Christina Blizzard, Special to the Sun

Christina Blizzard is the Queen's Park Columnist for QMI. She has covered provincial politics since 1994, and is the author of Right Turn: How the Tories Took Ontario, a book chronicling the rise to power of Mike Harris and his Common Sense Revolutionaries in 1995. She has covered four provincial elections and four premiers - Bob Rae, Mike Harris, Ernie Eves and Dalton McGuinty. Prior to arriving at Queen's Park, she spent many years at Toronto City Hall and the school board trying, unsuccessfully, to use her laptop computer as a blunt instrument to inculcate the values of thrift and respect for taxpayers' money in councillors, trustees and bureaucrats. Blizzard is a past president of the Legislative Press Gallery and a board member of the community newspaper, the Beach Metro News. She's worked for the Sun since it started as well as for The Guardian in London, England and the now defunct Toronto Telegram.


Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

Ontario targets high-billers with new physician budget

Just when you thought the relationship between Health Minister Eric Hoskins and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) couldn’t get worse, the minister — a physician himself — delivered a thinly-disguised declaration of war on doctors. Reporters were summoned to an early morning briefing on the new physician compensation agreement that Hoskins is throwing down to the OMA.

Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk at Queen's Park on Nov. 30, 2016. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

Waste in Ontario's health care sickening

WARNING: Auditor-General Bonnie Lysyk’s report on waste, mismanagement and potential fraud in healthcare billings may be hazardous to your health.

Manse in Norval. (Mary Rubio/Handout/Postmedia Network)

Author of 'Anne of Green Gables' has Ontario connection

It may not have a red-haired, freckle-faced girl sitting on the porch, but the old Presbyterian manse in Norval is as closely linked to one of Canada’s most celebrated authors as the Prince Edward Island homestead that bears the name of her most famous work.

The oddly named Flatiron Mountains near Boulder, Colo., offer plenty of hiking and biking trails CHRISTINA BLIZZARD/TORONTO SUN

Colorado's great outdoors -- and indoors

Beer, bikes and blue skies -- those are just a few of the ingredients that make Colorado such a magnet for folks looking for something a little exciting -- and a lot different -- in a vacation.

(Toronto Sun files)

Potential Hydro One owners a concern

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in New York last week and Washington Tuesday drumming up business and no doubt looking for buyers for Hydro One.