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House of Commons Returns: What to Expect Fall 2022

House of Commons Returns: What to Expect Fall 2022

After a tumultuous summer, the House of Commons returns to kick-off the fall sitting.  While the House was previously scheduled to begin sitting on September 19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a National Day of Mourning to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Even… Continue Reading House of Commons Returns: What to Expect Fall 2022

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Pierre Poilievre Wins Conservative Leadership – What’s Next?

The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has selected its new leader, Ottawa-area MP Pierre Poilievre, in a landslide, first-ballot win. Poilievre received a convincing 68.15% on the first ballot, with over 284,000 votes cast for him.  Former Progressive Conservative Leader and Quebec Premier Jean Charest finished in… Continue Reading Pierre Poilievre Wins Conservative Leadership – What’s Next?

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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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More Affordable Infrastructure: Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

More Affordable Infrastructure: Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

A new paper penned by Senior Advisor Michael Fenn explores a measure that could potentially help Canadian municipalities fund critical infrastructure projects amid rising interest rates. The impact of rising interest rates, and in turn higher borrowing costs, on municipal debentures could lead to fewer infrastructure projects,… Continue Reading More Affordable Infrastructure: Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

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Municipalities and Fiscal Federalism: What’s Next Post-Budget 2022?

Municipalities and Fiscal Federalism: What's Next Post-Budget 2022?

Canada’s municipalities play a unique role in the delivery of services and have an outsized place when it comes to being part of the solution on issues like housing availability.  More than ever, the municipal level of government is closest to citizens, yet sometimes has the hardest… Continue Reading Municipalities and Fiscal Federalism: What’s Next Post-Budget 2022?

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Budget 2022 – Liberals Channel FDR to Address Post-COVID Stresses

Budget 2022 – Liberals Channel FDR to Address Post-COVID Stresses

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled her second budget. Compared to last year’s 663-page mid-pandemic magnum opus, this leaner 280-page document is an attempt to turn the corner from COVID, with the government claiming a V-shaped recovery and a deficit half the size… Continue Reading Budget 2022 – Liberals Channel FDR to Address Post-COVID Stresses

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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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The changing landscape of global energy security

The changing landscape of global energy security

Yesterday, Natural Resources Minster Jonathan Wilkinson announced Canada will export an additional 300,000 barrels of oil and natural gas daily to Europe to offset the drop in Russian supply due to international sanctions. It was one many announcements at the International Energy Agency 2022 Ministerial Meeting in… Continue Reading The changing landscape of global energy security

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Liberals and New Democrats Ink “Confidence and Supply” Deal

Liberals and New Democrats Ink “Confidence and Supply” Deal

In a surprise move, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced a “confidence and supply” agreement. The agreement provides Trudeau’s minority Liberal government with assurances that the NDP will vote with the Liberals on all matters deemed to be confidence matters, as well as… Continue Reading Liberals and New Democrats Ink “Confidence and Supply” Deal

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Trudeau Invokes Emergencies Act in Response to Blockades

Trudeau Invokes Emergencies Act in Response to Blockades

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act, saying the “blockades are illegal and if you are still participating, the time to go home is now.” The Cabinet will issue specific regulations which will come into force immediately and include: Regulating public assembly in specific places like… Continue Reading Trudeau Invokes Emergencies Act in Response to Blockades

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