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A bumpy ride: How autonomous transportation may change land use planning policy

A bumpy ride: How autonomous transportation may change land use planning policy

This piece is part of StrategyCorp’s Groundswell series on grassroots advocacy.  Autonomous vehicles (AV) are already remaking the transportation landscape in North America. At this point, few would be surprised to hear it. Deployment of AV technology has rapidly moved from theoretical to reality. We’ve already seen… Continue Reading A bumpy ride: How autonomous transportation may change land use planning policy

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A Groundswell of Support: Six Keys to a Real Grassroots Advocacy Campaign

A Groundswell of Support: Six Keys to a Real Grassroots Advocacy Campaign

This piece is part of StrategyCorp’s Groundswell series on grassroots advocacy.  How many people write letters to their elected officials anymore? Stuffed in an envelope, then addressed, stamped, and dropped in a mailbox? Long before COVID-19, advocacy went digital. Emails, not handwritten notes. @Replies, not letters to… Continue Reading A Groundswell of Support: Six Keys to a Real Grassroots Advocacy Campaign

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Artificial Intelligence & Municipal Disruption White Paper

Artificial Intelligence & Municipal Disruption White Paper

COVID-19 has accelerated the impact of disruptive technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) on almost all sectors of society, including municipalities. What does this mean for the future of our communities? What should municipal leaders be doing to leverage this change as we recover from the pandemic? What… Continue Reading Artificial Intelligence & Municipal Disruption White Paper

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Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

June is often a tempestuous time in official Ottawa, as governments try to accomplish as much legislative progress as possible before a summer break that usually lasts until late September. June also means a last-minute push by Cabinet and Treasury Board to get important decisions made before… Continue Reading Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

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A Critical Perspective on the Canadian Education Gap: Assessing First Nation Student Education Outcomes in Canada

A Critical Perspective on the Canadian Education Gap: Assessing First Nation Student Education Outcomes in Canada

The key focus of the colonial and Western school system has been the achievement of maximum enrollment, which has become an indicator of education quality. Enrollment rates, however, do not adequately capture or reflect outcomes related to educational achievement, nor does it indicate the experiences or impacts… Continue Reading A Critical Perspective on the Canadian Education Gap: Assessing First Nation Student Education Outcomes in Canada

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Budget 2021: COVID Recovery Plan and Pre-Election Manifesto?

Budget 2021: COVID Recovery Plan and Pre-Election Manifesto?

As Canada continues to try and chart a way through the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal Liberal government has also tried to chart a way forward through the current third wave and post-pandemic recovery through its 2021 Budget. The Budget is the first for Finance Minister and Deputy… Continue Reading Budget 2021: COVID Recovery Plan and Pre-Election Manifesto?

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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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Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

Yukon voters delivered a message to the Yukon Liberal Party last night: pandemic crisis management alone is not quite enough to take the territory into the future. In a see-saw election night that at various points had the Liberals risking a third-place finish, Premier Sandy Silver and… Continue Reading Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination 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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