Alberta Update: November 3, 2023

This Week Speech from the Throne: On Monday, the Legislature kicked off the fall session with the Speech from the Throne. Read the highlights from the Speech from the Throne here.  Legislation: 6 pieces of government legislation were introduced. These proposed bills include:   Protection from future tax hikes: Bill 1, the Alberta Taxpayer Protection Amendment Act, 2023, delivers on the government’s campaign promise that Albertans […]

Ontario Fall Economic Statement 2023: Building Ontario’s Economy for Today and Tomorrow

Ontario’s Fall Economic Statement (FES) reports on the province’s current fiscal environment and indicates the government’s future policy priorities.  The FES focuses on affordability measures and stimulating economic growth as Premier Ford seeks to reset his government’s narrative following months of falling public opinion due to the Greenbelt controversy.  Marit Stile’s NDP continues to pressure […]

Speech From the Throne

Return of the Alberta Legislature Alberta’s Legislature returned, kicking off a new session with a Speech from the Throne (click here to read the full 2023 speech). The opening speech focused on three particular areas: provincial rights, growth pressures, and affordability. The Throne Speech marks the first return of the Legislature since Premier Danielle Smith’s United […]

Return of the Saskatchewan Legislature

Return of the Saskatchewan Legislature The fourth session of Saskatchewan’s twenty-ninth Legislature will begin today following a Speech from the Throne. The session marks less than a year until the next provincial election in 2024.  Parental Rights Focus MLAs returned earlier this month, debating and passing Bill 137, An Act to amend The Education Act, 1995 […]

Alberta Update: October 20, 2023

This Week Improving access to healthcare: As one of the government’s top priorities, Minister LaGrange announced the adoption of several recommendations from the Modernizing Alberta’s Primary Health Care System (MAPS) report. These recommendations include creating a primary health care division within Alberta Health, increasing funding for family doctors and nurse practitioners, and introducing a payment system to […]

Premier Kinew Showcases Manitoba NDP Bench Strength with New 15-member Cabinet 

Yesterday, Wab Kinew was officially sworn- in as the Premier of Manitoba alongside his cabinet.   In addition to being the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and International Relations, Premier Kinew will also be responsible Indigenous reconciliation.  This is the first time in Manitoba a premier has taken on this additional role. Senator Murray Sinclair referred to […]