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Queen's Park Monitor: January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017

Mini Cabinet Shuffle Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made a few changes to her cabinet today, adding a permanent Corrections Minister as well as a few new roles to her executive council. Labour Minister Kevin Flynn was temporarily assigned the Corrections portfolio after David Orazietti’s sudden departure last month. Flynn will remain the Labour Minister while […]

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Hill Update: Cabinet Shuffle

January 10, 2017

Trudeau shuffles cabinet – looking to bolster team in time for Trump while cleaning up messes at home January 10, 2017 Prime Minister Trudeau made his first major shuffle to the ranks of his Cabinet today, re-tooling his cabinet to put an emphasis on cross-border relations before the inauguration of President Donald Trump while also shuffling […]

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Queen's Park Monitor: January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

New Fundraising Rules Ontario’s new fundraising rules came into effect on Monday and below is a breakdown of the various changes. Bill 2, Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016, will have a significant impact on political fundraising in the province with changes to contribution limits, fundraising events, per-vote subsidies, political advertising and spending limits. What […]

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Hill Update: Parliamentary Session Review and Look Ahead to 2017

December 20, 2016

Parliamentary Session Review Key Committee Studies and Reports Liberal’s Light Legislative Load Look Ahead to 2017 The very crowded Conservative leadership race NDP Leadership Race Healthy debate – Provinces and Feds go back and forth on health care funding PMO-Indigenous Relations Cabinet shuffle in the works? Parliamentary Session Review   Key Committee Studies and Reports […]

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Queen's Park Monitor: December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016

Five Things You Need to Know  From soaring electricity rates to criminal convictions, road tolls to upside down bridge installations, and the unprecedented election of a 19 year old MPP, these last few months at Queen’s Park have produced interesting headlines. To some, this may come as a surprise, but the Ontario Government has actually […]

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Hill Update: Pre-Budget Consultations

December 8, 2016

House Finance Committee Report  Summary of Committee Recommendations People Business Communities Federal Finances, Policy Making, and the Government Conservatives and NDP Respond  Trudeau’s Address to AFN Special Chiefs Assembly House Of Commons Finance Committee’s Pre-Budget Consultation Report: Creating The Conditions For Economic Growth: Tools For People, Businesses And Communities Yesterday Dec 7th, House of Commons […]

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Hill Update: U.S. Election

November 7, 2016

  Primer for the November 8 US Election     Did you know? On Tuesday November 8, millions of Americans will cast their ballots for the President right down to more than 500,000 state officials ranging from sheriffs, judges, county commissioners, coroners  and yes even dog catchers (Vermont) and local mosquito-control board officials (Florida). Signs-a-plenty for different […]

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