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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

Doug Ford's PCs polling comfortably as spring's legislative sitting concludes

Doug Ford's PCs polling comfortably as spring's legislative sitting concludes

Bonnie Crombie's Liberals are potential Ontario voters' second preference, according to a new poll
Texts contradict developer’s testimony about relationship with Ford aide during Greenbelt investigation

Texts contradict developer’s testimony about relationship with Ford aide during Greenbelt investigation

A developer involved in three Greenbelt removal requests testified that the premier’s longtime right-hand man never visited his home, but insiders’ messages show otherwise
Housing aside, feds’ budget ignores ‘priorities’ of Ontario’s PC government

Housing aside, feds’ budget ignores ‘priorities’ of Ontario’s PC government

Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberals want to solve some of the same issues as Doug Ford’s provincial PCs — but in very different ways
Privacy commissioner orders OPP to give it records of officers' role at Ford family stag and doe

Privacy commissioner orders OPP to give it records of officers' role at Ford family stag and doe

The privacy commissioner is seeking to review the records — which the ministry said are 'highly sensitive' — to help the office determine whether or not they should be released through the freedom-of-information system
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
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