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A Term in Review

As Toronto City Council has wrapped up its legislative term in anticipation of the upcoming Municipal Election in October, the Municipal Affairs Team at Sussex Strategy Group felt it was timely to reflect on the active 2014-2018 Council term.
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Meet Ontario's New Cabinet

Sussex is excited to work with Ontario's new Government on our clients' behalf. Watch our overview of Ontario's new Cabinet. Click on a Minister below to view their overview.
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Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy
President of the Treasury Board
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Hon. Raymond Cho
Minister for Seniors and Accessibility
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Hon. Steve Clark
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
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Hon. Christine Elliott
Deputy Premier & Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
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Hon. Victor Fedeli
Minister of Finance & Chair of the Cabinet
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Hon. Doug Ford
Premier & Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
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Hon. Merilee Fullerton
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
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Hon. Ernie Hardeman
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
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Hon. Sylvia Jones
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
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Hon. Lisa MacLeod
Minister of Children, Community and Social Services & Minister Responsible for Women's Issues
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Hon. Monte McNaughton
Minister of Infrastructure
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Hon. Caroline Mulroney
Attorney General & Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
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Hon. Rod Phillips
Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
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Hon. Greg Rickford
Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines & Minister of Indigenous Affairs
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Hon. Laurie Scott
Minister of Labour
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Hon. Todd Smith
Minister of Government and Consumer Affairs
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Hon. Lisa M. Thompson
Minister of Education
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Hon. Michael A. Tibollo
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
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Hon. Jim Wilson
Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
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Hon. John Yakabuski
Minister of Transportation
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Hon. Jeff Yurek
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
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Sussex Synopsis: Trans Mountain Approval Overturned

As you have likely seen and heard, yesterday the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Trudeau government’s 2016 approval of the $9.3 billion Trans Mountain pipeline project. The 272 page ruling can be found here.
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Sussex Ontario Provincial Update

Ontario Update /August 2018

Senior Associates, Abid Malik and Brian Zeiler-Kligman, provide insights and analysis on a few more "under the radar" policy files in Ontario. Watch the full episode or jump to specific clips below.








Full Episode  (28 min)








Spotlight on Cannabis  (4 min)








The Pay Transparency Act  (4 min)








Reducing Red Tape  (3 min)








Legislation Impacting Development  (4 min)








The Employment Standards Act  (5 min)
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Preparing for Federal Carbon Pricing in Ontario

Sussex Strategy Group and ICF jointly presented this webinar on August 18th, aiming to explain how the federal carbon pricing system works, and what it could mean for you and your business. We invite you to listen to the presentation and let us know how we can help.
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Sussex Synopsis: Trans Mountain Approval Overturned

August 31, 2018
As you have likely seen and heard, yesterday the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Trudeau government’s 2016 approval of the $9.3 billion Trans Mountain pipeline project. The 272 page ruling can be found here.
Read more

Webcast: Preparing for Federal Carbon Pricing in Ontario

August 18, 2018
ICF and Sussex Strategy Group jointly presented this webinar on August 18th, aiming to explain how the federal carbon pricing system works, and what it could mean for you and your business. We invite you to listen to the presentation and let us know how we can hel
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Sussex Strategy Group Announces New Vice President to the Energy and Environment Practice

August 28, 2018
Sussex Strategy Group, one of Canada’s premier government relations and strategic communications firms, is pleased to announce that Matthew Gibson has joined the Energy and Environment Practice as Vice President. Matthew will be based in the Toronto office.
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Re-watch episodes from our Ontario Election Show featuring special guests including Premier Doug Ford, Deputy Premier Christine Elliott, Toronto Sun Editor-in-Chief Adrienne Batra, and many more.








Episode 1: PC Leadership Debate








Episode 2: With Doug Ford








Episode 3: The Carbon Tax








Episode 4: With Adrienne Batra








Episode 5: With Stephen Del Duca








Episode 6: Healthcare Promises








Episode 7: The Budget Edition








Episode 8: With Deanna Sgro








Episode 9: With Rocco Rossi








Episode 10: The NDP Platform








Episode 11: With Christine Elliott








Episode 12: The Greenbelt Issue








Episode 13: Tom Blackwell








Episode 14: Reading the Polls








Episode 15: Healthcare Promise Watch








Episode 16: Barry Kay's Projections








Episode 17: The Election Debrief
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