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Saskatchewan Heads to the Polls

Saskatchewan Heads to the Polls

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe kicked off the 2020 election campaign, leading to the province’s vote on October 26.  Moe undertakes his first election campaign since becoming leader of the Saskatchewan Party in 2018, facing off against Ryan Meili and the Saskatchewan NDP. Of the 61 seats in

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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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BC Premier calls Early Election

BC Premier calls Early Election

After days of speculation, BC Premier John Horgan today announced the dissolution of his New Democratic Party’s (NDP) minority government and called an election to take place on Saturday, October 24th, a full year ahead of the next scheduled election.  In a plea to voters to choose

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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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Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

By Michael Fenn and John Matheson, with contributions from members of StrategyCorp’s Municipal Practice Team Pundits and forecasters are unsure about the future – with the downstream impacts of COVID-19, the reckoning with institutional racism,  fallout from the impending U.S. election, disruptive changes in the economy and

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How to Translate Populism into 2022 Votes

How to Translate Populism into 2022 Votes

How does a government convert high polling numbers during a pandemic into re-election nearly two years from now? The Ford government finds itself asking this question daily, and now it will make choices in part to navigate its way to a second term. To that end the

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