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  • Gas plants scandal: security expert says Ottawa hard drive seized
    12:06pm An Ontario government IT expert testifying before a legislative committee probing the gas plants scandal says a computer hard drive was seized last August in an office building in Ottawa.
  • Police Breaking The Law: Ontario's Privacy Commissioner
    Police are breaking the law when they provide information about Ontarians' suicide attempts to the FBI and U.S. border agents, says Ontario's Privacy Commissioner. Ann Cavoukian wants tougher penalties and for the Toronto police to immediately stop routinely recording the attempts on a data base with 40,000 points of entry and used by 300 agencies. The Privacy Commissioner sat down for an interview with ONW's Susanna Kelley.

Ontario's Hottest Political Issues On Podcast

Scroll down to see the latest interviews, shows, mini-documentaries and stories on podcast from ONW.

The ONW Interview: NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Premier Wynne's new transit panel shows a key difference between the two politicians, Howath tells Susanna Kelley. Actions, not endless talk, will differentiate them next election.

The ONW Insiders: Hershell Ezrin, Howard Hampton and Jeff Bangs

While the OPP investigates deleted emails from top McGuinty aides in the gas plant scandal, the Insiders step back to assess each leader's performance this sitting

The ONW Insiders: Hershell Ezrin, Howard Hampton and Jeff Bangs.

PC leader Tim Hudak wants to know if a list of fee increases on or off the table for Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne. The ONW Insiders with host Susanna Kelley.

Gambate: Inside Mike Harris' Common Sense Revolution

He grew up in poverty yet as a minister brought in the toughest welfare reforms in Ontario history. David Tsubouchi tells ONW about his new book and being at the epicentre of the CSR

The ONW Insiders: Taxes, Tolls and Transit

Will Ontario agree to HST and gas tax hikes to raise $34 billion over 20 years to fight GTHA gridlock? Insiders Hershell Ezrin, Howard Hampton and John Parker on Metrolinx's recommendations.

The ONW Insiders, Part 1: The NDP-Liberal Budget Deal

Hershell Ezrin, Jeff Bangs and Howard Hampton on whether NDP budget wins are an example of might over right, or democratic, compromise minority government politics at its finest?

The ONW Insiders, Part 2: Rob Ford Crack Allegations

Will reports of a video allegedly showing Toronto's mayor smoking crack do in Ford Nation? ONW Insiders Hershell Ezrin, Jeff Bangs and Howard Hampton with host Susanna Kelley.

The ONW Insiders, Part 1: Hershell Ezrin, Howard Hampton, Jeff Bangs

Former Premier Dalton McGuinty says he made the decision to shutter the Mississauga gas plant. But how likely is it he made the eleventh-hour election choice alone?

The ONW Insiders, Part 2: Hershell Ezrin, Howard Hampton, Jeff Bangs

Former Premier Dalton McGuinty cancelled the Mississauga gas plant in mid-campaign without knowing the cost. How often are important policy decisions made on the fly?

The ONW Insiders: Ontario Budget 2013

More money for home care, jobs for youth, lower car insurance rates ... John Snobelen, Howard Hampton and Bob Richardson on whether the Liberals can successfully woo the NDP and avoid an election.

The ONW Insiders: What Kind Of Budget Does Ontario Need?

The Liberals' May 2nd budget may win NDP support, but is it what Ontario needs? Former PC Premier Ernie Eves, Liberal Bob Richardson and former NDP leader Howard Hampton debate.

The ONW Insiders, Part 1: Justin Trudeau's First Week

Justin Trudeau made his debut as Liberal leader in Ottawa this week. He stuck to his theme of championing the middle class. Ezrin, Hampton and Bangs on the strategy behind that.

The ONW Insiders, Part 2: Justin Trudeau's First Week

When Justin Trudeau fights the next election, the battlegrounds are clear: seats in Ontario's "905" belt and Quebec. Ezrin, Hampton and Bangs on what he needs to do to win.

The ONW Insiders: Big Gamble on Big Move

Fuel tax? Highway tolls? Metrolinx has released ideas on how to pay for new transit. Can Kathleen Wynne sell voters on paying more? Ezrin, Hampton and Bangs on her Big Gamble on The Big Move.

