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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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Alberta’s “Oil is Back” Budget

Alberta’s “Oil is Back” Budget

Alberta’s Legislative Assembly reconvened for its spring session with a Speech from the Throne setting out the government’s priorities for 2022.  Alberta’s Budget puts ‘meat on the bones’ of the Throne Speech with Finance Minister Travis Toews tabling a balanced budget for 2022-23, the first for Alberta… Continue Reading Alberta’s “Oil is Back” Budget

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Trudeau Invokes Emergencies Act in Response to Blockades

Trudeau Invokes Emergencies Act in Response to Blockades

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act, saying the “blockades are illegal and if you are still participating, the time to go home is now.” The Cabinet will issue specific regulations which will come into force immediately and include: Regulating public assembly in specific places like… Continue Reading Trudeau Invokes Emergencies Act in Response to Blockades

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Federal Fall Economic Statement: Economic Recovery, Climate Action, and Reconciliation

Federal Fall Economic Statement: Economic Recovery, Climate Action, and Reconciliation

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s second Fall Economic Statement (FES) focused on the fight against COVID-19. As the Omicron variant continues to surge, the FES makes significant commitments on new pandemic spending. Despite this, Minister Freeland ended her speech on a note consistent with… Continue Reading Federal Fall Economic Statement: Economic Recovery, Climate Action, and Reconciliation

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Trudeau Government’s Speech from the Throne Opens the 44th Parliament

Trudeau Government’s Speech from the Throne Opens the 44th Parliament

Liberals Seeking to Implement Past, Present and Future Policy Commitments Against Tough Economic Backdrop Governor General Mary May Simon delivered her first Speech from the Throne (SFT) today, delivering parts in Inuktitut and including in her personal opening remarks a passionate call-to-action on reconciliation. Read at the… Continue Reading Trudeau Government’s Speech from the Throne Opens the 44th Parliament

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Build Ontario: Analysis of Ontario’s 2021 Fall Economic Statement

Build Ontario: Analysis of Ontario's 2021 Fall Economic Statement

Ontario’s Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, tabled the 2021 Fall Economic Statement (FES), giving Ontario voters and stakeholders a simultaneous glimpse into the province’s fiscal situation, plans for economic recovery, and 2022 re-election strategy. The FES, as has been custom for the Ford government, is… Continue Reading Build Ontario: Analysis of Ontario’s 2021 Fall Economic Statement

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