Counsel completed a two-year project for the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) in relation to the Minister’s direction to the OEB to engage with Ontario’s First Nations and Métis communities on the proposed Energy East Pipeline.
Counsel helped deliver a major budget victory for Ontario farmers with the announcement of a new and permanent $100 million Risk Management Program (RMP) in the 2012 provincial budget.
To ensure the ongoing role of community not-for-profit child care providers as an option for Ontario’s new extended-day program, Counsel was engaged by a number of community not-for-profit child care operators to develop and implement a grassroots advocacy campaign to deliver their message directly to government decision-makers.
Counsel was retained by OCAD University to provide federal government relations and advocacy in support of their proposal to build a new research and innovation hub on Toronto’s waterfront.
The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) retained Counsel to create an integrated government relations and public relations strategy to ensure that outdated federal regulations negatively impacting the day-to-day work of pilots were amended to align with current international standards.
With a review of the Municipal Act on the horizon and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing publicly discussing a change to allow any municipality to impose an additional land transfer tax on home purchases (as only Toronto has the right to do currently), the Ontario Real Estate Association engaged Counsel to provide strategic advice, direct advocacy, and support messaging and material development to stop the tax from moving forward.
Counsel was hired by a pharmaceutical manufacturer and an advocacy organization for families with infertility challenges, Conceivable Dreams, to help secure Ontario government funding for in vitro fertilization (IVF) for couples who wanted to become parents but couldn’t due to infertility. The challenge was to obtain a commitment to a new funding program despite the province’s current financial pressures.