News and Publications

Government Announces National Pharmacare Recommendation

June 12, 2019

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare is recommending that Canada implement universal, single-payer, public pharmacare. The Council recommends: the federal government work in partnership with provincial and territorial governments to establish a universal, single-payer public system of prescription drug coverage in Canada the establishment of a Canadian drug agency, which would be responsible […]

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Analysis: Nanaimo-Ladysmith By-Election

May 7, 2019

With only six months until the federal election, the voters of Nanaimo-Ladysmith went to the polls yesterday to elect Green candidate Paul Manly as their Member of Parliament. This marks the second ever Green seat in the House of Commons, joining Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who represents Saanich-Gulf Islands, the riding next door. Here […]

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Hill Update: Budget 2019

March 20, 2019

Overview of Budget 2019 It is clear that the Liberals’ final budget of this term is aimed at people, not businesses – particularly millennials and seniors, whose votes they need most come October. Federal budgets presented in an election year must be taken with a grain of salt – or the whole shaker. This budget is […]

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Hill Update 2018

December 17, 2018

In the House Last night both the House of Commons and the Senate adjourned for the winter break. This adjournment also signifies the last gathering in Centre Block for at least a decade. Come January, the House of Commons will be located in West Block and the Senate will be housed in the former Government […]

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Hill Update: Fall Economic Statement 2018

November 22, 2018

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers Fall Economic Statement Today the Canadian Government released their fall economic statement which should serve as a mid-term check up on the state of the nation’s economy. The government provided their next steps to grow the economy by investing in middle class jobs, with a focus on luring investment and […]

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Queen’s Park Monitor: Ontario Fall Economic Statement 2018

November 21, 2018

  The Ontario Government released its Fall Economic Statement, its first legislative-mandated fiscal update. Key measures include cutting the province’s deficit by $500 million; a major tax cut for low-income workers; and, exempting new rental units from rent control. Click here to access the full economic statement papers. Here are the top 10 takeaways from the announcement: […]

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Queen’s Park Monitor: Premier Ford shuffles cabinet after Jim Wilson’s resignation

November 5, 2018

Five ministers in Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet are taking on new roles. Following the sudden resignation of Jim Wilson as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Premier Doug Ford met with the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to discuss changes to the Executive Council. Premier Ford announced the following changes to […]

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The Hill Update: Trudeau looks to navigate choppy political waters as the Liberals begin the last parliamentary push before the 2019 federal election. 

September 14, 2018

September 13, 2018 While MPs and Senators may not have been sitting in Parliament over the summer, it was still an eventful season of political intrigue and major policy developments. CHG is here to help you get up to speed about the state-of-play in Ottawa and what to watch for in the coming months. CONTENTS […]

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Hill Update, Summer 2018 – Analysis and Overview

September 14, 2018

June 22, 2018 After a long and contentious sitting of Parliament, MPs will be back to their constituencies for the summer BBQ circuit and meetings with local residents until September. The Capital Hill Group will give you a run-down of the legislation and political issues on the minds of Parliamentarians, staff, and stakeholders most relevant to your […]

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The Hill Update: Just over a year before next election, Trudeau shuffles his cabinet in preparation for political battles to come

July 18, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau undertook a major cabinet shuffle today, with an eye toward the political battles he will have to fight with the provincial and territorial government over the next year, and the big battle of the 2019 federal election looming. In the most significant change, Justin Trudeau tapped his longtime close friend and […]

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