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The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario

The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario

To ensure long-term contracts and their benefits for all parties involved are utilized moving forward, The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario provides six recommendations aimed at creating a competitive procurement process that works for all parties and addresses concerns about future affordability and reliability. This paper… Continue Reading The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario

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Relief to Recovery – Freeland releases first Fall Economic Statement

Relief to Recovery – Freeland releases first Fall Economic Statement

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s first Fall Economic Statement (FES) represented the federal government’s second move to shift from short-term COVID relief to a longer-term plan for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery. The first move was September’s Speech from the Throne and the next in this… Continue Reading Relief to Recovery – Freeland releases first Fall Economic Statement

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Public Health in The Public Eye: Motivating Sustained Investment

Public Health in The Public Eye: Motivating Sustained Investment

The COVID-19 pandemic has granted unprecedented attention on public health and some of its various important and interdependent parts that, arguably, under normal circumstances, work quietly behind the scenes without much visibility to most Canadians. In this paper, StrategyCorp Senior Advisor and population health knowledge translation expert… Continue Reading Public Health in The Public Eye: Motivating Sustained Investment

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BC Voters Elect Wide New Democrat Majority

BC Voters Elect Wide New Democrat Majority

British Columbians went to the polls yesterday in Canada’s second COVID-era election. After a contentious start to the election with those in opposition questing the need, voters gave Premier John Horgan the majority government he was seeking. Having garnered the public support of the previous Green Party… Continue Reading BC Voters Elect Wide New Democrat Majority

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What ever happened to the New Deal for cities? A view from the Throne

What ever happened to the New Deal for cities?  A view from the Throne

By Michael Fenn and John Matheson, StrategyCorp Municipal Practice In municipal circles, among the urban media, and within the academic community there is a widespread and growing consensus that there should be more recognition by the Canadian and provincial governments of the crucial role of cities, especially… Continue Reading What ever happened to the New Deal for cities? A view from the Throne

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Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

The Trudeau government has spent more than two years scrambling to respond to events: SNC-Lavalin, Trump’s tariffs and CUMSA, Chinese hostage diplomacy, Trudeau’s blackface, a new minority Parliament, Iranian missiles, Indigenous blockades, and, the ultimate disruptor, COVID-19. Today’s Throne Speech, read by Governor-General Julie Payette, and an… Continue Reading Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

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Setting A Bold New Agenda: Trudeau Government Prepares for Recovery

Setting A Bold New Agenda: Trudeau Government Prepares for Recovery

Today’s installation of Chrystia Freeland as Finance Minister is intended, as much as possible, to tie off the loose ends dangling from the extraordinarily disorderly departure of Bill Morneau. How many of the Trudeau Government’s many and severely-frayed threads will be braided back together – and how… Continue Reading Setting A Bold New Agenda: Trudeau Government Prepares for Recovery

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