Christina Blizzard, Special to the Sun

Christina Blizzard is the Queen's Park Columnist for QMI. She has covered provincial politics since 1994, and is the author of Right Turn: How the Tories Took Ontario, a book chronicling the rise to power of Mike Harris and his Common Sense Revolutionaries in 1995. She has covered four provincial elections and four premiers - Bob Rae, Mike Harris, Ernie Eves and Dalton McGuinty. Prior to arriving at Queen's Park, she spent many years at Toronto City Hall and the school board trying, unsuccessfully, to use her laptop computer as a blunt instrument to inculcate the values of thrift and respect for taxpayers' money in councillors, trustees and bureaucrats. Blizzard is a past president of the Legislative Press Gallery and a board member of the community newspaper, the Beach Metro News. She's worked for the Sun since it started as well as for The Guardian in London, England and the now defunct Toronto Telegram.


Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk at Queen's Park on Nov. 30, 2016. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

Waste in Ontario's health care sickening

WARNING: Auditor-General Bonnie Lysyk’s report on waste, mismanagement and potential fraud in healthcare billings may be hazardous to your health.

The oddly named Flatiron Mountains near Boulder, Colo., offer plenty of hiking and biking trails CHRISTINA BLIZZARD/TORONTO SUN

Colorado's great outdoors -- and indoors

Beer, bikes and blue skies -- those are just a few of the ingredients that make Colorado such a magnet for folks looking for something a little exciting -- and a lot different -- in a vacation.

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Potential Hydro One owners a concern

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in New York last week and Washington Tuesday drumming up business and no doubt looking for buyers for Hydro One.

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario president Sam Hammond. (ERNEST DOROSZUK, Toronto Sun)

Government created ETFO monster

Here’s all you need to know about why the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is planning an “administrative” strike Monday:

Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Vic Fedeli. (Antonella Artuso/Toronto Sun)

Salaries key item to watch in budget

Ahead of Thursday’s budget, Vic Fedeli, the PC Party’s genial finance critic, held a news conference to distribute a book.