Provincial

Ford’s folly a return to form

Election night numbers to watch for

Tomorrow millions of Ontarians will exercise their right to vote and there are a number of specific electoral outcomes that political pundits will be closely looking at to determine what the new legislature at Queen’s Park will look like — and how it will operate.

Candidates debate housing, environment and food insecurity, among other social policy issues

Liberal's McBey calls Laurie Scott an 'absentee landlord'

With the provincial election just two weeks away, the Advocate hosted an all-candidates candidates debate yesterday evening at Cambridge Street United Church in Lindsay.

Libertarian candidate runs again, pushing for less government

Gene Balfour is once again running for the Libertarian Party for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, one of only 16 such candidates in Ontario.

Polls say PCs in commanding position with three weeks left

Scott currently the choice of 55 percent of decided voters in HKLB

In less than three weeks, voters across Ontario will be going to the polls to elect a new provincial government.

New right wing parties could split PC vote in many ridings

New right wing parties could split PC vote in many ridings

For the first time since the advent of the United Farmers of Ontario movement at the end of the First World War there are seemingly legitimate challengers to the monopoly of support of the Progressive Conservative Party.

Green candidate says housing, environment are key issues

Tom Regina, a retired high school music teacher and candidate in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock for the Ontario Green Party, points to the lack of affordable housing and the need to protect of wetlands and farmlands as the two biggest election issues for him.

NDP to make housing, public long-term care and minimum wage key issues

The New Democratic Party of Ontario is promising massive investments in housing, a fully public long-term care system and a $20 per hour minimum wage if elected on June 2. Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock candidate Barbara Doyle pointed out that housing costs have skyrocketed.