John Michael McGrath
John Michael McGrath is a reporter at TVO,org covering provincial politics and policy.
ANALYSIS: The PCs plan to use legislation to cancel a wind power project and save taxpayers $100 million — but it’s likely that someone will pay the price, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: Greyhound just announced dramatic service cuts, but their most lucrative routes in this province will be protected. That doesn’t make sense for Ontarians in the north or the south, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: The Tories are poised to make big program and policy changes — partly because the previous government gave them an opening to do so, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: Doug Ford is officially the premier of Ontario, and he’s now named his cabinet. Here’s what we know, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: The latest data on foreign ownership shows that the highest concentration isn’t in Toronto — it’s in cottage country and border towns, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: Premier-designate Doug Ford won the election despite a campaign devoid of policy details. That could come back to bite the Tories now that they’re nearly in government, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: The Tories haven’t yet made their transportation plans public, but the premier-designate is known for his love of suburban subways and highways, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: Housing is going to be a key issue for the incoming Progressive Conservatives, writes John Michael McGrath. Here are some policies that might appeal to the market-oriented, small-government party.
OPINION: Analysts will be debating the reasons for the Liberals’ collapse for years to come, but one thing is clear — parties ignore voters’ pocketbooks at their peril, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: The Tories won big, and the NDP came second — but victory comes with downsides, and defeats with silver linings, writes John Michael McGrath.
Kathleen Wynne resigns as Liberal leader, the Greens get their first MPP, and Ontario will have its first Progressive Conservative government in 15 years.
ANALYSIS: If the Liberals end up with fewer than eight MPPs after this week’s election, they risk losing their official status — and that could have serious consequences, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: If the Progressive Conservatives prevail on Thursday, it’s going to be despite Doug Ford’s personality, not because of it, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: The polls project that either the Tories or the New Democrats will form Ontario’s next government. John Michael McGrath looks at the parties’ top contenders for cabinet posts.
OPINION: The Liberal leader’s new stance on labour means that if she loses on June 7, she’ll lose having abandoned some of her core principles, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: Early voting ends Wednesday, and the Tories have yet to produce a comprehensive document summarizing their policy aims. This isn’t normal, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: Doug Ford promised to liberalize alcohol sales in Ontario, and his opponents called him irresponsible — but progressive parties need to learn how to make life easier for people, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: Pollsters disagree about where the 18-to-34 set will place their vote — but the fact that they’re even paying attention to young voters is telling, writes John Michael McGrath.