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Ford Projects Stability in Fall Economic Statement Despite Economic Challenges

Ford Projects Stability in Fall Economic Statement Despite Economic Challenges

Amid tense education worker contract negotiations, sweeping housing and planning policy changes, and a continued spotlight on the pressures faced by the healthcare system post-pandemic, Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy released the first Fall Economic Statement (FES) of the Ford government’s second mandate. The FES marks the first… Continue Reading Ford Projects Stability in Fall Economic Statement Despite Economic Challenges

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Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2022: Stormy with a Chance of Recession

Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2022: Stormy with a Chance of Recession

“Canada cannot avoid the global slowdown to come” –Hon. Chrystia Freeland Over the last seven years Canada has been pounded by global events that defied any crystal ball. Britain leaving the EU, Donald Trump’s threat to free trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, run away… Continue Reading Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2022: Stormy with a Chance of Recession

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Breaking Down Ontario’s New Housing Changes

Breaking Down Ontario's New Housing Changes

Listen: StrategyCorp Principal Sabine Matheson and Vice President Aidan Grove-White discuss the changes on Intended Consequences.  Executive Summary With the stated aim of reducing the cost, time and red tape associated with constructing housing as well as building 1.5 million new homes by 2032, the Government of… Continue Reading Breaking Down Ontario’s New Housing Changes

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Danielle Smith Elected UCP Leader and Premier of Alberta

Danielle Smith Elected UCP Leader and Premier of Alberta

Listen: StrategyCorp Vice Presidents Garry Keller and Elan Harper discuss the implications of the election on Intended Consequences.  Alberta’s political scene received a shake-up tonight with the election of Danielle Smith as Leader of the United Conservative Party and Premier Designate, replacing outgoing Premier Jason Kenney.  Smith… Continue Reading Danielle Smith Elected UCP Leader and Premier of Alberta

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Quebec Election: Francois Legault Wins CAQ Super Majority

Quebec Election: Francois Legault Wins CAQ Super Majority

Le français suit Despite a campaign that was sometimes bumpy, Quebec Premier and Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) Leader François Legault handily won re-election with a “super majority” of 90 of 125 seats in Quebec’s National Assembly (at time of writing), including 41% of the popular vote. Four… Continue Reading Quebec Election: Francois Legault Wins CAQ Super Majority

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House of Commons Returns: What to Expect Fall 2022

House of Commons Returns: What to Expect Fall 2022

After a tumultuous summer, the House of Commons returns to kick-off the fall sitting.  While the House was previously scheduled to begin sitting on September 19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a National Day of Mourning to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Even… Continue Reading House of Commons Returns: What to Expect Fall 2022

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Pierre Poilievre Wins Conservative Leadership – What’s Next?

Pierre Poilievre Wins Conservative Leadership – What’s Next?

The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has selected its new leader, Ottawa-area MP Pierre Poilievre, in a landslide, first-ballot win. Poilievre received a convincing 68.15% on the first ballot, with over 284,000 votes cast for him.  Former Progressive Conservative Leader and Quebec Premier Jean Charest finished in… Continue Reading Pierre Poilievre Wins Conservative Leadership – What’s Next?

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Economic Update with Sebastien Labrecque: Three Challenges Shaping the Political and Policy Landscape

Economic Update with Sebastien Labrecque: Three Challenges Shaping the Political and Policy Landscape

Q: As we head into the fall and legislatures across the country return, what do you see as the key economic issues facing parliamentarians? As we head into the fall and legislatures across the country return, there are three major economic issues that will shape the political… Continue Reading Economic Update with Sebastien Labrecque: Three Challenges Shaping the Political and Policy Landscape

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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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