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Ontario Government Fall Economic Statement 2018

Today, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli rose in the Legislature to deliver the Ontario PC government’s first Fall Economic Statement (FES). This highly anticipated event is second only to the provincial budget in terms of the attention paid to the Minister and the Ministry of Finance every year. The budget and the FES, as insiders like to call it, are the two focal points for decision making for Finance too, so in addition to providing a window into the province’s finances, many stakeholders hold their breath on this day, when funding decisions are often made.
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Post Election Analysis

The Municipal Campaign season kicked off across Ontario on May 1, 2018 and for what turned out to be a somewhat sleepy campaign, as far as the history of campaigns go, there were a few significant twists and turns along the way before Election Day on October 22, 2018.

Read our analysis for key details, takeaways and things to watch in the months ahead.
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Cannabis Advisory

Episode 2 - The Sussex + PRØHBTD Partnership

Michael Edwards is joined by Drake Sutton-Shearer, Founder and CEO of PRØHBTD Media. Michael and Drake announce an exclusive strategic partnership between Sussex and PRØHBTD in the Canadian cannabis market and discuss the official kick-off of legalization in Canada.

Episode 1 - Home Stretch to Legalization

With legalization just a couple weeks away, Michael and Brian count down the 5 things to watch ahead of legalization.

Episode 3 - It's 10/17

The day is here. Michael and Brian discuss what the road ahead will look like for cannabis now that it is legal.

Municipal Election Show
We're excited to introduce our Municipal Show. Sussex Principal and Municipal Practice Lead, Jamie Besner, sits down with guests and discusses key municipal issues in the run up to the October 22 elections.

Episode 1: The Mayoral Race

Episode 2: Wards to Watch

Episode 3: Final Predictions with Adrienne Batra
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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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Recent Posts

One Year Out - Federal Election 2019

October 22, 2018
One year out, the Liberals seem to have a thin edge in terms of voter intention. However, many polls had the Liberals and the Conservatives neck-and-neck from March to late-July or early- August, and just this week they look to have swung back to near parity. The Prime Minister’s approval rating has steadily declined since this summer, and now sits at 48%, according to Ipsos.
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Prime Minister Trudeau Unveils Carbon Pricing and Rebate System Details

October 23, 2018
This morning Prime Minister Trudeau held a news conference to announce details of the planned federal carbon pricing system roll-out. He was joined by Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan. The announcement was held at Humber College, which sits at the centre of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s electoral riding of Etobicoke North. It also sits in the federal riding of Minister Duncan.
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Sussex Strategy Group and PRØHBTD announce exclusive partnership

October 17, 2018
Leading global cannabis brand and media platform PRØHBTD today announced a partnership with Sussex Strategy Group, Canada’s premier government relations and strategic communications agency. The partnership combines Sussex’s industry-leading expertise with the tremendous depth and experience of PRØHBTD to better service cannabis companies who include licensed producers, prospective retailers, technology companies and startups developing the next wave of ancillary cannabis products and services.
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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
▶ Watch all 17 episodes
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