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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
CITY HALL

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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How Recreational Cannabis Will Impact Medical Programs

With the legalization of recreational cannabis coming into effect on October 17, 2018, many are asking, what is the point of maintaining a separate medicinal cannabis model? After all, provincially licensed retail stores in theory will be permitted to sell a breadth of cannabis product strains and compounds for recreational use, some of which may have medicinal benefits. We would argue that a separate system for medicinal cannabis should exist, but just not in its current form. Instead, a system should exist that allows the provinces to enable community pharmacists to dispense cannabis for medical purposes to their patients to ensure safety, access and a high quality of care.
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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)
Featured Webinar

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

Cannabis in the City: To Opt-In or Not Opt-In that is the Question

October 17, 2018
The day is finally here for cannabis legalization – October 17, 2018. Some have referenced similarities to the end of prohibition years ago. A historic day, no doubt. So, what’s next? We’ve heard from the Federal government as well as Provincial governments, but there are still several uncertainties and questions surrounding cannabis and its place within municipalities across Canada. The Municipal Team at Sussex Strategy Group hopes to shed some light those uncertainties through a brief overview of what’s to be expected as part of this legalization rollout.
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How Recreational Cannabis Will Impact Medical Programs

October 17, 2018
With the legalization of recreational cannabis coming into effect on October 17, 2018, many are asking, what is the point of maintaining a separate medicinal cannabis model? After all, provincially licensed retail stores in theory will be permitted to sell a breadth of cannabis product strains and compounds for recreational use, some of which may have medicinal benefits. We would argue that a separate system for medicinal cannabis should exist, but just not in its current form. Instead, a system should exist that allows the provinces to enable community pharmacists to dispense cannabis for medical purposes to their patients to ensure safety, access and a high quality of care.
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What you need to know about the new NAFTA Agreement (USMCA)

October 1, 2018
Mere hours before a US-Mexico imposed deadline for ratification and after 13 months of intense, exhaustive and at times combative negotiations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced shortly before midnight last evening the completion of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now titled the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which covers $1.2 Trillion in annual trade.
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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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