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Robert Benzie Queen's Park Bureau Chief
  • Toronto
  • Toronto Star

Robert Benzie is Queen's Park Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star. He is responsible for coordinating the provincial political coverage for Canada's largest circulation newspaper. Before joining the Star in 2003, he covered Queen's Park and Toronto City Hall for the National Post, a paper he helped launch as its Deputy Toronto Editor in 1998. Prior to that, he worked for the Toronto Sun and the Ottawa Sun. Benzie has covered countless elections and leadership contests at federal, provincial and municipal levels. In 2010, Benzie received the Mary Deanne Shears Award as the Toronto Star's reporter of the year.

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Toronto Star

Focus Areas

  • Ontario Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Toronto Politics

436 Articles
9 days ago

Here’s why the cost of luring Volkswagen to Ontario will remain secret — for now

As Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy gears up for Thursday’s provincial budget, the government says details of publ...

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13 days ago

Liberal insiders think this former Trudeau cabinet minister can beat Doug Ford

Former federal cabinet minister Navdeep Bains is being touted as a potential Ontario Liberal leadership candidate, so...

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20 days ago

Doug Ford follows Justin Trudeau’s lead and bans TikTok from government phones

The popular video-sharing app is to be removed from all government-issued devices “effective immediately.”

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21 days ago

Doug Ford says it would be ‘great’ if former Toronto police chief runs for mayor

While the premier is officially remaining neutral in Toronto’s June 26 mayoral byelection, some Progressive Conservat...

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22 days ago

Queen’s Park begins first steps in major $1B renovation

Queen’s Park is getting a major makeover. The province on Tuesday introduced legislation that will begin the lengthy ...

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22 days ago

Doug Ford’s government is weathering the Greenbelt scandal better than he is, poll suggests

The premier’s personal connections to Greenbelt property developers have sparked negative feelings about the premier.

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23 days ago

Doug Ford’s campaign finance law struck down by court

The Ontario Court of Appeal has struck down Premier Doug Ford’s controversial campaign finance law that limits spendi...

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26 days ago

Behind closed doors, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives raise a record $6M at private fundraiser

Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have quietly held the largest political fundraiser in Canadian history,...

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28 days ago

Doug Ford’s Tories defeat Liberal bill to promote diversity on corporate boards

Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have used their majority to defeat a Liberal MPP’s bill that would have...

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29 days ago

Could this GTA mayor be the leader Ontario’s Liberals need to defeat Doug Ford?

Ontario Liberals are abuzz over the prospect of popular Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie running for the party leader...

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about 1 month ago

Justin Trudeau says he’s watching closely as Doug Ford promotes privatized medical services

As Premier Doug Ford touts his “bold decisions” to offer more privately delivered medical services, Prime Minister Ju...

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about 1 month ago

How can corporations improve their diversity? This MPP has one idea to ‘nudge’ them

Stephanie Bowman is pushing a private member’s bill that would encourage corporations to have more diversity on their...

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