Mike Crawley

Senior reporter

Mike Crawley covers provincial affairs in Ontario for CBC News. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in B.C., filed stories from 19 countries in Africa as a freelance journalist, then joined the CBC in 2005. Mike was born and raised in Saint John, N.B.

Latest from Mike Crawley

Doug Ford government introduces Get It Done Act. Here's what's in it

Premier Doug Ford's government introduced a major new piece of legislation on Tuesday designed to speed up construction of new highways in Ontario by shortening their environmental assessments.

With Ontario's senior population about to spike, report predicts big demand for home care

Ontario will see a spike in demand for home-care workers over the next few years as its population of seniors increases sharply, according to a new report by health economists. 

Why these doctors support Doug Ford's plan for private surgical clinics

The Doug Ford government is poised to give independent clinics a greater role in performing surgeries and scans currently done in hospitals, and some Ontario doctors are speaking out in favour of the controversial plan.

New mineral processing plants touted as 'missing link' for Ontario's EV industry

A Canadian mining company will announce plans Thursday for two new processing facilities that its CEO says will provide the 'missing link' in Ontario's plans for building a full-fledged electric vehicle industry.

Ontario's new 'It's happening here' ads slammed as waste of taxpayers' dollars

A new taxpayer-funded advertising campaign by Premier Doug Ford's government touting the Ontario economy and provincial investments is facing criticism as a wasteful way to spend public money. 

After nearly 6 years in power, Doug Ford's PCs start casting eyes on next election

Based on recent history, any Ontario premier who is midway through their second term in office ought to be looking over their shoulder with great concern.

4 million Canadians have a criminal record. Companies not hiring them are missing out, say advocates

A new report being released Wednesday finds many Canadian companies remain unwilling to hire people with criminal records, even when they have the skills or experience needed for the job. 

Doug Ford government to refurbish Pickering nuclear plant as demand for electricity grows

The Ontario government announced Tuesday that it plans to refurbish the half-century old Pickering nuclear generating station, keeping the plant operating for at least another 30 years.

What the cap on international students means for Doug Ford's government 

Premier Doug Ford’s government faces a sharp reduction in what has been a lucrative source of funding for Ontario’s colleges and universities, now that Ottawa plans to slash the number of international students allowed into Canada.

Aggressive, often deadly form of strep hits record-high case numbers in Canada

Canada is seeing a record number of cases of invasive Group A strep, a bacterial infection that kills roughly one in 10 people who contract it, according to data obtained by CBC News.