Justin Trudeau’s Path to Re-Election

Welcome to the Liberal edition for our 2019 Federal Election “Path to Victory” blog series! So far, we’ve looked at Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives, and we will be looking at the other parties over the next few weeks. Starting point At the beginning of 2019, the...

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Patrick Osland Joins Counsel Public Affairs

TORONTO, AUGUST 16, 2019 – Counsel Public Affairs Inc. is pleased to add Patrick Osland as Account Director, Ontario, to its Toronto office. “Counsel’s leadership in building bridges with all levels of government is exemplary, and I am delighted to join the team. I’m...

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Andrew Scheer’s Path to Victory

Pictured here: Amber Ruddy, Counsel’s Director for Western Canada (l), Conservative Leader, Andrew Scheer (c), and Stephanie Gawur, Counsel’s Associate Vice President (r) on July 6th at the annual Conservative Stampede BBQ at Heritage Park.   Leading up to the...

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Canada and China: Canola, Pork and Meng Wanzhou

Last December, Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, was arrested in Vancouver after a request was made by the United States Department of Justice under the Treaty on Extradition Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United...

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2019 Federal Session in Review

2019 began with the Liberal government riding high in the afterglow of a newly-signed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. As the House of Commons resumed in the new West Block chamber, most pollsters envisioned the Trudeau Liberals coasting to a safe majority...

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Eric Hoskins’ Two-Election Pharmacare Gambit

The release of Dr. Eric Hoskins’ much-anticipated report on the Implementation of National Pharmacare earlier this month has reignited the longstanding public debate regarding how Canadians should pay for their medications.   What’s different this time is that...

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Ford’s First Year Shuffle

Ending weeks of speculation, today Premier Doug Ford announced a reset of his government with the most significant Cabinet shuffle in modern Ontario history. Today’s shuffle included some of the most important portfolios and people in government, with only eight...

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The new players in the Alberta government

Premier Jason Kenney’s top priorities of jobs, pipelines and the economy drove the composition of his new 23-member cabinet, sworn in yesterday. The Premier’s front bench includes new portfolios such as Red Tape Reduction and Natural Gas that both increase the number...

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Kenney sweeps Alberta

Alberta is blue again. The United Conservative Party led by Jason Kenney has won its first majority government. The UCP won 63 of the 87 seats in the Alberta Legislature, and over 53.8% of the popular vote, after an election filled with negative attacks and divisive...

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