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

Why Doug Ford is pushing Ontario's cities to speed up housing construction

Premier Doug Ford and his government want Ontario municipalities to approve new home construction projects more quickly, claiming that delays in approvals are driving up the cost of housing.

Ontario veering off track from its climate change targets, internal forecasts reveal

The Ford government is nowhere near on track to achieving its targets for cutting Ontario's greenhouse gas emissions, according to new internal forecasts that have never before been made public.

Ontario Liberals to offer $8K electric vehicle rebate in campaign platform

The Ontario Liberals will unveil a campaign pledge on Tuesday to provide an $8,000 incentive for buying or leasing a new electric vehicle should they win the provincial election next June. 

30 Ontario inspectors laid off despite Doug Ford promise no one will lose jobs

More than 30 inspectors who enforce credentials in the skilled trades have received layoff notices as a result of the Ford government's decision to scrap the Ontario College of Trades.

Ontario's $348,000 per year trade rep post in Washington sitting vacant

Premier Doug Ford government's has left Ontario without a trade representative in Washington for weeks as U.S. lawmakers pushed forward with legislation that could damage the province's auto sector.

Cost of housing hits Doug Ford's pre-election radar, polling questions suggest

The soaring price of housing in Ontario is poised to become the next big pre-election issue for Premier Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservatives.

Ontario's 'fair share' of $10.2B child-care deal puts province at odds with feds

Ontario has not given the federal government a proposal on paper for how it would spend the $10.2 billion on offer for its share of a national child-care program, says the federal minister leading the negotiations.

Ontario long-term care homes near 98% vaccination rate among staff, sources say

Facing a deadline of next Monday to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or lose their jobs, 98 per cent of staff in Ontario's long-term care homes have rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated, CBC News has learned.

Doug Ford's hopes for Ontario's electric vehicle industry hinge on mining its Ring of Fire

Premier Doug Ford's government is touting Ontario as a future electric vehicle manufacturing hub, and dangling that as a reason to speed up mining development in the northern part of the province.

Ontario finance minister reveals post-COVID economic recovery plan

Premier Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives revealed more of their re-election strategy on Thursday, when Ontario's finance minister delivered the government's fall economic statement.