Robert Benzie

Robert Benzie


Queen's Park Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star

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Premier Doug Ford again reiterates the next Ontario election will be June 2. (Twitter, a notoriously unreliable forum for political news, periodically revives this unsubstantiated rumour.) #onpoli 

BREAKING: Durham MPP Lindsey Park has resigned from the @OntarioPCParty  caucus. @lparkpc  accuses Tories of issuing a “false statement” when they demoted her Oct. 1. Party contends she “misrepresented her vaccination status.” #onpoli  #COVID19 

NEW: @OntarioPCParty  house leader @PaukCalandra  disputes @lparkpc ’s version of events that led to her demotion. "Ms. Park was removed ... because she misrepresented her vaccination status, not because of her medical exemption." #onpoli 

The perfect accompaniment to your Saturday @TorontoStar ⁩ and a Sam James coffee is a croissant from Geste. Vikram and Virgil have an amazing patisserie shop.

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Government house leader @PaulCalandra ⁩ says @lparkpc ⁩ “hand-delivered” a letter “in an unmarked envelope on an unstaffed desk in the premier’s office and was left undiscovered for nearly a month” claiming a vaccine exemption. #onpoli 

From the front page of the @TorontoStar ⁩, @mobocks ⁩ with this week’s most-read story in the country’s biggest newspaper.

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BREAKING: Ontario will mandate vaccines for hospital and LTC workers and begin targeted #COVID19  booster shots while keeping current pandemic restrictions indefinitely, the @TorontoStar  has learned. #onpoli 

This was a nice moment from Premier Doug Ford’s daily news conference when he recognized the important work of sign language interpreter Christopher Desloges. #onpoli  #COVID19 

In a rare move, the @globeandmail ⁩ uses its front page to denounce the federal government’s botched pandemic response on vaccines and airports. (A @TorontoStar ⁩ poll found 52% blame Ottawa for the vaccine shortages.) #COVID19 

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Props to @cafreeland ⁩ for making the exact same face so many of us make when we hear people say they plan to travel regardless of the pandemic. #COVID19 

NEW: An @OntarioPCParty  government appointee to the @LCBO  board is linked to those mysterious anti-union newspaper ads. #onpoli  #onted 

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