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COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

Following Ontario’s release of its pandemic projections last week, Quebec and Alberta have followed suit, illustrating the impact of COVID-19 within provinces across Canada. The picture that is emerging is that the pandemic is hitting Canada’s provinces differently. In Ontario and Quebec, the pandemic is on track

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Implementation Challenges Government Responses to COVID-19

Implementation Challenges Government Responses to COVID-19

As governments across Canada maintain and extend public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19, they are also facing significant implementation challenges to deliver relief and support measures. For the federal government, this week marks a shift to program implementation as applications open for the Canada

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Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced an investment to accelerate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The province’s investment includes $1.5 billion in equity in 2020 and a $6 billion loan guarantee in 2021, enabling immediate construction on the Alberta portion of the pipeline. The project is

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COVID-19 responses accelerate ahead of First Ministers’ call

COVID-19 responses accelerate ahead of First Ministers' call

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada surpassed 2,000, Prime Minister Trudeau announced additional measures to fight the spread of COVID-19:  The Prime Minister will have a call with First Ministers this evening to discuss coordinating approaches and messaging with the provinces and territories.    $192 million in new projects prioritized under the

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How Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security can use her global experience to make a local impact

How Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security can use her global experience to make a local impact

By Alicia Sinclair This year is the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the first time the Security Council formally recognized the unique impact that conflict has on women. Considered the foundation for the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda globally, Resolution 1325 sought

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Ontario Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy provides detail on big changes coming to government

In the lead-up to the much-anticipated Fall Economic Statement President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy provided further detail of his government’s vision for modernizing government services and restoring trust in the province’s finances. The government has continued to stress the “moral imperative” to return the province

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