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Morva Rohani

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Morva leads research and analysis for Ontario and Federal government relations at Sussex Strategy Group. Morva regularly monitors the activities of the federal and provincial governments, providing research, analysis and policy alternatives for clients.

Morva has worked in the British Columbia government as a political staffer, as well as the City of Toronto public sector as a policy analyst. She has experience conducting political science and policy research, specifically with regards to public policy in British Columbia and Ontario. Morva also worked as a product manager in the start-up sector and has experience with local, national and international political monitoring, political risk analysis, as well as coordinating large research teams.

Morva has a Master of Public Policy from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of British Columbia. She can provide research and analysis in any given policy area, but specializes in Canadian public policy and political affairs.

What you need to know about the new NAFTA Agreement (USMCA)
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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Parliamentary Secretary Shuffle completes Trudeau’s personnel shakeup ahead of Fall Session
‍Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this morning substantial changes to the roster of Parliamentary Secretaries and the House leadership team ahead of the Fall Session of the House of Commons slated to begin on September 17th.
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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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Quebec Budget 2018
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão tabled Tuesday his last budget in the National Assembly ahead of the October provincial election.
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Plain Packaging Among Proposed Federal Cannabis Regulations
Today, Health Canada released a summary report that summarizes feedback it received from its 60-day cannabis regulatory consultations. The report provides details on two key elements of the proposed regulations: the requirements for packaging and labelling of cannabis products and the definitions of micro-scale licences.
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Make No Mistake: Writ or Not, the Ontario Election Begins Today
Given that the usually predictable world of Ontario politics has been anything but since the night of January 24th, when Patrick Brown’s world came undone, it is now no surprise that all three major political parties have made surprise announcements, with little to no advanced notice, since the end of last week.
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2018 Federal Budget Overview
Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Trudeau Government’s third budget in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon with an emphasis on science, gender equality and preparing Canadians for the jobs of the future. Budget 2018 titled “Equality + Growth for a Strong Middle Class,” continues a number of the Trudeau Government’s stated goals on gender parity, reconciliation and enhancement of the Canada Child Benefit. “It is a plan that puts people first – that invests in Canadians and in the things that matter most to them” said Morneau in his address.
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Ontario Government Cabinet Shuffle
In what is probably the last such event before the June election, Premier Kathleen Wynne is shuffling her cabinet today, in a move that was both expected and surprising at the same time.
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Ontario Election Year Insights
Happy new election year! The legislative session is paused, set to resume in February (following the Family Day holiday) and leading to an election set for June 7, 2018. So, like we did in October, Sussex thought it was opportune to provide our clients with some insights into what is on the horizon for Ontario public affairs in the first part of 2018.
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Ontario Fall Economic Statement: Fair is Fair
Today, Ontario Minister of Finance, Hon. Charles Sousa rose to deliver an election-ready fiscal update, tabling the 166-page fiscal update with the campaign-ready titled “A Strong and Fair Ontario,” and announcing in Question Period that the Liberals are balancing the budget this year and for the next two years.
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Fall Economic Update
Following what was widely perceived as a lacklustre second Budget in the Spring – and coming off of a month plagued by misstep and scandal despite a steadily performing economy – Finance Minister Bill Morneau attempted to change the channel on the Trudeau Government’s economic message this afternoon by delivering a Fall Economic Update. The update also provides a strong short-term forecast of the country’s fiscal health with longer-term questions lingering regarding spending levels and the federal deficit.
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Ontario Election 2018 Themes Emerging from Start of Fall Session
As the fall season starts to settle in, election season in Ontario is clearly already in full swing. For Members of Provincial Parliament, the Thanksgiving week break in the Legislature is an opportunity to touch base with constituents and reconnect with local communities. For keen observers like us with a direct interest in Ontario public affairs, and our clients, it is an opportunity to take stock of the first part of the Fall sitting and what it all means for the provincial election in June 2018.
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Prime Minister Trudeau shakes up his Cabinet once again
Less than a month before the House of Commons reconvenes for its Fall Session on September 18th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shaken up his cabinet for the second time in 2017, elevating two new Ministers and giving the front bench a substantial makeover with changes at Health, Veteran’s Affairs, Public Services and Procurement and a major retooling of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, which will now dissolve into two separate departments.
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Canada Day 150 Brings (Mostly) Free Trade Within Canada
It is quintessentially Canadian that beer and margarine have been the driving forces behind internal free trade in Canada.
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The Cannabis Act: What you need to know
As a premiere Canadian public affairs firm, and one with particular sector expertise in medical marijuana and the opening of the new legalized market in Canada, we are pleased to provide you with our summary and analysis of today's tabling of the Cannabis Act and the materials provided by government in support of the new legislation.
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2017 Federal Budget Overview
Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced Budget 2017 titled “Building a Strong Middle Class”, the Trudeau Government’s second, in the House of Commons this afternoon.
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Prime Minister Trudeau shuffles his Cabinet
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave his Cabinet a revamp this afternoon in a shuffle that saw 3 Ministers removed altogether, 3 shuffled to new roles and 3 promoted from the backbench. All this is following a turbulent end to 2016 that saw Trudeau’s Government dogged by ethics questions around cash-for-access fundraising and missteps on the Electoral Reform file.
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