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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

MZO approvals have skyrocketed under Ford government: report

MZO approvals have skyrocketed under Ford government: report

From March 2019 to March 2021, province issued 44 minister's zoning orders; government had previously issued about one per year on average
Bill introduced to reverse province’s changes to municipal plans

Bill introduced to reverse province’s changes to municipal plans

Legislation also tees up possible MZO reversals by introducing ‘immunity provisions’ if provincial government undoes them
How will 'special prosecutor' be involved in RCMP's Greenbelt probe?

How will 'special prosecutor' be involved in RCMP's Greenbelt probe?

Attorney General Doug Downey and his office wouldn't address special prosecutor's involvement
NDP asks ethics watchdog to investigate infamous Vegas trip

NDP asks ethics watchdog to investigate infamous Vegas trip

MPP Kaleed Rasheed and a senior premier's office staffer resigned from the government over the fiasco just before Doug Ford said he'd reverse the Greenbelt removals
Ford government tables bill to restore Greenbelt

Ford government tables bill to restore Greenbelt

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

RCMP launches criminal probe into Ford government’s Greenbelt changes

'It’s good news for Ontarians that the RCMP will be launching an investigation into Doug Ford’s $8.3-billion backroom deal,' says interim Liberal leader
2.9 million visited Ontario Place in 2022: internal letter

2.9 million visited Ontario Place in 2022: internal letter

Critics of the PCs' redevelopment said last year's visitor total shows a private spa — part of plans to attract 4 to 6 million visitors a year — isn't necessary
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
Tory MPPs vote down committee probe of Greenbelt scandal

Tory MPPs vote down committee probe of Greenbelt scandal

Liberal MPP Mary-Margaret McMahon's attempt to launch a parliamentary investigation into the controversy was unsuccessful
What happened in Vegas? New info on PCers encounter with Greenbelt developer

What happened in Vegas? New info on PCers encounter with Greenbelt developer

What we know — and what was said — about the Las Vegas trip explored in the integrity commissioner’s Greenbelt report
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