#GrassrootsGlimpse: A snapshot of the new 2022 Ontario MPPs

Following the 2022 Ontario provincial elections, 36 new Members of Provincial Parliament have been announced. 36 out of 124 Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) will be taking a seat in the Legislative Chamber for the first…

Lobbying the Federal Government - What Exactly Are the Rules?

Even for seasoned veteran lobbyists, reviewing the rules around lobbying federal officials is a good idea from time-to-time. Basically, if you are what’s called a consultant lobbyist (hired by an organization) you must register within 10…

2022 Ontario Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Build

Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy rose in the Ontario legislature yesterday afternoon and tabled the Ford government’s long awaited provincial budget. A month later than usual, the budget nicely coincides with the imminent writ…

Back to "Normal"

An opinion piece written by Ray Pons. There’s something about the human spirit that becomes evident in the most challenging yet uplifting circumstances. BMO field, Toronto, Sunday, March 27, 2022, 4.00pm EDT, saw Canada’s men’s…

The Grassroots Greenhouse 2022

An annual snapshot of public opinion about Canadian agriculture and food. In partnership with clients and agricultural stakeholders, Grassroots’ online survey by way of a representative panel measured the direction and intensity…


Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered the 2022 federal budget yesterday at 4:00 p.m. This year’s budget was titled A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. The delivery of this federal budget marks the first budget…

Prime Minister Trudeau unveils his new cabinet

Associate Senior Consultant Chris Gray highlights key changes made by the Prime Minister to his Cabinet for the next parliamentary session.

3 Things I've Learned as a Public Affairs Intern

Campaign Support Intern Michelle Silva discusses her new role, focusing on three things her internship experience has led her to discover about the public affairs industry.
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Summer News 2021

What If the Pandemic Hadn't Happened? A Review of Liberal Promises | 2017 vs. 2021: Political and Economic Perspectives in Ontario | Leadership Communication Tidbits | GRPA Team Updates

Research: The Foundation of Successful Government Relations

Research Associate Liz Gross explains why she loves research projects and highlights the enduring value of research to successful advocacy work.

"I Think"

Sr. Communications Specialist Ray Pons offers his thoughts on the perils of using the phrase ‘I think’ in strategic communication.