Economy and Jobs

As Parliament resumes, Liberals prepare to “Meet the Moment”

As Parliament resumes, Liberals prepare to "Meet the Moment”

In a speech to Liberal caucus Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau challenged his team to “meet the moment” with the return of the House of Commons after a six-week holiday break.  There are a lot of moments to meet with high interest rates, inflation, and talk of… Continue Reading As Parliament resumes, Liberals prepare to “Meet the Moment”

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Canada’s New Critical Minerals Strategy

Canada’s New Critical Minerals Strategy

On December 9, the Minister of Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson, unveiled Canada’s Critical Minerals Strategy. The purpose of the Strategy is to “increase the supply of responsibly sourced critical minerals and support the development of domestic and global value chains for the green economy.”   What do… Continue Reading Canada’s New Critical Minerals Strategy

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Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2022: Stormy with a Chance of Recession

Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2022: Stormy with a Chance of Recession

“Canada cannot avoid the global slowdown to come” –Hon. Chrystia Freeland Over the last seven years Canada has been pounded by global events that defied any crystal ball. Britain leaving the EU, Donald Trump’s threat to free trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, run away… Continue Reading Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2022: Stormy with a Chance of Recession

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Breaking Down Ontario’s New Housing Changes

Breaking Down Ontario's New Housing Changes

Listen: StrategyCorp Principal Sabine Matheson and Vice President Aidan Grove-White discuss the changes on Intended Consequences.  Executive Summary With the stated aim of reducing the cost, time and red tape associated with constructing housing as well as building 1.5 million new homes by 2032, the Government of… Continue Reading Breaking Down Ontario’s New Housing Changes

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Economic Update with Sebastien Labrecque: Three Challenges Shaping the Political and Policy Landscape

Economic Update with Sebastien Labrecque: Three Challenges Shaping the Political and Policy Landscape

Q: As we head into the fall and legislatures across the country return, what do you see as the key economic issues facing parliamentarians? As we head into the fall and legislatures across the country return, there are three major economic issues that will shape the political… Continue Reading Economic Update with Sebastien Labrecque: Three Challenges Shaping the Political and Policy Landscape

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Ontario’s 2022 Budget: Setting the Stage for an Election

Doug Ford and the Ontario PC Party fired the final salvo of their four-year government earlier today with the tabling of their 2022 budget, and have set the stage for June’s general election. Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy’s 268-page budget will serve as the de facto platform for… Continue Reading Ontario’s 2022 Budget: Setting the Stage for an Election

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The Liberals Release their Highly Anticipated Plan for Canada to Reach its Climate Targets

The Liberals Release their Highly Anticipated Plan for Canada to Reach its Climate Targets

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault tabled the government’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. A mix of new and previously made announcements, the Plan includes $9.1 billion in new spending. It outlines specific actions, policies, and programs intended to put Canada on path to reach its emissions… Continue Reading The Liberals Release their Highly Anticipated Plan for Canada to Reach its Climate Targets

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Alberta’s “Oil is Back” Budget

Alberta’s “Oil is Back” Budget

Alberta’s Legislative Assembly reconvened for its spring session with a Speech from the Throne setting out the government’s priorities for 2022.  Alberta’s Budget puts ‘meat on the bones’ of the Throne Speech with Finance Minister Travis Toews tabling a balanced budget for 2022-23, the first for Alberta… Continue Reading Alberta’s “Oil is Back” Budget

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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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