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Ontario Budget 2021: A Blueprint for Recovery

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On Wednesday afternoon, Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy delivered the much-anticipated 2021 Ontario budget. After the COVID-19 pandemic delayed last year’s budget until the fall, the government is likely eager to get things back on track as it moves towards the 2022 provincial election.

Fiscal Governance in a Pandemic: Ontario's Provincial Budget

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On Thursday, in a sparsely populated legislature, Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips rose to deliver the government’s provincial budget, almost eight months after originally scheduled. In a year like no other, fallout from the pandemic and a struggling economy has forced this government to bury their fiscally conservative tendencies in favour of increased spending to support Ontarians.
Queen's Park

Queen's Park Update: October 2020

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2020 continues to be challenging for everyone, governments included. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Ford government to chuck the playbook from 2019 and essentially start from scratch. Governments have never been very good at planning long-term but nowadays, with the pandemic and changing priorities on a weekly basis, every government’s priority is focused on protecting the health and well-being of its citizens; while simultaneously doing whatever possible to help an economy that has been devastated since the lockdown.
Photo of Toronto in the summer

Queen's Park Update: Summer 2020

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If you thought the last few months of politics at Queen’s Park were a blur, you’re not alone

Ford shuffles cabinet for a fresh start

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Peter Seemann comments on the Ford government's cabinet shuffle of June 20th, 2019.

PC Convention 2018

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Peter Seemann discusses his experience at the November 28th Ontario PC AGM in Toronto.

Undoing What Was Done: Ontario FES 2018

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Adrian Macaulay analyses the Ontario 2018 Fall Economic Statement, highlighting the purpose of the FES, this year's major announcements, and criticism to date.