The ONW Insiders: The Rob Ford Bombshell

The Toronto Star alleges the Toronto Mayor has a drinking problem that has been an open secret at city hall. Ezrin, Bangs and Hampton on when the private becomes a legitimate public concern.

The ONW Insiders: Is The Fix In For A Toronto Casino?

Premier Wynne has pulled two Ontario Lottery and Gaming officials in to demand Toronto won't get a special casino deal. Hershell Ezrin, Jeff Bangs and Howard Hampton on that.

The ONW Insiders: Is the Political Pendulum Swinging Left?

Justin Trudeau signs up 150,000 supporters; Almost 61 per cent of Ontarians prefer the Liberals or the NDP. We ask Ezrin, Snobelen and Hampton: are Canadians moving left?

The ONW Insiders: Tim Hudak's Big Hard Right Gamble, Part 1

Ontario a Right To Work province. 10,000 education workers cut. Can going hard right win the next election for the PC's? Ezrin, Snobelen and Hampton on Tim Hudak's big gamble.

The ONW Insiders: Tim Hudak's Big Hard Right Gamble, Part 2

Cracking down hard on unions, cutting welfare payments. Tim Hudak is gambling it all on going hard right. Ezrin, Snobelen and Hampton on whether it's a winning strategy.

The ONW Insiders: The Gas Plant Affair

The PC's and NDP have been hammering the Liberals for months over the gas plant affair. How seriously is it affecting the Wynne government? Insiders Ezrin, Snobelen and Ferreira's surprise take.

The ONW Insiders: Throne Speech Strategies

The Speech may buy Premier Wynne time and distance from Liberal scandals. But what are Tim Hudak's and Andrea Horwath's Throne Speech strategies? Ezrin, Hampton and Bangs weigh in.

The ONW Insiders: The New Ontario Cabinet

What message do Kathleen Wynne's new cabinet picks send about where she's taking Ontario? Queen's Park experts Marie Bountrogianni, John Snobelen and Sheila White give us their take.
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Police are breaking the law by routinely reporting suicide attempts to the FBI, U.S. border agents and 300 other agencies, Ontario's Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian tells Susanna Kelley.
April 17, 2014
As goes Ontario, so goes the federal election-usually. But critics say Stephen Harper, who brought us fixed election dates, wants to put the fix in the 2015 campaign with the "Fair Elections Act."
April 16, 2014
The news broke after the PC leader refused to retract charges Wynne "oversaw and possibly ordered the criminal destruction of documents" and MPP Lisa MacLeod compared her to Richard Nixon:
April 16, 2014
Some pundits say Andrea Horwath has no choice but to force a spring election. But as Susanna Kelley writes, from a strategic point of view that's not necessarily true.
April 14, 2014
Premier Wynne is pressing ahead with a libel suit against PC leader Tim Hudak, something he calls attempted "libel chill." Ezrin, Bangs and Ferreira on a divided and rancorous Legislature.
April 10, 2014
With the Quebec election delivering such a crushing rejection of its raison d'etre - a referendum on sovereignty - can the PQ survive? John Capobianco, Marit Stiles and Richard Mahoney discuss.
April 09, 2014
Do a criminal investigation in the Premier's Office and a leaked budget PR plan make a spring election is more or less likely? Ezrin, Bangs and Ferreira weigh in.
April 03, 2014
Conservative leader Tim Hudak says a leaked budget document shows the Liberals are rolling out $5.7 million in spending announcements before tabling the Ontario budget May 1st.
April 02, 2014
Does the firing of Dimitri Soudas show Stephen Harper will tolerate no favouritism in CPC nominations, or is this just another of his appointments gone bad? Capobianco, Stiles and Mahoney debate.
April 02, 2014
The Liberals head for a majority while PQ leader Pauline Marois backs down on sovereignty. Hershell Ezrin, Jeff Bangs and Paul Ferreira on how it affects Ontario.
March 27, 2014
Is he a respected statesman using his gravitas to better troubled countries like Ukraine? Or just afraid to face the music at home? Capobianco, Stiles and Mahoney opine.
March 26, 2014
For the first time ever, nearly 12,000 scientists, pharmacists and even chaplains could strike against the Wynne government. Susanna Kelley reports.
March 26, 2014
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