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Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

June is often a tempestuous time in official Ottawa, as governments try to accomplish as much legislative progress as possible before a summer break that usually lasts until late September. June also means a last-minute push by Cabinet and Treasury Board to get important decisions made before… Continue Reading Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

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Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences – Paul Wells from Maclean’s

Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences - Paul Wells from Maclean's

On our Season 3 finale, we’re joined by Paul Wells, Senior Political Writer at Maclean’s Magazine to chat everything Canadian politics. Paul discusses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s performance throughout the pandemic and sets the stage for the (likely) upcoming election by detailing each party’s prospects and problems.… Continue Reading Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences – Paul Wells from Maclean’s

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A Critical Perspective on the Canadian Education Gap: Assessing First Nation Student Education Outcomes in Canada

A Critical Perspective on the Canadian Education Gap: Assessing First Nation Student Education Outcomes in Canada

The key focus of the colonial and Western school system has been the achievement of maximum enrollment, which has become an indicator of education quality. Enrollment rates, however, do not adequately capture or reflect outcomes related to educational achievement, nor does it indicate the experiences or impacts… Continue Reading A Critical Perspective on the Canadian Education Gap: Assessing First Nation Student Education Outcomes in Canada

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Budget 2021: COVID Recovery Plan and Pre-Election Manifesto?

Budget 2021: COVID Recovery Plan and Pre-Election Manifesto?

As Canada continues to try and chart a way through the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal Liberal government has also tried to chart a way forward through the current third wave and post-pandemic recovery through its 2021 Budget. The Budget is the first for Finance Minister and Deputy… Continue Reading Budget 2021: COVID Recovery Plan and Pre-Election Manifesto?

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Canada’s NDP: Preparing to Fight on All Fronts in Next Campaign

Doubling down on progressive policies that tackle inequality, the recent NDP policy convention provided an opportunity for Leader Jagmeet Singh to deliver his core message of fighting for Canadians. It also saw Singh receive 87% support on his second leadership review, securing his leadership for the next… Continue Reading Canada’s NDP: Preparing to Fight on All Fronts in Next Campaign

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Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

Yukon voters delivered a message to the Yukon Liberal Party last night: pandemic crisis management alone is not quite enough to take the territory into the future. In a see-saw election night that at various points had the Liberals risking a third-place finish, Premier Sandy Silver and… Continue Reading Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

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Trudeau, Freeland, Carney Illuminate Liberal Strategy at National Liberal Convention

The Liberal Party of Canada’s convention provided a glimpse into the budget, platform, and strategy of the Trudeau Liberals as they look to secure a majority government in the next election. With nearly 60 hours of programming over 3 days, 100 speakers, and 4,000 virtual participants, Saturday… Continue Reading Trudeau, Freeland, Carney Illuminate Liberal Strategy at National Liberal Convention

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Canadians on pandemic-era customer service: “Let me talk to a real person”

Canadians on pandemic-era customer service: “Let me talk to a real person”

2020 was an anti-social year. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Canadians were encouraged to do everything from investing to buying liquor without ever speaking to another human. Grocery delivery went mainstream. Apps dominated – not just for Covid screening tools or meal delivery startups, but telecom and… Continue Reading Canadians on pandemic-era customer service: “Let me talk to a real person”

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Quebec’s Economic Recovery Budget

Quebec’s Economic Recovery Budget

Analysis provided by Mercure Conseil The Budget unveiled by Quebec’s Minister of Finance, titled A Resilient and Confident Quebec, marks the halfway point of the Coalition avenir Québec’s (CAQ) majority government. The first two years of a majority mandate are typically used to implement a government’s flagship… Continue Reading Quebec’s Economic Recovery Budget

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