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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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Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences – Paul Wells from Maclean’s

Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences - Paul Wells from Maclean's

On our Season 3 finale, we’re joined by Paul Wells, Senior Political Writer at Maclean’s Magazine to chat everything Canadian politics. Paul discusses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s performance throughout the pandemic and sets the stage for the (likely) upcoming election by detailing each party’s prospects and problems.… Continue Reading Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences – Paul Wells from Maclean’s

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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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Canada’s NDP: Preparing to Fight on All Fronts in Next Campaign

Doubling down on progressive policies that tackle inequality, the recent NDP policy convention provided an opportunity for Leader Jagmeet Singh to deliver his core message of fighting for Canadians. It also saw Singh receive 87% support on his second leadership review, securing his leadership for the next… Continue Reading Canada’s NDP: Preparing to Fight on All Fronts in Next Campaign

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Trudeau, Freeland, Carney Illuminate Liberal Strategy at National Liberal Convention

Trudeau, Freeland, Carney Illuminate Liberal Strategy at National Liberal Convention

The Liberal Party of Canada’s convention provided a glimpse into the budget, platform, and strategy of the Trudeau Liberals as they look to secure a majority government in the next election. With nearly 60 hours of programming over 3 days, 100 speakers, and 4,000 virtual participants, Saturday… Continue Reading Trudeau, Freeland, Carney Illuminate Liberal Strategy at National Liberal Convention

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Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax is Legal – What’s Next?

Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax is Legal – What’s Next?

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the Government of Canada’s system of carbon pricing, often referred to as “the carbon tax.” The Court ruled in favour of the Government of Canada, calling the carbon tax constitutional.… Continue Reading Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax is Legal – What’s Next?

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Conservative Party Convention – What is at Stake?

Conservative Party Convention – What is at Stake?

Canada’s three major political parties are about to hold conventions. The Liberals, Conservatives, and New Democrats postponed conventions from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In “normal” times, party conventions are an opportunity for party members from across the country to meet in person, debate policies, network,… Continue Reading Conservative Party Convention – What is at Stake?

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Is a Spring 2021 Federal Election on the Horizon?

Is a Spring 2021 Federal Election on the Horizon?

The House of Commons has returned from its holiday break for its January to June spring sitting.  The political landscape increasingly suggests that a spring election may be in the offing as the governing Liberals will at some point have to try and find a way to move their minority position back to a majority… Continue Reading Is a Spring 2021 Federal Election on the Horizon?

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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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