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Charlie Pinkerton

Charlie Pinkerton

A media critic once said Charlie Pinkerton has “one of the best names of any reporter that I can think of.” He’s covered politics since 2018, spending since 2021 at Queen’s Park. Instead of running for mayor of Toronto, he helped launch the Trillium in 2023.

Recent Work by Charlie

Ford government appoints 'skilled trades special advisor'

Ford government appoints 'skilled trades special advisor'

Dave Cassidy, a recently auto workers union president, will be paid up to $468,000 over two years to give Ontario's labour minister advice about filling key gaps in the workforce
Transparency watchdog to publish 'special report' on Greenbelt records issues

Transparency watchdog to publish 'special report' on Greenbelt records issues

Two other provincial oversight offices and various news outlets have reported on issues or discrepancies in the Ford government's Greenbelt record-keeping
Doug Ford leaves door open on possibility of an early election

Doug Ford leaves door open on possibility of an early election

Asked multiple times on Friday about calling an early election, the premier didn't reject the possibility
Records show how the science centre’s fate was sealed

Records show how the science centre’s fate was sealed

Meeting minutes of the science centre's board help to further explain how the Ford government decided to relocate it to Ontario Place
Brighton council set to revisit provincial lobbying plan flop at next meeting

Brighton council set to revisit provincial lobbying plan flop at next meeting

Its agenda includes a letter the local PC MPP wrote council calling comments from some about hiring a lobbying firm with close ties to the provincial government ‘unbecoming’
Ford government aiming to more significantly regulate e-bikes

Ford government aiming to more significantly regulate e-bikes

The proposed changes are to improve road safety, according to Ontario's Ministry of Transportation
Brighton council set to revisit provincial lobbying plan flop at next meeting

Brighton council set to revisit provincial lobbying plan flop at next meeting

Its agenda includes a letter the local PC MPP wrote council calling comments from some about hiring a lobbying firm with close ties to the provincial government ‘unbecoming’
Ford government aiming to more significantly regulate e-bikes

Ford government aiming to more significantly regulate e-bikes

The proposed changes are to improve road safety, according to Ontario's Ministry of Transportation
Court hears attempt to dismiss challenge of Ontario Place redevelopment (again)

Court hears attempt to dismiss challenge of Ontario Place redevelopment (again)

A three-judge panel heard lawyers arguments over whether to grant the government’s request to quash an activist group’s legal challenge
Municipalities ‘wasting’ money by hiring lobbyists, Calandra says after Brighton snafu

Municipalities ‘wasting’ money by hiring lobbyists, Calandra says after Brighton snafu

The municipal affairs minister’s warning comes after a town’s attempt to leverage a lobbying firm’s Ford government ties badly backfired
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