Economy and Jobs

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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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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Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

June is often a tempestuous time in official Ottawa, as governments try to accomplish as much legislative progress as possible before a summer break that usually lasts until late September. June also means a last-minute push by Cabinet and Treasury Board to get important decisions made before… Continue Reading Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

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Budget 2021: COVID Recovery Plan and Pre-Election Manifesto?

Budget 2021: COVID Recovery Plan and Pre-Election Manifesto?

As Canada continues to try and chart a way through the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal Liberal government has also tried to chart a way forward through the current third wave and post-pandemic recovery through its 2021 Budget. The Budget is the first for Finance Minister and Deputy… Continue Reading Budget 2021: COVID Recovery Plan and Pre-Election Manifesto?

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Quebec’s Economic Recovery Budget

Quebec’s Economic Recovery Budget

Analysis provided by Mercure Conseil The Budget unveiled by Quebec’s Minister of Finance, titled A Resilient and Confident Quebec, marks the halfway point of the Coalition avenir Québec’s (CAQ) majority government. The first two years of a majority mandate are typically used to implement a government’s flagship… Continue Reading Quebec’s Economic Recovery Budget

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2021 Ontario Budget: Pandemic Management & Economic Recovery

2021 Ontario Budget: Pandemic Management & Economic Recovery

As expected, Ontario’s 2021 Budget attempts to straddle the line between pandemic management and pandemic recovery. Investments in contact tracing, vaccination rollouts, and hospital capacity help to ensure the health care system can continue to handle the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. This spending lays the groundwork… Continue Reading 2021 Ontario Budget: Pandemic Management & Economic Recovery

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Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

As the spring season approaches, so too does budget season, with new budgets at the provincial and federal levels about to sprout forth even as snow still covers the ground. This year, Alberta is the first provincial jurisdiction to table a budget, one that is heavily influenced… Continue Reading Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

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