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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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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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Issues Management: The New Municipal Skill Set

DAVE MCCLEARY & JOSEPH PICKERILL, Municipal World Magazine: It will come as no surprise to readers of this magazine that the role of local government has changed drastically in recent decades. Today’s municipal environment no longer has a single public, but rather multiple publics, comprised of issue-specific

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