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Federal Update: The Safe Restart Agreement

Federal Update: The Safe Restart Agreement

The federal, provincial and territorial governments have reached a deal on the Safe Restart Agreement to support the gradual return to work and economic recovery across Canada. Announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, the Agreement bumps up the federal contribution from

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Ontario on Track for Stage 3 Restart

Ontario on Track for Stage 3 Restart

Ontario’s plan for Stage 3 restart has been released by Premier Doug Ford, with nearly all businesses and public spaces being able to reopen. This marks the final stage of reopening before the province enters the recovery phase of its framework, focused on long-term growth and recovery.

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The Federal Economic Snapshot: COVID Edition

The Federal Economic Snapshot: COVID Edition

After four months of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented the Snapshot of the country’s economic and fiscal picture. While the projected deficit of $343 billion for the current fiscal year will garner headlines, there are other

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The Future of Ontario’s Workers

The Future of Ontario's Workers

The StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy’s white paper, The Future of Ontario’s Workers, examines the impact of the future of work and COVID-19 on Ontario’s labour force and how Ontario’s 24 public colleges can be empowered to tackle those challenges. The 17 recommendations outlined in

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Shifting From COVID-19 Response to Recovery

Shifting From COVID-19 Response to Recovery

In the 100 days since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, governments across Canada were quick to act, adjusting the activities of legislatures. In the early stages, unprecedented levels of cooperation – across both aisles and jurisdictions – defined the emergency response. But as the pandemic has

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Federal Parliament Gets Political Again

Federal Parliament Gets Political Again

The week of June 15th was to be the last sitting week for the House of Commons before summer. However, COVID-19 forced Parliament to quickly reinvent itself to deal with pandemic related priorities. Parties put aside their own interests to support the healthcare and finance measures required

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