Mike Crawley

Provincial Affairs Reporter

Mike Crawley is provincial affairs reporter in Ontario for CBC News. He has won awards for his reporting on the eHealth spending scandal and flaws in Ontario's welfare-payment computer system. Before joining the CBC in 2005, Mike filed stories from 19 countries in Africa as a freelance journalist and worked as a newspaper reporter in B.C.

Latest from Mike Crawley

Doug Ford government changing some Ontario election laws

With Ontario's next election a little more than a year away, the Ford government is proposing to increase campaign donation limits and to change rules governing political advertising by interest groups such as unions and Ontario Proud. 

Ford government selling Dominion Foundries land, but isn't revealing buyer

The Ford government approved a closed-door deal last September to sell provincially-owned land in Toronto that’s at the centre of a dispute over heritage value, CBC News has learned.

Doug Ford met with 7-Eleven executive at company's Texas HQ

During one of his official trade missions to the U.S., Premier Doug Ford met a top executive of 7-Eleven, a company that is now seeking permission to sell beer and wine in many of its Ontario locations.

Ontario gives sole-sourced contract to Deloitte to support COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Ontario's government has awarded a sole-sourced contract to consulting firm Deloitte to support the province's vaccine task force, CBC News has learned.
Analysis

Why Ontario will ease province-wide COVID-19 lockdown regionally

Despite Ontario's overall downward trend in new COVID-19 cases, sharp regional differences in the rates of transmission make it unlikely that the Ford government will lift public health restrictions uniformly across the province in the coming week.

Fatality rate among COVID-19 patients in ICU is triple the pre-pandemic rate: Ontario data

The death rate among Ontario intensive care patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 is triple the pre-pandemic fatality rate, according to a new report obtained by CBC News. 
Analysis

1 year after Canada's first coronavirus case, the COVID-19 pandemic rages on

Monday marks one year since the first case of the virus that causes COVID-19 was confirmed in Canada. While many of the lessons learned from the early days of the global pandemic are being applied to the second wave, concerns remain about inadequate protections in long-term care homes. 
Analysis

With new stay-at-home order, Ontario admits previous COVID-19 lockdown was too weak

For Ontarians struggling to reconcile their government’s order to stay at home except for essential reasons while allowing non-essential businesses to keep operating, Premier Doug Ford has a blunt message: "Stay home."

Ontario's new COVID-19 modelling to show ICUs full by early February: sources

Ontario’s latest COVID-19 modelling will project the province’s intensive care units to be filled beyond capacity by early February, and will also show how a new more contagious variant of the coronavirus risks accelerating the spread of infections, sources tell CBC News.

Ontario preparing to transfer hospital patients out of regions worst-hit by COVID-19

Ontario is telling hospitals to prepare for transferring dozens and potentially hundreds of patients across and even out of regions, as unprecedented numbers of people sick with COVID-19 fill the province’s beds.

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