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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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Larger Than Expected Cabinet Shuffle Firms Up Trudeau’s Front Bench Ahead of 2019 Election

After yet another combative spring session of the House of Commons and with the next Federal Election now only 15 months away, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his Cabinet. This is likely to be the last shuffle before Canadians go to the polls in October 2019. The move was expected to occur in late summer prior to the Cabinet retreat and Liberal Summer Caucus meeting. The accelerated timeline suggests a desire to give the new Ministers additional time to learn the portfolios ahead of Parliament’s return on September 18th.
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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

Join our Environment team on Thursday, August 14, 2018 for a webinar on federal carbon pricing. This webinar is presented by Sussex Strategy Group and ICF. Please RSVP in advance in order to attend.
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Sussex Strategy Group Announces New Vice President to the Energy and Environment Practice

July 9, 2018
TORONTO – 9 July 2018 – Sussex Strategy Group, one of Canada’s premier government relations and strategic communications firms, is pleased to announce that Devin McCarthy has joined the Energy and Environment Practice as Vice President, Federal. Devin will be based in the Sussex Ottawa office.
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New Ontario Cabinet Sworn In

June 29, 2018
Once again, welcome to Ford Nation. Premier Doug Ford’s new cabinet was sworn in today, in a ceremony at the Legislative Assembly that was open to the public to attend. Those of a certain vintage will recall David Peterson’s first cabinet being sworn in similarly in 1985. The gesture is certainly one that suggests an openness and is intended to be a contrast to their predecessors who were less open and accessible to the public. Since the PCs campaigned on and continue to reiterate that they will be a government for the people, this is a good start.
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Sussex Ontario Election Update – Energy and Environment

June 11, 2018
The election of a majority Progressive Conservative government marks a watershed moment in the political climate in Ontario. Notwithstanding the twists and turns that resulted in Doug Ford being elected yesterday as the 26th Premier of Ontario (a transition that will become official on June 29th), voters gave the PCs a very clear majority mandate – meaning that the government will have considerable power and runway to bring their vision and promises to reality over the next four years.
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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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