Doug Ford

Ford leaves a news conference in Toronto, on Friday, June 3, 2022, after winning the provincial election. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Four more years of Progressive Conservatives in Ontario

Politics Insider for June 3: Doug Ford dominates the Ontario election; Horwath and Del Duca resign; Bill Morneau and Justin Trudeau clash
Manning at a panel in Edmonton, December 3, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Preston Manning tries to calm CPC waters

Politics Insider for April 29: CPC policies; Doug Ford releases a pre-election budget
Ford attends a news conference in Toronto, as further restrictions are announced to combat the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, on Jan. 3, 2022. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

338Canada: The Trudeau-Singh agreement could weigh on the Ontario campaign

Philippe J. Fournier: Our latest projection still has Ford solidly in the lead, but anything short of a majority will undoubtedly invite talk of cooperation between the Liberals and NDP
Lewis speaks during the CPC English debate in Toronto, June 18, 2020. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press)

Leslyn Lewis announces a run for the Conservative leadership

Politics Insider for March 9: Another CPC hopeful joins the fray; a major warning from NATO; Ontario to end mask mandates
Ford makes an announcement at the Runnymede Healthcare Centre in Toronto on March 3, 2022 (Nathan Denette/CP)

338Canada: The likely Doug Ford majority

Philippe J. Fournier: With the Ontario NDP and Liberals at near-identical levels of support, neither has a realistic chance of making substantial seat gains from the PCs
Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly speaks at a news conference in Ottawa, Feb. 4, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

The tumult in Ottawa rages on

Politics Insider for Feb. 16: Ottawa’s police chief steps down; the Coutts blockade disperses; Doug Ford holds a no-holds-barred press conference
A trucker supporter sits on a couch as they block the access leading from the Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit and Windsor, Windsor, Ont., February 9, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Windsor mayor and police chief say they can’t clear the border blockade

Politics Insider for Feb. 10: Protestors in Alberta defiantly stay put; Canadians are losing trust in their leaders; another Liberal MP sides with Joël Lightbound
Ford arrives to a press conference at Queen’s Park on Jan. 20, 2022 (Nathan Denette/CP)

Who can best challenge Doug Ford in June? Polls disagree.

Philippe J. Fournier: The PCs still have the edge in our latest projection, but a collection of diverging polls suggest public opinion is in flux
A border marker is shown just outside of Emerson, Man. on Jan. 20, 2022. American investigators believe the deaths of four people, including a baby and a teen, whose bodies were found in Manitoba near the United States border are linked to a larger human smuggling operation. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)

U.S. man charged with human smuggling after four found dead near the Manitoba-U.S. border

Politics Insider for Jan. 21: Ontario prepares to re-open; Quebec prepares for the lockdown longhaul; and Canada braces for Russian cyberattacks
Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly lays flowers at the Memorial Wall of Fallen Defenders of Ukraine in Russian-Ukrainian War in Kyiv, Ukraine, Jan. 18, 2022. (Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Press Office via AP)

Canada is poised to beef up its military presence in Ukraine

Politics Insider for Jan. 20: Inflation hits a 30-year high; pressure intensifies on Trudeau over supply chain issues; and Ontario prepares to open up