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2020 BC Budget: No surprises, mostly.

2020 BC Budget: No surprises, mostly.

A no surprises budget was promised, and a no surprises budget was delivered. Mostly. The BC NDP minority government’s third provincial budget projects a surplus of $227 million for 2020/21 while maintaining focus on programs intended to improve services and...

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Bridget Howe Joins Counsel Public Affairs’ Federal Team

Bridget Howe Joins Counsel Public Affairs’ Federal Team

OTTAWA, January 15, 2020 – Counsel Public Affairs is pleased to welcome Bridget Howe to its Ottawa team as Senior Consultant, Federal Advocacy. “I’m proud to be joining Counsel’s team of experienced consultants at such an important time here in Ottawa and across the...

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Jim Rutkowski Joins Counsel Public Affairs

Jim Rutkowski Joins Counsel Public Affairs

VICTORIA, November 21, 2019 – Counsel Public Affairs is excited to announce the addition of Jim Rutkowski, a seasoned government relations and communications professional, to its growing Western Canada division. Rutkowski will be a Senior Associate with Counsel, based...

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Trudeau Reveals Minority Cabinet

Trudeau Reveals Minority Cabinet

Justin Trudeau’s second-term cabinet shifts strong performers to his new minority government’s most challenging files, as he confronts significant political opposition from a majority of Canada’s premiers over energy policy and plans to shift to a clean economy.   At...

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Minority Report

Minority Report

  The ballots have been counted and Canadians have elected their new House of Commons – but no one party has a majority of seats. The Liberals have won a strong minority with 157 seats, with the Conservatives increasing their opposition caucus to 121 MPs.  This...

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A Liberal Minority Win

A Liberal Minority Win

The Results *as of 1 a.m. October 22 • Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party, who seemed on the ropes several times over the past six months, have won a solid minority government. • A fractured Canadian electorate delivered a plurality of seats in the House of Commons...

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2019 Federal Election: Week Five Highlights

2019 Federal Election: Week Five Highlights

It’s the final stretch of the campaign -- the time left to win over voters is measured in hours, not days.   With no party poised at this time to win a majority government, leaders will spend the next 72 hours making their closing arguments to an ever-shrinking group...

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Ridings to Watch – British Columbia Edition

Ridings to Watch – British Columbia Edition

It seems like every four years British Columbians are told that THIS is the election that will be decided by them. It hasn’t turned out to be true, yet.  In 2015, a Liberal majority was declared while voters still lined up at the polls in Vancouver. Likewise, in 2011,...

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