Feb 10 • 36M

Ep. #80: Ontario politics gets weird

John Michael McGrath and Sabrina Nanji chat Ontario Liberal leadership and Doug Ford's reaction to the feds' health funding proposals.

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Éric Grenier
Hosted by Éric Grenier, The Writ podcast explores the world of elections and politics in Canada.
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The Ontario Liberals are looking for a new leader. Four potential candidates from within their provincial and federal ranks have expressed an interest.

Also thinking about it? Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario.

That’s because a group of Ontario Liberals think they’d be better off with Schreiner and have said so in a public letter. It’s a bizarre and unprecedented move for some from a party that governed as recently as 2018 to see a saviour in the leader of a party who has never won more than a single seat.

It’s not the only bit of news coming out of Queen’s Park, as the Ontario New Democrats have named their new leader in Marit Stiles and Premier Doug Ford is considering his response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s offer of new healthcare funding.

There’s lots to chat about in Ontario politics, so joining me this week on The Writ Podcast is Sabrina Nanji of Queen’s Park Observer and John Michael McGrath, writer at TVO.org and co-host of the ONpoli podcast with Steve Paikin.

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