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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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Budget 2022 – Liberals Channel FDR to Address Post-COVID Stresses

Budget 2022 – Liberals Channel FDR to Address Post-COVID Stresses

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled her second budget. Compared to last year’s 663-page mid-pandemic magnum opus, this leaner 280-page document is an attempt to turn the corner from COVID, with the government claiming a V-shaped recovery and a deficit half the size… Continue Reading Budget 2022 – Liberals Channel FDR to Address Post-COVID Stresses

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Ontario Doubles Down on Increasing Housing Supply with New Legislation

Ontario Doubles Down on Increasing Housing Supply with New Legislation

On March 30, 2022 the Province announced the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022. Key policy objectives of Ontario’s More Homes for Everyone Plan include: Red tape reduction to enable the construction of more homes; Making community housing construction easier; and Protecting homebuyers, homeowners, and renters. A… Continue Reading Ontario Doubles Down on Increasing Housing Supply with New Legislation

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The Liberals Release their Highly Anticipated Plan for Canada to Reach its Climate Targets

The Liberals Release their Highly Anticipated Plan for Canada to Reach its Climate Targets

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault tabled the government’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. A mix of new and previously made announcements, the Plan includes $9.1 billion in new spending. It outlines specific actions, policies, and programs intended to put Canada on path to reach its emissions… Continue Reading The Liberals Release their Highly Anticipated Plan for Canada to Reach its Climate Targets

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Ford Government Introduces Ontario’s “Plan to Stay Open”

Ford Government Introduces Ontario’s “Plan to Stay Open”

Today the Ford Government announced its “Plan to Stay Open” as the province enters its second week without a broad mask mandate. While Ontario’s ICU capacity remains steady, today’s announcement intends to build public confidence amid concerns of a sixth wave. In addition, by announcing these measures… Continue Reading Ford Government Introduces Ontario’s “Plan to Stay Open”

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The changing landscape of global energy security

The changing landscape of global energy security

Yesterday, Natural Resources Minster Jonathan Wilkinson announced Canada will export an additional 300,000 barrels of oil and natural gas daily to Europe to offset the drop in Russian supply due to international sanctions. It was one many announcements at the International Energy Agency 2022 Ministerial Meeting in… Continue Reading The changing landscape of global energy security

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Liberals and New Democrats Ink “Confidence and Supply” Deal

Liberals and New Democrats Ink “Confidence and Supply” Deal

In a surprise move, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced a “confidence and supply” agreement. The agreement provides Trudeau’s minority Liberal government with assurances that the NDP will vote with the Liberals on all matters deemed to be confidence matters, as well as… Continue Reading Liberals and New Democrats Ink “Confidence and Supply” Deal

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