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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

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PCs Win Majority Government in New Brunswick

PCs Win Majority Government in New Brunswick

After just less than two years since its last election, Canada’s first COVID-era election took place today in New Brunswick as Premier Blaine Higgs and the New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives sought to turn a narrow minority government into a four-year majority government. There were many questions on

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What O’Toole’s Victory Means for Canadian Politics

What O’Toole's Victory Means for Canadian Politics

Erin O’Toole has emerged as the third-ballot victor in the Conservative Party’s Leadership race and is the new leader of the Conservative Party. Former Cabinet Minister and PC Party Leader Peter MacKay finished in second, while newcomer Leslyn Lewis surprised many with a very strong third place

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Federal Update: The Safe Restart Agreement

Federal Update: The Safe Restart Agreement

The federal, provincial and territorial governments have reached a deal on the Safe Restart Agreement to support the gradual return to work and economic recovery across Canada. Announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, the Agreement bumps up the federal contribution from

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Ontario on Track for Stage 3 Restart

Ontario on Track for Stage 3 Restart

Ontario’s plan for Stage 3 restart has been released by Premier Doug Ford, with nearly all businesses and public spaces being able to reopen. This marks the final stage of reopening before the province enters the recovery phase of its framework, focused on long-term growth and recovery.

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The Federal Economic Snapshot: COVID Edition

The Federal Economic Snapshot: COVID Edition

After four months of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented the Snapshot of the country’s economic and fiscal picture. While the projected deficit of $343 billion for the current fiscal year will garner headlines, there are other

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Shifting From COVID-19 Response to Recovery

Shifting From COVID-19 Response to Recovery

In the 100 days since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, governments across Canada were quick to act, adjusting the activities of legislatures. In the early stages, unprecedented levels of cooperation – across both aisles and jurisdictions – defined the emergency response. But as the pandemic has

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