Insights

Ontario: Developers need to engage First Nations

The Ford Government has issued its proposed Provincial Policy Statement, 2019 (PPS) – the collection of rules and statements that guide planning authorities when making land use planning decisions. Many of the proposed PPS changes are consistent with what we would expect from the Ford government –

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2019 Ontario Municipal Chief Administrative Officer Survey

StrategyCorp’s 2019 Ontario Municipal Chief Administrative Officer Survey is out! StrategyCorp’s Ontario Municipal Chief Administrative Officer Survey 2019 focussed on two sub-sets of Ontario CAOs: CAOs of northern municipalities: We interviewed a selection of northern municipalities, a category of community to which we wanted to pay more attention. 

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Doug Ford Shuffles Ontario Cabinet to Launch Year Two

Just a few weeks ago, Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government marked its first year in office. While the Ford government moved quickly out of the gate to implement its action-heavy agenda, the reality of day-to-day governing has created a number of challenges. While the government received a sound majority and made

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Blue Wave Recedes in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador bucked a national trend last night, defying what some pollsters had predicted would be the sixth province to defeat an incumbent government in the past year. Dwight Ball’s Liberal Party held on to a minority government against Ches Crosbie’s Progressive Conservatives, despite a recent

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Canada-US Tariff Fight Finally Ends

Almost a year after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum – and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded with countermeasures on a host of U.S. exports to Canada – the tense trade dispute ended abruptly today. In a joint statement, the United States

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