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Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to reporters in Toronto on Sept. 10, 2018, after announcing he’ll invoke the notwithstanding clause in his battle to shrink Toronto city council. Is Ford taking on the “Court Party?” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov.

Doug Ford’s attack on the ‘Court Party’

Doug Ford’s wielding of the notwithstanding clause is part of a broader opposition to judicial activism that has developed among right-wing politicians and academics in the post-Charter era.
Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s minister of children, community and social services, announces an end to the province’s basic income pilot project on July 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Basic income: A no-brainer in economic hard times

Research shows that guaranteed basic income programs spur economies and improve mental and physical health. That's why Ontario's decision to scrap the province's pilot project is such a bad idea.
Ontario PC supporters react after Doug Ford was elected premier of Ontario on June 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Doug Ford’s challenge: Keeping the ‘ordered’ voter

Doug Ford will have to work hard to hold onto voters who feel marginalized and cast their ballots for him seeking order and stability. Here's why that could be a challenge.
Ontario PC leader Doug Ford reacts after winning the Ontario election to become the new premier in Toronto, on June 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ford Nation rises again: What Doug Ford means for Ontario

Ford Nation is once again a force in Ontario politics following Doug Ford's majority victory in the provincial election. What will his premiership mean for the province?
Not just fans of free candy. Jason Verwey

Who votes for a mayor like Rob Ford?

Toronto politics has never been the stuff of international headlines. A prosperous and cosmopolitan metropolis that has attracted a million new residents every decade since the end of the World War Two…