John Michael McGrath
John Michael McGrath is a reporter at TVO,org covering provincial politics and policy.
ANALYSIS: The finance minister has revealed his government’s first formal fiscal document — and it leaves lots of important questions unanswered, writes John Michael McGrath.
Premier Doug Ford’s staff intervened to dismiss a new vice-president at Ontario Power Generation, Alykhan Velshi.
ANALYSIS: Battles over the Constitution have died down since the ’90s — but the fight over the federal government’s carbon tax could bring them back to the fore, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: The new provincial government is dealing with internal scandals as it slumps in the polls. How it responds could change the course of the next four years, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: According to new research, Canada’s political culture is becoming more divisive and more toxic — and that means Ontario’s is, too, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: Forget cans and bottles — the next big thing in recycling may be concrete and asphalt, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: The city’s new 25-ward council has to figure out how to run things now that Queen’s Park has punched a hole in their government. John Michael McGrath considers the options.
OPINION: Six party stalwarts who lost in last spring’s provincial election will soon be moving into new offices. And their Queen’s Park experience should come in handy, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: The government has announced that it will continue to fund Ontario’s existing facilities and develop a broader plan — but advocates say the province needs to do more, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: It’s never good for a government when its dirty laundry is aired in public. But revelations from this week’s committee hearing strike at the heart of the Liberals’ identity, writes John Michael McGrath
ANALYSIS: The province’s financial accountability officer says the government’s decision to cancel cap and trade will cost Ontario — and Ontarians — billions, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: The Tories have junked the climate policy of their predecessors and promised to avoid any carbon pricing. Coming up with an alternative plan is going to be difficult — if not impossible, writes John Michael McGrath.
OPINION: Across the country, Liberal parties have defined themselves as sober centrists — and across the country, they’ve been losing. John Michael McGrath takes a look at what, if anything, is next for Canadian centrism.
OPINION: Jennifer Keesmaat is bringing some worthwhile ideas to the Toronto mayoral race — but even if she wins, the province may not let her implement them, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: The federal government has announced a new agreement with the U.S. and Mexico governing trade issues in North America. John Michael McGrath explains what some of the big changes will mean for this province.
OPINION: A hasty examination of Ontario’s finances is complete, and none of its recommendations is shocking, writes John Michael McGrath — no matter what the opposition parties tell you.
OPINION: Doug Ford says the PCs will strike a special committee to investigate their Liberal predecessors’ financial practices — but it looks like the new government has overplayed its hand, writes John Michael McGrath.
ANALYSIS: Doug Ford’s move to shrink Toronto city council has revived calls to give municipalities more power. But the easiest path forward, writes John Michael McGrath, would be to amend the Constitution.