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Ontario Election Week 3: Air War Begins with a Whimper

This week the air war began with a whimper. Where the previous weeks dished up juicy policies, the television ads unleashed were more strategic than memorable. Each party stuck to its core message, trying to use the power of paid broadcast media to entrench its established direction.

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Experts critique election ads about to be unleashed on Ontarians

With a blackout lifted Wednesday, voters can expect a barrage of broadcast advertising by the Big Three parties in the Ontario election. Free Press reporter Jonathan Sher reviewed the first TV salvos with four veteran political observers including StrategyCorp’s John Duffy. Read article >>

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Ontario Campaign Week 2: Campaigns Positioning for the Coming Air War

This week, the strategy of each campaign began to take shape.  All three parties have used their policy proposals, and their reactions to their opponents’ positions, to position themselves for the election.  On June 13th, it will be these strategic decisions – and the major assumptions that

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IMFG Perspectives – Approaching an Inflection Point in Ontario’s Provincial-Municipal Relations

Authors: Michael Fenn, André Côté – In Ontario, the history of provincial-municipal relations has progressed from the Baldwin Act of 1849 and the Great Depression years, to the postwar boom and the tumultuous amalgamations and Local Services Realignment of the 1990s. At different points in Ontario’s history,

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IMFG Paper Series: Provincial-Municipal Relations in Ontario: Approaching an Inflection Point

Authors: Michael Fenn, André Côté Abstract In Ontario, the history of provincial-municipal relations has progressed from the Baldwin Act of 1849 and the Depression years, to postwar boom and the tumultuous Local Services Realignment of the 1990s. At different points in Ontario’s history, the pressures of managing

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Battle for Ontario Takes Shape in Week 1 of Campaign

Political Battlegrounds Take Shape All three campaigns experienced some bumps during the first week, which, given the anticipation of the campaign, is hard to understand. Mistakes made in week one are infrequently fatal, but if they persist, the reputational damage to a party may be impossible to

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Parodies, memes and hashtags: Toronto mayoral candidates eager to woo voters on social networking sites

John Perenack, Group Head of StrategyCorp’s Communications practice, weighs in on the role that social media can play in the Toronto mayoral campaign. Read more >>

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Ontario 2014: And They’re Off! One Election; Five Battlegrounds

Election Day, Thursday, June 12 Despite almost every major labour union (except for OPSEU and CUPE) declaring their support for the Ontario budget, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath met with Queen’s Park media this morning and pulled the plug on further cooperation with the Liberals, declaring the New

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Ontario 2014 Budget – Election Fever Edition

Now that Ontario’s 2014 budget has been introduced, everyone is asking the same set of questions: will the NDP support the budget or topple the government?  Will Premier Kathleen Wynne attempt to negotiate with the NDP, or pull the plug herself?  The only question no one is

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Recycling Ontario’s Assets

Michael Fenn, The Mowat Centre, Published Friday April 11, 2014 StrategyCorp and The Mowat Centre have collaborated to publish a framework for public asset management and reinvestment, answering the question: “In the face of growing public debt, fiscal constraints and a growing need to invest in public

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