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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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Federal Fall Economic Statement: Economic Recovery, Climate Action, and Reconciliation

Federal Fall Economic Statement: Economic Recovery, Climate Action, and Reconciliation

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s second Fall Economic Statement (FES) focused on the fight against COVID-19. As the Omicron variant continues to surge, the FES makes significant commitments on new pandemic spending. Despite this, Minister Freeland ended her speech on a note consistent with… Continue Reading Federal Fall Economic Statement: Economic Recovery, Climate Action, and Reconciliation

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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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