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Sometimes you have to get meta. Undertaking research on thought leadership, with thought leaders, to have an end product which is in and of itself thought leadership is pretty fun conceptual gymnastics. That’s what we did at H+K in partnership with the Economist Group. Read More
Thomas Jefferson once said, “No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.” Today, however, the fourth estate is under threat like never before. Authoritarian leaders worldwide have declared war on the free press. According to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), 2016 saw 259 journalists jailed and 28 killed on the job worldwide. Read More
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word ‘tweak’ can mean “make fine adjustments” or, more ominously, “pinch and twist sharply; pull with a sharp jerk.” It remains to be seen which of these definitions President Trump had in mind when he committed to “tweaking” the bilateral trade relationship that the United States enjoys with Canada. Read More
Great first date but Canadians divided on how Trudeau should approach Canada-U.S. relations under Donald Trump
Not long after Donald Trump was elected we surveyed Canadians about the impact they thought his ascendance would have in a wide range of areas. We also asked them for their advice on how our Prime Minister should deal with Mr. Trump. Read More
In his first week in office, President Trump not only began to implement his sweeping trade agenda he also signaled a willingness to impose a 20% border tax on imported goods from certain countries. In order to safeguard their interests, it will therefore be crucial for businesses to engage with private and public sector allies in both countries. Read More
Virtually non-existent until just a few years ago, the concept of “social acceptability” is well on its way to becoming a key condition of implementing any new project in a region. In today’s age of social media and unrestricted access to information, “citizen power” has become a very real thing. Read More
The Trudeau government came into power over a year ago. They were tasked with a duty to consult. And consult they did. Making history by running more than 450 consultations in a year. So I ask, what’s next? The government will have some big decisions to make going forward, translating recommendations into policy. Read More
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to cancel his plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos so he can undertake a cross-country tour and engage directly with Canadians is a symptom of a much larger and more troubling trend... Read More
When it comes to bare-knuckled political brutality, Mr. Trump makes Lyndon Johnson look like Mahatma Gandhi. This is very bad news for Canada, which occupies a position vis-à-vis the United States akin to that of a mouse sleeping next to an elephant. For Justin Trudeau, it will make 2017 the year of living dangerously.
So what can Mr. Trudeau do? Read More
So what can Mr. Trudeau do? Read More
Is there anything more traditionally Canadian than an old fashioned squabble between federal and provincial governments over healthcare transfers? Ever since Ottawa passed the Medical Care Act in 1966, heralding the start of modern Canadian Medicare, Premiers and Prime Ministers... Read More