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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's PCs polling comfortably as summer break begins

Ford's PCs polling comfortably as summer break begins

Bonnie Crombie's Liberals are potential Ontario voters' second preference, according to a new poll
Housing aside, federal budget ignores ‘priorities’ of Ontario government

Housing aside, federal budget ignores ‘priorities’ of Ontario government

Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberals want to solve some of the same issues as Doug Ford’s provincial PCs — but in very different ways
OPP ordered to hand over records of officers' role at Ford family stag and doe

OPP ordered to hand over records of officers' role at Ford family stag and doe

Privacy Commissioner wants to review the records — which the ministry said are 'highly sensitive' — to help determine whether or not they should be released through FOI
Ford government's top political staff gather for ethics seminar

Ford government's top political staff gather for ethics seminar

100-plus senior PC government staffers spent Thursday at an ethics seminar in a church
How will 'special prosecutor' be involved in RCMP Greenbelt probe?

How will 'special prosecutor' be involved in RCMP Greenbelt probe?

In correspondence obtained by Village Media's 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
RCMP launches criminal probe into Ford government’s Greenbelt changes

RCMP launches criminal probe into Ford government’s Greenbelt changes

Ford’s office promised its full cooperation, saying it has 'zero tolerance for any wrongdoing'
Ford cabinet minister resigns over Vegas trip with developer

Ford cabinet minister resigns over Vegas trip with developer

As part of his Greenbelt investigation, Ontario's integrity commissioner poked around on the Las Vegas trip — following reporting by Village Media's The Trillium
Ford government accused of 'burying' long-awaited climate report

Ford government accused of 'burying' long-awaited climate report

A 500-plus page climate change impact assessment ordered by the Ford government was released quietly online last month after an almost year-long delay
What happened in Vegas? New info on PCers encounter with Greenbelt developer

What happened in Vegas? New info on PCers encounter with Greenbelt developer

What we know — and what was said — about the Las Vegas trip explored in the integrity commissioner’s Greenbelt report
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