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Municipal Update: Back In The Tower Again

Toronto City Council was sworn in on December 4, 2018 to a Council Chamber full of family, friends and staff. The new Council is comprised of 25 Members including the Mayor, making it 26 (remember this now means to have an item passed at Council a majority +1 is needed, i.e. 14 votes). Read our report on Toronto's New City Council.
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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
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

Analysis: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

November 29, 2018
Today, the Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks – the Hon. Rod Phillips - released Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations – A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan (‘Plan’). The 53-page document is the government’s overarching blueprint for environmental policy. Below, Sussex has summarized the key points of the Plan with additional context for specific elements that may be of interest. The Plan is now posted to the Environmental Registry (EBR) website here, for a 60-day public consultation period. The government will continue to announce policies, actions, and initiatives associated with the Plan including additional opportunities for online and in-person consultation in the months ahead. Sussex will continue to monitor these developments.
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Federal Government Fall Economic Statement Analysis

November 21, 2018
Finance Minister Bill Morneau today released the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement (FES) in the House of Commons. Titled Investing in Middle Class Jobs, the plan is designed to shore up Canadian economic confidence in the face of a strained trade relationship with the United States and a gradual shift from a resource-based economy to one based on the Liberal government’s clean-growth model of innovation, technology and services. It also continues the Government’s focus on growing the middle class.
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Ontario Government Fall Economic Statement 2018

November 15, 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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See more updates
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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