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The Federal Election and the Municipal Agenda

The Federal Election and the Municipal Agenda

For all federal political parties, the road to electoral success runs through the urban and suburban neighbourhoods of Canada’s nine largest metropolises. In these ridings, close multi-party election races are common and small swings in voter preferences can be decisive. The parties know that weakly-aligned voters in… Continue Reading The Federal Election and the Municipal Agenda

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Election 44 Liberal Platform Launch: Highlights and Analysis

Election 44 Liberal Platform Launch: Highlights and Analysis

With the election evolving from a Liberal lead to a slight Conservative Party advantage, Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party released their election platform “Forward For Everyone” on Wednesday as the campaign heads into the stretch run. The Liberal pitch since the launch of the election has… Continue Reading Election 44 Liberal Platform Launch: Highlights and Analysis

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Election 44: The Beginning of All-Party Alignment on Climate Change in Canada?

Election 44: The Beginning of All-Party Alignment on Climate Change in Canada?

While no single issue is currently defining how Election #44 will be won or lost, as record heat waves roll across the country causing devastating forest fires, each party leader is fully aware that COVID-19 is not the only crisis on the minds of Canadians. Though the… Continue Reading Election 44: The Beginning of All-Party Alignment on Climate Change in Canada?

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Ontario Recovery Series: Wrap-Up & Key Takeaways

Ontario Recovery Series: Wrap-Up & Key Takeaways

The Ontario Recovery Series was conceptualized to answer the question: what comes next? Since beginning the series in July 2021, Canada’s vaccination rate has overtaken the US and is a world leader. Ontario alone has 81.5% of the 12+ population vaccinated and nearly 73.5% fully vaccinated. Even… Continue Reading Ontario Recovery Series: Wrap-Up & Key Takeaways

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Paths to Victory in the 2021 Federal Election

Paths to Victory in the 2021 Federal Election

Good morning!  After yesterday’s election kick-off, each major party will be fanning out across the country to start the first full week of campaigning. Ultimately, the central election question remains whether the Trudeau Liberals secure a majority government, or if a minority government remains in place. Every… Continue Reading Paths to Victory in the 2021 Federal Election

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State of Play: Canada’s 44th General Election Kicks-off

State of Play: Canada’s 44th General Election Kicks-off

Welcome to State of Play, StrategyCorp’s weekly analysis of the 2021 Federal Election. State of Play is designed to take you past the hourly campaign media frenzy and instead provide in-depth and substantive analysis of the issues, people, and parties that make up Canada’s 44th General Election.… Continue Reading State of Play: Canada’s 44th General Election Kicks-off

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Who’s in charge of government when an election is called?

Who's in charge of government when an election is called?

The Canadian Monarch must always have advisors. As a result, the Prime Minister and his or her Cabinet remain in office, able to react to global events or address domestic emergencies. But during an election the actions of Ministers are also confined by the “Caretaker Convention.” Caretaker… Continue Reading Who’s in charge of government when an election is called?

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A bumpy ride: How autonomous transportation may change land use planning policy

A bumpy ride: How autonomous transportation may change land use planning policy

This piece is part of StrategyCorp’s Groundswell series on grassroots advocacy.  Autonomous vehicles (AV) are already remaking the transportation landscape in North America. At this point, few would be surprised to hear it. Deployment of AV technology has rapidly moved from theoretical to reality. We’ve already seen… Continue Reading A bumpy ride: How autonomous transportation may change land use planning policy

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A Groundswell of Support: Six Keys to a Real Grassroots Advocacy Campaign

A Groundswell of Support: Six Keys to a Real Grassroots Advocacy Campaign

This piece is part of StrategyCorp’s Groundswell series on grassroots advocacy.  How many people write letters to their elected officials anymore? Stuffed in an envelope, then addressed, stamped, and dropped in a mailbox? Long before COVID-19, advocacy went digital. Emails, not handwritten notes. @Replies, not letters to… Continue Reading A Groundswell of Support: Six Keys to a Real Grassroots Advocacy Campaign

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