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Wynne’s Cabinet Shuffle Creates Election Sales Force

Today, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne rejigged her Cabinet in a long-anticipated shuffle. This likely represents the last shift in the Cabinet line up before the June 7 election. The Premier took the opportunity to increase gender parity, accelerate the generational change in the Cabinet and create the

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Ontario Politics: 2017 in Review & A Look Ahead to 2018

With 2017 drawing to a close and with a greatly-anticipated provincial election on the way in June 2018, we thought it was a good time to take stock of where each of Ontario’s main parties sits currently — and what’s in store for next year. Ontario Liberal

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Ontario PC Party Unveils 2018 Election Platform: “The People’s Guarantee”

The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario took another step in its efforts to rebuild, re-brand and form government, with its Election Readiness and Policy Convention this weekend in Toronto and the surprise release of the Party’s Election Platform: “The People’s Guarantee.” Traditionally, the PC Party has had grassroots policy

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Ontario Fall Economic Statement Sets the Tone for Liberals’ Pre-Election Play

With less than seven months to go before the next provincial election, today the Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa presented the Fall Economic Statement (FES).  The Government’s essential posture with this Statement appears to be defensive, which might seem strange for a party mired in second place

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A SMART APPROACH to Building Stronger Communities

INTRODUCTION In Budget 2017, the Government of Canada announced that it will provide Infrastructure Canada with $300 million over 11 years to launch a Smart Cities Challenge Fund (Fund). The purpose of the Fund, modeled after similar initiatives in the United States, is to encourage communities to

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Singh’s Convincing Victory Sets Table for 2019 Election

Jagmeet Singh’s decisive first-ballot victory in the New Democratic Party (NDP) leadership race creates a new dynamic in federal politics midway through the mandate of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party. Singh’s election will have implications for the state of federal politics in the lead-up to the 2019 election

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Former Ontario Assistant Deputy Minister, Gabriel Sékaly, joins StrategyCorp as Senior Advisor

Sékaly joins the expansive StrategyCorp roster of public affairs, management consulting, and communications experts TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2017 /CNW/ – StrategyCorp is pleased to announce the addition of Gabriel Sékaly to its senior advisory team. Gabriel brings with him over 20 years of Ontario Public Sector experience where

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Scheer Aims to Present Unified Front in Conservative Shadow Cabinet Shuffle

Three months since winning the Conservative Party of Canada leadership, Andrew Scheer has announced his new Shadow Cabinet, those MPs who will serve as critics to their Liberal counterparts. Scheer faces a tough balancing act heading into the fall session, rewarding those who had supported him in

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Prime Minister shuffles Cabinet to redouble efforts on domestic priorities

At the halfway point in his mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau conducted a mini-shuffle of Cabinet to refocus government efforts to meet domestic priorities in advance of the next federal election. Earlier this year, Trudeau tweaked his Cabinet in response to the election of President Donald Trump

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Who will win the battle to define Harper’s successor?

Ahead of the upcoming Conservative Party leadership election, Andrew Steele, Vice President and Group Head of our Public Affairs Practice, wrote a piece for the Globe and Mail that highlights “Who will win the battle to define Harper’s successor?.” In the article Steele argues that the time

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