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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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Setting A Bold New Agenda: Trudeau Government Prepares for Recovery

Setting A Bold New Agenda: Trudeau Government Prepares for Recovery

Today’s installation of Chrystia Freeland as Finance Minister is intended, as much as possible, to tie off the loose ends dangling from the extraordinarily disorderly departure of Bill Morneau. How many of the Trudeau Government’s many and severely-frayed threads will be braided back together – and how… Continue Reading Setting A Bold New Agenda: Trudeau Government Prepares for Recovery

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Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

By Michael Fenn and John Matheson, with contributions from members of StrategyCorp’s Municipal Practice Team Pundits and forecasters are unsure about the future – with the downstream impacts of COVID-19, the reckoning with institutional racism,  fallout from the impending U.S. election, disruptive changes in the economy and… Continue Reading Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

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The Ontario Government Should Let Workers Work and End the ICI Program

The Ontario Government Should Let Workers Work and End the ICI Program

The Ontario economy is starting to show signs of life as the province slowly reopens. The worst of this wave of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have passed, and hopefully we are better prepared to manage any future spikes. Servers can return to restaurants, real estate agents… Continue Reading The Ontario Government Should Let Workers Work and End the ICI Program

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A Playbook for Voluntary Regional Governance in Greater Toronto

A Playbook for Voluntary Regional Governance in Greater Toronto

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into relief a range of health, social, and economic challenges for municipalities in the Greater Toronto region. These challenges – such as lack of affordable housing, income inequality, the need to spur economic development, and the impact of climate change – all… Continue Reading A Playbook for Voluntary Regional Governance in Greater Toronto

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The Thoughtful Appointment of Jamil Jivani Breaks the Conservative Mold

The Thoughtful Appointment of Jamil Jivani Breaks the Conservative Mold

I used to work with a colleague in government who, whenever the opportunity presented itself, would quip “you know, this is exactly what Liberals think we do.” He was referring to the fact that every political party has negative connotations associated with it. Common refrains are that… Continue Reading The Thoughtful Appointment of Jamil Jivani Breaks the Conservative Mold

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