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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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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?

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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