Ontario Cabinet Shuffle

On Thursday, June 6th, Premier Doug Ford shuffled his cabinet, appointing 36 ministers, the largest in Ontario history. These changes continue to fuel speculation of an early election in the province, with new portfolios narrowing in on the government’s critical focus areas. A full list of the new appointments is below. NEW APPOINTMENTS NOTABLE CHANGES […]

Federal Budget Executive Summary 2024

Following weeks of housing, affordability, and defence announcements, the Trudeau government has unveiled Budget 2024: Fairness for Every Generation. Since summer 2024, the federal liberals have upped their focus on young Canadians who feel that they can’t catch a break and their parents who are concerned about their children and grandchildren’s success and prosperity. Deputy […]

Saskatchewan Budget 2024-25 Overview

KEY NUMBERS CONTEXT The Government of Saskatchewan’s 2024 budget, the seventh under Finance Minister Donna Harpauer, is called “Classrooms, Communities and Care.” As the title indicates, the biggest areas of investment are health care (approximately 40% of budget expenses) and education (approximately 22% of budget expenses). The new budget contains Saskatchewan’s largest-ever increase in school […]

Alberta Update: March 15, 2024

This Week New legislation: Outside of budget-related bills, new legislation introduced this week includes: Premier meets with Prime Minister: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Smith met in Calgary. The meeting included a discussion on the impact of the federal carbon tax on inflation, affordability, and sustained higher interest rates. The Premier also reiterated Alberta’s commitment to carbon neutrality […]

Alberta Update: March 8, 2024

This Week Improving Alberta’s grid: As part of a larger effort to modernize the electricity system, a new act was proclaimed aiming to help the electricity system adapt to new technologies. The act allows businesses to build more energy storage and more on-site power generation with the option to sell excess power to the grid. It is part […]

Alberta Update: March 1, 2024

This Week Budget 2024: Yesterday, the Government of Alberta released its 2024 Budget. Under the title “A Responsible Plan for a Growing Province,” the budget from Alberta’s United Conservative is a balanced budget with a $367 million surplus and a focus on long-term stability. It includes key commitments in health and skills training. Our team at Wellington Advocacy has pulled together an […]