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More Affordable Infrastructure: Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

More Affordable Infrastructure: Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

A new paper penned by Senior Advisor Michael Fenn explores a measure that could potentially help Canadian municipalities fund critical infrastructure projects amid rising interest rates. The impact of rising interest rates, and in turn higher borrowing costs, on municipal debentures could lead to fewer infrastructure projects,… Continue Reading More Affordable Infrastructure: Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

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Ford chooses Cabinet Stability to “Get It Done”

Ford chooses Cabinet Stability to "Get It Done"

Premier Ford has announced the first Cabinet of his new mandate. Ford’s 29 ministers will help chart the government’s course as the Premier looks to continue Ontario’s pandemic recovery, tackle cost-of-living challenges, and address the housing crisis – all while delivering on the major infrastructure projects promised… Continue Reading Ford chooses Cabinet Stability to “Get It Done”

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It got done. Ford returns to Queen’s Park with second majority mandate

It got done. Ford returns to Queen’s Park with second majority mandate

After a 28-day campaign, the results are in, and Ontario has re-elected Doug Ford and his Ontario PCs with a majority mandate. As Ford heads back to the Premier’s Office and prepares to assemble his next Cabinet, here’s what to expect as the Ford government prepares for… Continue Reading It got done. Ford returns to Queen’s Park with second majority mandate

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State of Play – StrategyCorp’s Weekly Election Update

State of Play – StrategyCorp’s Weekly Election Update

With the start of Ontario’s 43rd General Election, StrategyCorp is providing weekly election updates. Each week we’ll provide our analysis on the major challenges and opportunities the main parties face on the election trail. This week we focus on the issues core to each party’s campaign, how… Continue Reading State of Play – StrategyCorp’s Weekly Election Update

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Ontario’s 2022 Budget: Setting the Stage for an Election

Doug Ford and the Ontario PC Party fired the final salvo of their four-year government earlier today with the tabling of their 2022 budget, and have set the stage for June’s general election. Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy’s 268-page budget will serve as the de facto platform for… Continue Reading Ontario’s 2022 Budget: Setting the Stage for an Election

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Municipalities and Fiscal Federalism: What’s Next Post-Budget 2022?

Municipalities and Fiscal Federalism: What's Next Post-Budget 2022?

Canada’s municipalities play a unique role in the delivery of services and have an outsized place when it comes to being part of the solution on issues like housing availability.  More than ever, the municipal level of government is closest to citizens, yet sometimes has the hardest… Continue Reading Municipalities and Fiscal Federalism: What’s Next Post-Budget 2022?

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