Economy and Jobs

Attracting 21st Century Investment: A Blueprint for the Creation of Invest Ontario and Invest Alberta

Attracting investment will be critical to Canada’s economic recovery in a post-pandemic world. The StrategyCorp Institute’s white paper, Attracting 21st Century Investment: A Blueprint for the Creation of Invest Ontario and Invest Alberta focuses on the commitments of the Ontario and Alberta governments to establish new investment… Continue Reading Attracting 21st Century Investment: A Blueprint for the Creation of Invest Ontario and Invest Alberta

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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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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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Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

By Michael Fenn and John Matheson, with contributions from members of StrategyCorp’s Municipal Practice Team Pundits and forecasters are unsure about the future – with the downstream impacts of COVID-19, the reckoning with institutional racism,  fallout from the impending U.S. election, disruptive changes in the economy and… Continue Reading Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

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The Ontario Government Should Let Workers Work and End the ICI Program

The Ontario Government Should Let Workers Work and End the ICI Program

The Ontario economy is starting to show signs of life as the province slowly reopens. The worst of this wave of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have passed, and hopefully we are better prepared to manage any future spikes. Servers can return to restaurants, real estate agents… Continue Reading The Ontario Government Should Let Workers Work and End the ICI Program

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Ontario’s Newest Tax Credits Need to be Re-evaluated Amid COVID-19

Ontario's Newest Tax Credits Need to be Re-evaluated Amid COVID-19

By Mitchell Davidson It seems the whole of the Ontario populace is fixated on the question of when things can return to normal. Many, including the premier, have rightly observed that Ontarians will have to adjust to a new normal as the reopening of the economy promises… Continue Reading Ontario’s Newest Tax Credits Need to be Re-evaluated Amid COVID-19

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