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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

Lobbying firm shows how inside track gets results with Ford government

Lobbying firm shows how inside track gets results with Ford government

Ford-linked firm played part in major government decisions, including expansion of beer and wine in corner stores and securing MZO
Ford’s chief said he’d ‘check with officials’ in late 2021 about Greenbelt change: email

Ford’s chief said he’d ‘check with officials’ in late 2021 about Greenbelt change: email

Key witnesses the integrity commissioner spoke to said changes weren’t considered until 2022
Province cancelling Peel dissolution, municipal audits — MZOs may be next

Province cancelling Peel dissolution, municipal audits — MZOs may be next

In latest walk-back, housing minister says up to 22 minister’s zoning orders could be on the chopping block
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
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 the premier, cautioned Toronto police colleagues against staffing ‘private … fundraiser’
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

RCMP’s ongoing investigation into Greenbelt could keep Ontario’s integrity commissioner from digging into it himself
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
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