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Queen’s Park Update: Liberals build team ahead of fall legislative sitting

Coming off its election victory in June, the focus of the Wynne government has been on passing the 2014 Ontario Budget, appointing ministerial chiefs of staff, implementing some change in the ranks of deputy ministers, and making a couple of key appointments in the Premier’s office. Download… Continue Reading Queen’s Park Update: Liberals build team ahead of fall legislative sitting

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Ontario Election: Focus turns to the Television Debate, Minority Scenarios

Ontario Election: Focus turns to the Television Debate, Minority Scenarios As we hit the one-month mark in the campaign, the race between the Liberals and PCs remains a relatively close one, with the NDP still working to find their voice. While the PCs have dominated the policy… Continue Reading Ontario Election: Focus turns to the Television Debate, Minority Scenarios

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

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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,… Continue Reading IMFG Perspectives – Approaching an Inflection Point in Ontario’s Provincial-Municipal Relations

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