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Darren MacDonald

Darren MacDonald

Darren MacDonald covers city hall, politics and provincial affairs for Northern Life and Sudbury.com. Follow him on Twitter @DarrenMacD. He can be reached by email at dmacdonald@sudbury.com.

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Much policy, few fireworks: Chamber quizzes Sudbury candidates on debt, taxes and electoral reform

Much policy, few fireworks: Chamber quizzes Sudbury candidates on debt, taxes and electoral reform

Stripped down slate of candidates focuses on major parties
Serré, Paquette in spotlight at Nickel Belt debate

Serré, Paquette in spotlight at Nickel Belt debate

Audience questions at chamber debate focused on NDP, Liberal hopefuls
Candidates take tough questions at debate on women's issues

Candidates take tough questions at debate on women's issues

Queries include legalizing prostitution, how to end violence against women and other vulnerable groups
Byelection scandal: For the first time, Thibeault opens up about the scandal that cost him his job

Byelection scandal: For the first time, Thibeault opens up about the scandal that cost him his job

Looking back at the byelection scandal, Glenn Thibeault says he has survivor's guilt for the damage inflicted on those around him: 'I'm definitely not worth the BS that everyone had to go through'
Interview: Wynne's election architect spills secrets about the byelection scandal

Interview: Wynne's election architect spills secrets about the byelection scandal

In 'Let 'Em Howl', Glenn Thibeault and Gerry Lougheed Jr. get mentions, but Patricia Sorbara is most critical of Thibeault ally, and current hospital CEO, Dominic Giroux
MacDonald: The Sudbury scandal with many losers, but absolutely no winners

MacDonald: The Sudbury scandal with many losers, but absolutely no winners

The 2014 byelection is a textbook example of how political bush fires can get out of control, with damaging results 
Some anger, but little resistance to one-bag limit

Some anger, but little resistance to one-bag limit

City receiving lots of calls, but mostly to order green carts, blue boxes
Election 2019: Candidates go off script at environment debates

Election 2019: Candidates go off script at environment debates

Some vow to push their own parties to do more
City still doesn't own all the land where Maley extension is being built

City still doesn't own all the land where Maley extension is being built

Design changes altered route of roadway, taking it across private property. City says land acquisition issues 'not uncommon' in large infrastructure projects
<updated>Election 2019:</updated> Your guide to all the candidates running in Sudbury

Election 2019: Your guide to all the candidates running in Sudbury

Animal Protection Party, controversial religious candidate among eight hopefuls