Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun

Antonella Artuso began her career as a cop reporter at the Toronto Sun in 1989. After a 2 1/2 year stint covering the crime beat, she moved to Toronto City Hall where she reported on municipal politics for another three years. Just prior to the 1995 Ontario election, Artuso moved to Queen's Park where she has covered NDP, Conservative and Liberal governments and four provincial elections.


A woman smokes a cigarette. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Ontario urged to impose sky-high taxes on smokes

A new anti-tobacco strategy calls for sky-high increases in taxes, a forced reduction in tobacco retailers, a minimum purchase age of 21 and a ban on all smoking displays, including vaping paraphernalia.

Kathleen Wynne's Liberals are only interested in their own political survival, says Ontario Conservative leader Patrick Brown. (ERNEST DOROSZUK/TORONTO SUN)

Brown says he’ll ignore threats of legal action over comments

TORONTO — The leader of Ontario’s Opposition said Thursday he is ignoring Premier Kathleen Wynne’s request that he retract comments he made about her, dismissing a warning that he could face legal action as “baseless.”

University of Toronto Prof. Jordan Peterson speaks at the Sandford Fleming building in Toronto on Feb. 4, 2017. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

Google, YouTube screening threatens free speech: U of T's Peterson

Google and YouTube’s screening process for offensive content appears contaminated by social justice theorists and political correctness, threatening the voice of half the population that disagrees with their point of view, University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson says.

Byron Thomas meeting Queen in 2002.

Canadians have royal memories

Since their earliest visits to Canada in the 1800s, the Royal Family has enthralled, entranced and captivated Canadians.Through good times and bad, and from coast to coast, we have mobbed public appearances and sent well wishes to the monarch and family members. Here are the stories of some who have been touched by royalty:

Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau looks on as Queen Elizabeth II signs the Proclamation of the Constitution Act in 1982. (File Photo)

Canada's coming of age

As Canada emerged as a mature nation, Queen Elizabeth showed she had learned a thing or two about stickhandling during her many tours of Canada.

Premier Kathleen Wynne talks at the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce fireside in Sudbury on Tuesday May 23, 2017. (Gino Donato/Postmedia Network)

Hydro rate cut will cost Ontario at least $45 billion

Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan to cut hydro bills by 25% comes with an electrifying price tag for the government - anywhere between $63 billion to $93 billion if financed with borrowed money, a review by the province's Financial Accountability Office concludes.

Ford Motor Company is planning to cut 600 jobs in Canada. (GETTY IMAGES/PHOTO)

Ford's 600 job cuts on heels of grants alarming: Canadian Taxpayers Federation

The announcement by Ford Motor Company that it would cut 600 jobs in Canada — less than two months after receiving just over $200 million in federal and provincial government grants — should accelerate an end to taxpayer-funded corporate handouts, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says.