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The Thoughtful Appointment of Jamil Jivani Breaks the Conservative Mold

The Thoughtful Appointment of Jamil Jivani Breaks the Conservative Mold

I used to work with a colleague in government who, whenever the opportunity presented itself, would quip “you know, this is exactly what Liberals think we do.” He was referring to the fact that every political party has negative connotations associated with it. Common refrains are that… Continue Reading The Thoughtful Appointment of Jamil Jivani Breaks the Conservative Mold

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Infrastructure Gas Tax Dollars Fast-Tracked to Municipalities by Feds

Infrastructure Gas Tax Dollars Fast-Tracked to Municipalities by Feds

As financial pressure increases on provinces and municipalities across Canada from a massive decline on revenues due to COVID-19, the traditional debate about “who pays for what” is top of mind for governments at all levels. Prime Minister Trudeau and Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna announced that the… Continue Reading Infrastructure Gas Tax Dollars Fast-Tracked to Municipalities by Feds

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It’s Time to Prepare Plans for Pandemic-Related Issues

It’s Time to Prepare Plans for Pandemic-Related Issues

Ontarians recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Holland. Of course, that liberation started months before on the beaches of Normandy with the largest seaborne invasion in history. In a stroke of dumb luck, Axis commander Erwin Rommel was absent from the front lines that day. German intelligence… Continue Reading It’s Time to Prepare Plans for Pandemic-Related Issues

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Federal Government Expands Support for Large Business

Federal Government Expands Support for Large Business

Continuing the approach of broad economic measures in response to COVID-19, the federal government has announced new liquidity measures to support large businesses. The measures are meant to provide bridge financing through the crisis, and complement existing support programs for businesses, including wage subsidies. The program is… Continue Reading Federal Government Expands Support for Large Business

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