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NDP Releases Full Platform Ahead of Election Campaign
April 28, 2022
On Monday, the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) unveiled their campaign platform, “Strong. Ready. Working For You.” making it the first party out of the gate to release its platform for the 2022 election. The platform touches on many of the issues deemed as priority by Ontarians over the last four years. An alternative viewpoint is that the platform has something for everyone.
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Ontario Budget 2022 Analysis: The Campaign (Un)Officially Begins
April 28, 2022
This afternoon the Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, delivered what is billed as Ontario’s 2022-2023 Budget; but in reality, it serves as the basis of the Ontario PC Party’s campaign platform. Titled “Ontario’s Plan to Build”, the 241-page document is broken down into five sections (excluding the fiscally-focused chapters)
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Updates on the Government of Ontario’s Energy Transition Policy
April 22, 2022
As we approach the end of their four year-mandate, this past week has seen three substantive developments on the Government of Ontario’s policy approach to the energy transition, specifically concerning electricity pricing for Class B customers, expansion of the net-metering framework, and establishment of a new expert panel on our future energy needs.
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GLOBE Forum’s First Municipal Program: Opportunities for Industry Stakeholders in Local Climate Action
April 19, 2022
The GLOBE Forum is GLOBE Series’ biennial business summit, connecting Canadian sustainability leaders and innovators in government and industry. This year, through a first-of-its-kind partnership, GLOBE Series and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities joined forces to develop a new, municipal focused, GLOBE Forum program stream: Local Solutions to Net Zero.
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#ONelxn2022 Series: The Impact on Municipalities and Why It Matters
April 18, 2022
With all eyes on the provincial election in June, the Ontario municipal elections can easily be overlooked, although they are only 189 days away (as of April 18, 2022). The two election cycles are deeply intertwined and provincial campaign promises, issues picked-up in the press, and particularly the final election results on June 2, 2022, will all impact Ontario’s municipalities and influence voters this fall.
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