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Trudeau Government’s Speech from the Throne Opens the 44th Parliament

Trudeau Government’s Speech from the Throne Opens the 44th Parliament

Liberals Seeking to Implement Past, Present and Future Policy Commitments Against Tough Economic Backdrop Governor General Mary May Simon delivered her first Speech from the Throne (SFT) today, delivering parts in Inuktitut and including in her personal opening remarks a passionate call-to-action on reconciliation. Read at the… Continue Reading Trudeau Government’s Speech from the Throne Opens the 44th Parliament

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Build Ontario: Analysis of Ontario’s 2021 Fall Economic Statement

Build Ontario: Analysis of Ontario's 2021 Fall Economic Statement

Ontario’s Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, tabled the 2021 Fall Economic Statement (FES), giving Ontario voters and stakeholders a simultaneous glimpse into the province’s fiscal situation, plans for economic recovery, and 2022 re-election strategy. The FES, as has been custom for the Ford government, is… Continue Reading Build Ontario: Analysis of Ontario’s 2021 Fall Economic Statement

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Analysis: Ontario’s Speech from the Throne

Analysis: Ontario’s Speech from the Throne

The Ford government delivered the Speech from the Throne, which officially opened the second session of the 42nd Parliament. As always, the Speech from the Throne is an opportunity for the government to lay out its unfiltered vision for the upcoming Parliament. For Premier Ford and his… Continue Reading Analysis: Ontario’s Speech from the Throne

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The Federal Election and the Municipal Agenda

The Federal Election and the Municipal Agenda

For all federal political parties, the road to electoral success runs through the urban and suburban neighbourhoods of Canada’s nine largest metropolises. In these ridings, close multi-party election races are common and small swings in voter preferences can be decisive. The parties know that weakly-aligned voters in… Continue Reading The Federal Election and the Municipal Agenda

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Election 44 Liberal Platform Launch: Highlights and Analysis

Election 44 Liberal Platform Launch: Highlights and Analysis

With the election evolving from a Liberal lead to a slight Conservative Party advantage, Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party released their election platform “Forward For Everyone” on Wednesday as the campaign heads into the stretch run. The Liberal pitch since the launch of the election has… Continue Reading Election 44 Liberal Platform Launch: Highlights and Analysis

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Election 44: The Beginning of All-Party Alignment on Climate Change in Canada?

Election 44: The Beginning of All-Party Alignment on Climate Change in Canada?

While no single issue is currently defining how Election #44 will be won or lost, as record heat waves roll across the country causing devastating forest fires, each party leader is fully aware that COVID-19 is not the only crisis on the minds of Canadians. Though the… Continue Reading Election 44: The Beginning of All-Party Alignment on Climate Change in Canada?

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Ontario Recovery Series: Wrap-Up & Key Takeaways

Ontario Recovery Series: Wrap-Up & Key Takeaways

The Ontario Recovery Series was conceptualized to answer the question: what comes next? Since beginning the series in July 2021, Canada’s vaccination rate has overtaken the US and is a world leader. Ontario alone has 81.5% of the 12+ population vaccinated and nearly 73.5% fully vaccinated. Even… Continue Reading Ontario Recovery Series: Wrap-Up & Key Takeaways

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Paths to Victory in the 2021 Federal Election

Paths to Victory in the 2021 Federal Election

Good morning!  After yesterday’s election kick-off, each major party will be fanning out across the country to start the first full week of campaigning. Ultimately, the central election question remains whether the Trudeau Liberals secure a majority government, or if a minority government remains in place. Every… Continue Reading Paths to Victory in the 2021 Federal Election

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