A new book purporting to tell the truth about the fall of Patrick Brown offers a rare glimpse into the machinations inside the Ontario Progressive Conservative party following his abrupt resignation as leader amid sexual misconduct allegations he denies.
The move — which saw six Progressive Conservative legislators reassigned — was announced in a release Monday morning, prompting suggestions from critics that Ford's government was struggling, and calls for the premier to explain his decision.
Protesters lingered overnight outside the Ontario legislature after they were barred from observing a rare midnight sitting meant to speed up the passage of a controversial bill to cut Toronto's city council nearly in half.
Ontario launched its buck-a-beer plan on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, by offering "non-financial incentives" to brewers who sell their beer for $1, prompting critics to question the Progressive Conservative government's priorities and accuse the province of trying to deflect scrutiny on key issues such as education and the environment.
As anti-poverty advocates denounced the Ontario government's decision to scrap a basic income pilot project, the province defended the move on Wednesday, suggesting the program discouraged participants from finding work.
Though he officially takes up the premier's mantle on Friday, June 29, 2018, Doug Ford has already set the wheels in motion for several of his plans for Ontario — and one expert predicts the Progressive Conservative leader will move quickly on his agenda once he seizes the reins of the province.