Federal

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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COVID-19: Canada’s Road to Economic Recovery

COVID-19: Canada's Road to Economic Recovery

As the calendar turns to May, some jurisdictions across Canada are starting to slowly loosen public health restrictions to re-open their economies, while others are establishing plans to do so. When COVID-19 set in, federal and provincial governments were required to work together to slow and contain… Continue Reading COVID-19: Canada’s Road to Economic Recovery

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New Federal Supports for Vulnerable Populations

New Federal Supports for Vulnerable Populations

As previously announced, employers will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) on Monday, April 27.  The Canada Revenue Agency will administer the program and expects to process 90 per cent of CEWS applications by May 5th, with direct deposits and cheques sent… Continue Reading New Federal Supports for Vulnerable Populations

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House of Commons Establishes COVID-19 Workplan

House of Commons Establishes COVID-19 Workplan

After an intense weekend of negotiations between the Government and Opposition parties, the House of Commons convened today to debate and vote on how it will conduct itself over the next few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The crux of the debate surrounded the number of in-person… Continue Reading House of Commons Establishes COVID-19 Workplan

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