Matt Gurney

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Matt Gurney is a Toronto-based freelance journalist.

Matt Gurney's articles

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.
Published On: Jun 20,2019
ANALYSIS: Under the Liberals’ program, Ontarians under 25 no longer had to pay for prescriptions — and thousands of families in need benefitted. But so did thousands of families willing and able to cover the cost.
Published On: Jun 19,2019
ANALYSIS: Before Eric Hoskins took on pharmacare for Canada, he did so in Ontario. Here’s how this province conducted an accidental A:B test on universal drug coverage.  
Published On: Jun 05,2019
OPINION: The Progressive Conservative government’s commitment to modernizing alcohol sales in Ontario has critics sounding the alarm. But do corner-store beers actually represent a threat to public health?
Published On: May 31,2019
ANALYSIS: Doug Ford’s proposal to expand Toronto’s transportation network is ambitious. It’s also complicated, risky, and light on details.
Published On: May 30,2019
ANALYSIS: Another premier, another plan to expand the city’s inadequate public-transportation network. How does Ford’s proposal stack up?
Published On: May 29,2019
ANALYSIS: The city’s population keeps growing, but its transit system hasn’t been able to keep up. What went wrong for the TTC — and can it ever be the better way again.
Published On: May 23,2019
OPINION: Provincial cuts have put the city in a tricky fiscal position — but higher municipal taxes are an option that both the left and the right should support.
Published On: May 15,2019
OPINION: The carmaker will be establishing a parts-manufacturing plant in Oshawa, saving roughly 300 jobs. But it’s still the end of the GM era in the city.
Published On: May 01,2019
OPINION: Instead of blasting Tory health-care cuts as attacks on medicare, let’s judge them on their merits — and stop blindly defending the status quo.