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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

Ford government introduces bill to reverse province’s changes to municipal plans

Ford government introduces bill to reverse province’s changes to municipal plans

The Ford government introduced a bill on Thursday to walk back changes it made to a dozen municipalities' official plans — 'In some instances, I just think there was too much involvement from the minister's office, individuals within the minister's office'
Ron Taverner dissuaded Toronto police from staffing Ford family stag and doe: emails

Ron Taverner dissuaded Toronto police from staffing Ford family 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
How will a 'special prosecutor' be involved in the RCMP's Greenbelt investigation?

How will a 'special prosecutor' be involved in the RCMP's Greenbelt investigation?

In correspondence obtained by The Trillium, an RCMP investigator mentioned work 'the special prosecutor' will be doing on the case
NDP asks ethics watchdog to investigate infamous Vegas trip

NDP asks ethics watchdog to investigate infamous Vegas trip

The RCMP’s ongoing investigation into the 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

Ontario’s premier promised to walk back his government’s scandal-plagued land-removal plan on Sept. 21
Cabinet minister resigns, exits PC caucus after giving watchdog wrong info about Vegas trip with developer

Cabinet minister resigns, exits PC caucus after giving watchdog wrong info about Vegas trip with developer

As part of his Greenbelt investigation, Ontario's integrity commissioner poked around on the Vegas trip, following up on The Trillium's reporting
PC MPPs vote down committee probe of Greenbelt scandal

PC MPPs vote down committee probe of Greenbelt scandal

A motion that would have prompted former housing minister Steve Clark and potentially staff from Premier Doug Ford's office and the housing minister's office to be called to appear for questioning by MPPs over a series of meetings was defeated six votes to three
Integrity commissioner considering investigating housing minister's chief of staff

Integrity commissioner considering investigating housing minister's chief of staff

'Suspension and dismissal' are possible penalties the integrity commissioner can give under the law it may use to investigate the housing minister's top staffer
Inconsistent performance measurement hurts how efficiently Ontario spends taxes: audit

Inconsistent performance measurement hurts how efficiently Ontario spends taxes: audit

In her report published on Tuesday, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk singled out Prabmeet Sarkaria's Treasury Board for 'not providing fulsome leadership'
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