ONTARIO VOTES 2007

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Throughout the election we'll be highlighting on the web, CBC Radio One and CBC Television your comments about candidates, issues and coverage.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

As Ontarians head to the polls today to elect a new provincial government and cast their ballot for electoral reform, we want to hear what you have to say about the campaign and issues. What kind of government do you...

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Did a politician or party sway your vote during the campaign?

Friday, October 5, 2007

There are only a few days left before Ontarians choose their next government and pollsters and pundits alike have been predicting a close race for Queen's Park. Party leaders have been working hard to sway voters with an array of...

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What issues have flown under the radar this election?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

With only a week to voting day, the provincial election has encouraged some debate over the issues of faith-based school funding, public-private health care, energy use and even the appropriate application of the term "promise-breaker." The Liberals and Conservatives unveiled...

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A free vote on faith-based school funding

Monday, October 1, 2007

PC Leader John Tory has softened his stance on faith-based schools, announcing Monday that if elected on Oct. 10 he would hold a free vote on the issue. Religious school funding has been one of the hottest issues this election,...

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How do you feel about a new voting system?

Friday, September 28, 2007

With voting day less than two weeks away, Elections Ontario says more than six in 10 Ontario residents know that the first referendum in roughly 80 years is being held alongside the Oct. 10 election. But, only 40 per cent...

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Campaigning on TV

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Elections and commercials seem to go hand in hand and this campaign is no exception. Party ads are peppering prime time across Ontario, and as the election nears, some of them are getting downright personal. The Conservative's website boasts 14...

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Is Ontario headed for minority government?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

With two weeks left in the campaign, some pundits and even some politicians have minority government scenarios on their minds. The possibility was given extra credence Tuesday when Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty said he would accept whatever the electorate decides....

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How should Ontario deal with its energy needs?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

As the party leaders enter the third week of the election campaign, the focus is starting to shift towards keeping the lights on in the province in years to come. Ontario currently has a generating capacity of 31,000 MW of...

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Is Ontario falling behind the other provinces?

Monday, September 24, 2007

During the Sept. 20 leaders' debate, PC Leader John Tory bemoaned the drooping Ontario economy, citing the Bank of Nova Scotia's Global Outlook Forecast for 2007. The report, released in May, says Ontario is experiencing the slowest growth rate of...

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Who won the Ontario leaders debate?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

It may well be the central event of this five-week campaign — a generally polite but otherwise no-holds-barred debate between the three main Ontario party leaders. For 90-minutes, NDP Leader Howard Hampton, Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty and Conservative Leader John...

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Should OHIP cover surgery in private clinics?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Months-long waiting lists are a reality for patients awaiting surgery across the country. Conservative Leader John Tory says he'll fix the long delay in Ontario by allowing private clinics to handle things like knee or hip replacements for the public...

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Are the parties fielding enough female candidates for the upcoming election?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Candidate nominations closed on Sept. 18 for the Ontario election, with 597 hopefuls vying for the province's 107 seats on Oct. 10. About 25 per cent of those candidates are women. The three main parties are fielding a total of...

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Going green in the Ontario election

Friday, September 14, 2007

Ontario's campaign trail might be greener this election as the leaders hit the road in low-emission vehicles and buy carbon offsets to counteract the greenhouse gases they emit, but green issues were oddly out of the spotlight throughout the first...

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Should Ontario fund faith-based schools?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The question of funding faith-based schools is taking centre stage this election. Currently, Ontario provides full funding to the public and Catholic school systems, which serve about 95 per cent of students in the province. This dual education system, is...

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With election reform on the ballot, should smaller parties be included in the political debates?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Green Party of Ontario has launched an online petition to pressure broadcasters to include party leader Frank de Jong in the televised leaders' debate on Sept. 20. The Greens won 2.8 per cent of the popular vote in the...

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What matters to you

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

After weeks of unofficial campaigning, party leaders hopped on their tour buses, bikes and SUVs Monday to kick off their official campaigns for the Oct. 10 provincial election. The Liberal platform promises an additional $14.7 billion in annual spending by...

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Leaders Debate

Thursday, August 23, 2007

CBC News is part of a group of TV networks organizing a 90-minute debate for the Ontario election, to be broadcast live on Thursday Sept. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. We want to use your questions on the program....

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