Matt Gurney

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Matt Gurney is a Toronto-based freelance journalist.

Matt Gurney's articles

Published On: Oct 03,2019
According to some polls, the Conservatives are gaining momentum provincially and nationally — but the situation remains volatile in the 905.
Published On: Sep 26,2019
OPINION: Teachers’ unions are making their negotiating demands public. But will the public support them?
Published On: Sep 19,2019
ANALYSIS: China has shut the door on our recycling, and the province must scramble to figure out what to do with it — but there are no perfect solutions.
Published On: Sep 18,2019
ANALYSIS: Garbage doesn’t just go straight from the curb to the dump. And recycling doesn’t simply get recycled. Your black bags and blue bins take a longer journey than you may think.
Published On: Sep 17,2019
ANALYSIS: Most people take municipal trash collection for granted. But it’s a complex and critical business — and the health of the planet partly depends on what we put in the ground.
Published On: Sep 04,2019
OPINION: Doug Ford’s government is changing its approach heading into its second year in power. But a fresh start can’t erase bad memories.
Published On: Aug 23,2019
ANALYSIS: The premier has promised to create 15,000 new long-term-care beds to ease the strain on Ontario’s overcrowded hospitals. But it will take more than that to solve our health-care crisis.  
Published On: Aug 22,2019
ANALYSIS: Every day, thousands of Ontarians occupy beds they don’t need because the beds they do need are already occupied by other patients — and the problem is most acute when it comes to long-term care.  
Published On: Aug 21,2019
ANALYSIS: Ontario hospitals don’t have enough beds, and patients often end up on stretchers in hallways — sometimes for days. So who’s to blame?
Published On: Aug 07,2019
ANALYSIS: The Progressive Conservatives have passed a bill that would require special constables — at universities, on public transit, and elsewhere — to stop calling themselves police. We look at the debate over Bill 68.
Published On: Aug 01,2019
ANALYSIS: The government is promising to overhaul its autism program for 2020. We look at what that will mean for Ontario families in the future — and the present.
Published On: Jul 24,2019
OPINION: Queen’s Park has cut ties with Dean French. French has dropped his lawsuit against a former Tory MPP. Things are going better for the government — but will Ford be able to keep it that way?  
Published On: Jul 19,2019
ANALYSIS: The province’s emergency rooms are overburdened and understaffed. So how can we relieve the pressure — now and in the future?
Published On: Jul 18,2019
ANALYSIS: Hospital administrators see them as expendable. But nurses provide care and bring order to chaos — and our hospitals don’t have enough of them.
Published On: Jul 17,2019
ANALYSIS: My four-year-old waited six hours and didn’t receive the care he needed. TVO.org examines why so many people are waiting so long for emergency treatment.
Published On: Jul 05,2019
ANALYSIS: The Ontario premier’s falling numbers have made federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s once-clear path to victory in 2019 much rockier. But what can either man do about it?
Published On: Jun 26,2019
OPINION: The government has been accused of favouritism in its appointments of trade envoys. It might have picked the wrong people — but bringing these positions back is the right move.
Published On: Jun 21,2019
ANALYSIS: In less than a year and a half, the province went through multiple changes to OHIP+. Ontario’s experience offers a lesson to the rest of the country — but it may not be the one you think.