Dalton McGuinty

Prorogation a real Page turner

Liam Donnelly knows the names, faces, portfolios and ridings of all 107 Ontario MPPs. He’s not a high-powered political figure or a lifelong bureaucrat. Donnelly is 13 and served as a Parliamentary Page.

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Prorogued legislature leaves unfinished business in limbo

Marsha Walker sat restlessly on her couch as she watched the news of premier Dalton McGuinty’s resignation and prorogation of the Ontario legislature. McGuinty announced he was quitting as Liberal leader and proroguing the legislature — essentially suspending the province’s parliament for a while — on Oct. 15.

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Students march for more tuition assistance

A student union representative says Ontario’s new tuition grant falls short of college and university students’ needs. Hundreds of students from across the GTA joined the annual National Day of Action, this year in Queen’s Park. They protested the 30-per-cent tuition grant. Some chanted, “We don’t want no mac and cheese, come on Dalton drop our fees!”

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4 Scarborough MPPs made parliamentary assistants

Scarborough now has full representation in the McGuinty cabinet. Earlier this month, MPPs Margarett Best of Scarborough-Guildwood and Scarborough Centre’s Brad Duguid were appointed Minister of Consumer Services and Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, respectively. Scarborough’s remaining four MPPs have been given roles of parliamentary assistants.