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Liberal Government Initiates Environmental Assessment Processes Review

During the 2015 General Election campaign, the Liberal Party of Canada promised to make changes to the Environmental Assessment (EA) processes as part of their broader platform themes to improve environmental sustainability and promote greater consultation (and permission) from stakeholders, including Indigenous peoples.  Once elected, the Liberal’s

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Ontario Cabinet Overhaul: Positioning Liberals for Election 2018

Ontario’s new cabinet was sworn-in today (download our quick reference guide to Ontario’s new Cabinet here).  At 30 members, more than half of elected Liberals now sit in Cabinet.  While headlines continue to focus on the size of cabinet, and that women represent 40% of its members,

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Ontario’s Five Year Climate Change Action Plan: Some Clarity and More Questions

The Government of Ontario has released its Five Year Climate Change Action Plan.  Ontario has decided to pursue aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets: 2020 – 15% 2030 – 37% 2050 – 80% The cornerstone of the government’s approach is its decision to adopt a cap-and-trade system, specifically

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Ontario’s top bureaucrats navigate political minefields while doing more with less

The Toronto Star on StrategyCorp’s 2016 Municipal CAO survey: A report featuring interviews with 25 municipal CAOs across Ontario reveals some candid thoughts about the challenges facing cities. She or he might be the most important person you’ve never heard of. But your municipal chief administrative officer,

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Fixing the Tragically Hip’s Concert PR Stumble

What should have been a fitting farewell tribute to a band that has become as synonymous with Canadiana as a May long-weekend, has become something that’s threatening to mar the Tragically Hip’s legacy.  No one would question the motives of the Band.  I find it difficult to

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New Ontario land-use rules: Higher Densities, Greenbelt Expansion

The Ontario government doubled-down on intensification today with the release of proposed updates to four Provincial Land Use Plans – the Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan, Niagara Escarpment Plan, Greenbelt Plan, and Oak Ridges Moraine Plan. While the Wynne government promoted the new environmental protections in a

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Liberals may sell off public assets to help bankroll infrastructure

“Asset recycling is a way to attract private-sector investment into activities that were formerly, exclusively, in the public realm,” said Michael Fenn, a former Ontario deputy minister and management consultant who specializes in the public sector. “It’s something that we should pay a lot of attention to

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Jean Lapierre’s journey reflected his turbulent times

Jean Lapierre, who died in a plane crash just over two weeks ago, walked as a peer with Canada’s political giants. In Quebec, his passing has been treated as a rite of passage in the life of La nation. In English Canada, public reaction has been largely

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StrategyCorp completes operational review of Erin Fire Department

ERIN – Strategy Corp was back before Erin council recently to present a fire department operational review, the next part of the town’s ongoing operational review. In June 2015, the consulting company addressed council for an overarching operational review that led to seven recommendations for the town.

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Budget 2016: Canada’s fiscal policy takes a dramatic turn

Budget 2016: Canada’s fiscal policy takes a dramatic turn

The federal Liberal government has focused new spending on priority areas that it believes will strengthen the middle class, create jobs and grow the economy. Front and centre in this approach is the government’s plan to invest $120 billion in infrastructure over the next 10 years. (Albeit

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