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What ever happened to the New Deal for cities? A view from the Throne

What ever happened to the New Deal for cities?  A view from the Throne

By Michael Fenn and John Matheson, StrategyCorp Municipal Practice In municipal circles, among the urban media, and within the academic community there is a widespread and growing consensus that there should be more recognition by the Canadian and provincial governments of the crucial role of cities, especially… Continue Reading What ever happened to the New Deal for cities? A view from the Throne

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Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

The Trudeau government has spent more than two years scrambling to respond to events: SNC-Lavalin, Trump’s tariffs and CUMSA, Chinese hostage diplomacy, Trudeau’s blackface, a new minority Parliament, Iranian missiles, Indigenous blockades, and, the ultimate disruptor, COVID-19. Today’s Throne Speech, read by Governor-General Julie Payette, and an… Continue Reading Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

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Setting A Bold New Agenda: Trudeau Government Prepares for Recovery

Setting A Bold New Agenda: Trudeau Government Prepares for Recovery

Today’s installation of Chrystia Freeland as Finance Minister is intended, as much as possible, to tie off the loose ends dangling from the extraordinarily disorderly departure of Bill Morneau. How many of the Trudeau Government’s many and severely-frayed threads will be braided back together – and how… Continue Reading Setting A Bold New Agenda: Trudeau Government Prepares for Recovery

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau Resigns: Implications for Public Policy

Finance Minister Bill Morneau Resigns: Implications for Public Policy

The unplanned exit by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is a rare and disconcerting event that comes at a very untimely moment. Leaving aside the obvious political damage to the government, the implications for public policy are potentially quite significant and unsettling. The basic course of the… Continue Reading Finance Minister Bill Morneau Resigns: Implications for Public Policy

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Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

By Michael Fenn and John Matheson, with contributions from members of StrategyCorp’s Municipal Practice Team Pundits and forecasters are unsure about the future – with the downstream impacts of COVID-19, the reckoning with institutional racism,  fallout from the impending U.S. election, disruptive changes in the economy and… Continue Reading Municipal Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Part One

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