Provincial Highlight

Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

As the spring season approaches, so too does budget season, with new budgets at the provincial and federal levels about to sprout forth even as snow still covers the ground. This year, Alberta is the first provincial jurisdiction to table a budget, one that is heavily influenced… Continue Reading Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

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How Governors and Premiers Can Work Together to Reopen the Economy

How Governors and Premiers Can Work Together to Reopen the Economy

In Canada, pundits sometimes use a clever observation to denote the difference in cultures between Americans and Canadians: the expiration notice on Canadian produced food says, ‘best before’ while American made food says, ‘consume by.’ The difference is supposed to illustrate a separation in positive versus negative… Continue Reading How Governors and Premiers Can Work Together to Reopen the Economy

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Ontario’s Newest Tax Credits Need to be Re-evaluated Amid COVID-19

Ontario's Newest Tax Credits Need to be Re-evaluated Amid COVID-19

By Mitchell Davidson It seems the whole of the Ontario populace is fixated on the question of when things can return to normal. Many, including the premier, have rightly observed that Ontarians will have to adjust to a new normal as the reopening of the economy promises… Continue Reading Ontario’s Newest Tax Credits Need to be Re-evaluated Amid COVID-19

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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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Ensuring a Successful Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Committee

Ensuring a Successful Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Committee

By Mitchell Davidson When reflecting on the 2008 financial crisis, famed billionaire Warren Buffett once said “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Well, the early days of COVID-19 have left millions of Ontario’s workers and thousands of its businesses exposed… Continue Reading Ensuring a Successful Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Committee

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Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

Ontario continues to face challenges to mitigate and contain COVID-19.  Premier Doug Ford announced additional measures to support frontline staff, allow flexibility in health care staffing, and provide added at-home learning tools to primary and secondary students as schools remain closed for the foreseeable future. In addition,… Continue Reading Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

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Long-Term Care Still Challenging Governments

Long-Term Care Still Challenging Governments

Federal Update Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new supports for health care, air transportation, business supports and enhancing the Nutrition North Program for communities in Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Looking ahead, the Prime Minister indicated that further adjustments are forthcoming to the federal economic response plan,… Continue Reading Long-Term Care Still Challenging Governments

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Ontario’s State of Emergency to Continue

Ontario’s State of Emergency to Continue

Ontario’s State of Emergency to Continue Ontario will be extending the provincial state of emergency until May 12, with the Legislature scheduled to sit at 1:00 pm tomorrow, April 14, for an expedited session. Two main items are on the agenda: Extending the provincial state of emergency… Continue Reading Ontario’s State of Emergency to Continue

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What Would the Ontario Deficit Look Like if the Quarantine Lasts Until August?

What Would the Ontario Deficit Look Like if the Quarantine Lasts Until August?

By Gabriel Sekaly Ontario’s Action Plan announced by the Ontario government on March 25 hit the mark in terms of a good first step in dealing the economic and fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic situation arising out of this pandemic is unprecedented and the… Continue Reading What Would the Ontario Deficit Look Like if the Quarantine Lasts Until August?

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