Welcome to POLICORNER — your insider's guide to politics and policy from the halls of power at Queen's Park.

Read by a growing community of the most wired Queen's Park insiders and watchers, it's a free political newsletter that will take you inside the Pink Palace, providing original, extensive coverage of the biggest stories and decoding the policies and politicking that underpin Ontario's political landscape. Sign up today and join the community.

Politics and policy from the halls of power at Queen's Park

Here's a glimpse at what you can expect: Each edition is delivered directly to subscribers' inboxes — brimming with coverage of the biggest stories and scoops that set political circles abuzz.

You'll learn more about the people in power — and those seeking it — through Q+As and feature profiles. You'll find fundraising and polling roundups, policy explainers and the précis of key legislation on the Clerk's table, personnel moves in and around the Legislature, fresh gossip and chatter with insider insights and analysis into the political climate. Read up on our top scoops and stories here.

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Meet Ahmad

POLICORNER is written by Ahmad Elbayoumi — a journalist covering Ontario politics and policy. Chronicling Queen's Park for over three years, he's broken numerous political stories and interviewed "some of Ontario's heaviest hitters."

Ahmad has been featured on CBC Radio's Ontario Today and has been a panelist for organizations, such as CIVIX Canada, where he appeared with seasoned political journalists in an educational video on the federal budget.

He broke the news that Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie would enter the provincial Liberal leadership race — as well as her competitor. He revealed that former NDP captain Andrea Horwath would jump to City Hall, had the scoop that Ford government would suspend pandemic reporting in schools and expand COVID shot eligibility for youth, uncovered a survey by a star NDPer ahead of the party's leadership contest and wrote an inside story on a caucus revolt by the federal Tories that led to Erin O'Toole's ousting. There's more.

Ahmad's phone is always buzzing with Pink Palace gossip and text messages from insiders. Drop him a line at ahmad@newsbeyond.ca with your news tips and story ideas — he's all ears.

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An insider's guide to politics and policy from the halls of power at Queen's Park


Ahmad Elbayoumi

A journalist covering provincial politics and policy