerous': opposition parties, unions
Possible closure of public health labs 'short-sighted and dangerous': opposition parties, unions
There is also concern about a years-old proposal to phase out testing of private drinking water systems, such as wells
Health
Trillium Today: It's all gravy, baby
Trillium Today: It's all gravy, baby
Your Ontario politics agenda for Wednesday, April 17
Trillium Today Trillium Insiders
NDP raises Khanjin staff's encampment referral in Question Period
NDP raises Khanjin staff's encampment referral in Question Period
Barrie-Innisfil MPP, who also serves as Ontario’s minister of the environment, conservation and parks, says she was unaware staff made the referrals and that her office is 'looking into it'
Politics
Housing aside, feds’ budget ignores ‘priorities’ of Ontario’s PC government
Housing aside, feds’ budget ignores ‘priorities’ of Ontario’s PC government
Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberals want to solve some of the same issues as Doug Ford’s provincial PCs — but in very different ways
Government Finance and the Economy
Ontario's largest hydro stations getting $1 billion refurbishment
Ontario's largest hydro stations getting $1 billion refurbishment
The project is expected to take about 15 years
Energy and the Environment Trillium Insiders

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