Democratic Reform

Ontario News Highlights and Legislative Agenda for October 24

Ontario News Highlight for October 24: Stunning upset in Niagara as 19 yr. old social conservative takes PC nomination   Sam Oosterhoff, a A 19-year-old social conservative university student, stunned the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership Saturday night, winning the nomination for a Nov. 17 byelection in the solidly conservative Niagara seat held by former PC leader Tim Hudak. Oosterhoff’s surprise victory over PC president Rick Dykstra is a huge set back for PC Leader Patrick Brown who has been trying...

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Federal and Ontario News Round-up for Oct. 5

Federal News Round-up The federal government has thrown down the gauntlet to provinces without some form of carbon pricing. On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a federal carbon pricing deadline all provinces must comply with by 2018 — or the federal government will impose a price. The federal government's direct-pricing plan means polluters in provinces without a carbon pricing scheme will pay $10 per tonne starting in 2018, increasing to $50 per tonne by 2022. Saskatchewan Premier Brad...

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