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Charlie Pinkerton

Charlie Pinkerton

A media critic once said Charlie Pinkerton has “one of the best names of any reporter that I can think of.” He’s covered politics since 2018, spending since 2021 at Queen’s Park. Instead of running for mayor of Toronto, he helped launch the Trillium in 2023.

Recent Work by Charlie

One lobbying firm shows how an inside track gets it done under the Ford government

One lobbying firm shows how an inside track gets it done under the Ford government

The Ford-linked firm played a part in major government decisions, including the expansion of beer and wine in corner stores and securing an MZO
Ontario's made 'little or no progress' on 92% of auditor's 2021 land-use recommendations

Ontario's made 'little or no progress' on 92% of auditor's 2021 land-use recommendations

The government planned on ignoring most of the auditor's MZO-related recommendations and has
How the way a couple dominoes fall could reshape the opposition to Doug Ford

How the way a couple dominoes fall could reshape the opposition to Doug Ford

Including how a multi-partisan partnership could apply greater pressure on the PCs
Ford's cop friend dissuaded Toronto police from staffing stag and doe: emails

Ford's cop friend dissuaded Toronto police from staffing stag and doe: emails

Supt. Ron Taverner, a friend of Ford’s, cautioned Toronto police colleagues against staffing the ‘private… fundraiser’
Ford government's top political staff gather for ethics training seminar

Ford government's top political staff gather for ethics training seminar

100-plus senior PC government staffers spent Thursday at an ethics seminar in a church
Ford government tables bill to restore Greenbelt

Ford government tables bill to restore Greenbelt

Ontario’s premier promised to walk back his government’s scandal-plagued land-removal plan on Sept. 21
RCMP launches criminal investigation into Ford government’s Greenbelt changes

RCMP launches criminal investigation into Ford government’s Greenbelt changes

Ford’s office promised its full cooperation
Cabinet minister resigns, exits PC caucus after giving watchdog wrong info about Vegas trip with developer

Cabinet minister resigns, exits PC caucus after giving watchdog wrong info about Vegas trip with developer

As part of his Greenbelt investigation, Ontario's integrity commissioner poked around on the Vegas trip — following The Trillium's reporting
PC minister says he 'mistakenly' misled ethics office about trip to Vegas, where Greenbelt developer also went

PC minister says he 'mistakenly' misled ethics office about trip to Vegas, where Greenbelt developer also went

Ontario's integrity commissioner expanded his Greenbelt investigation to look into The Trillium's reporting on a Las Vegas trip taken by a cabinet minister and Greenbelt developer
Opposition MPPs prod ministers about Las Vegas trip

Opposition MPPs prod ministers about Las Vegas trip

Ontario's integrity commissioner has recently dug into how multiple Ford government-affiliated individuals were simultaneously at the same luxury Vegas hotel as a Greenbelt developer
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