A look inside the William decision

by H+K Canada

June 30, 2014

A look inside the William decision

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada issued what many agree is a landmark ruling for Aboriginal law. For the first time, the court granted Aboriginal title – roughly defined as legal ownership of land by a First Nation. The decision ends a complex legal battle that began in 1998 when the B.C.-based Tsilhqot’in fought … Read more

Doubts are traitors

Our doubts are traitors and cause us to miss the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. (Lucio to Isabella, Measure for Measure, Act 1, Scene 4) There isn’t much that can’t be explained by Shakespeare. A recent study from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism on the views of nearly 400 chief … Read more

A snapshot of the #ONpoli Twitter landscape post-cabinet shuffle

There were kudos aplenty floating around the #ONpoli Twittersphere this week once returning Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne shuffled her cabinet. However, as the “congratulations” and “congrats” flew long and loose, Premier Wynne was actually NOT the cabinet minister who received the single-most Twitter-based well wishes in the wake of her announcement. The Ontario public affairs … Read more

Q+A – Talia Ralph, food writer

Talia is a journalist and masters candidate in Food Systems at NYU. She currently reports for Heritage Radio Network and VICE Food, and is a summer Julia Child Fellow at Food52. She is also the editor-in-chief and co-founder of non-fiction magazine The Landing and has a food zine in the works. For more, check out … Read more

Ontario cabinet shuffle 2014

See the full list of Cabinet Ministers here. By the Numbers Total Cabinet Ministers – 27 (includes Premier) Women – 8 (29.6 per cent of the Cabinet) New Ministers – 4 (Steven Del Duca, Mitzie Hunter, Dipika Damerla, Helena Jaczek) Ministers that also served in Dalton McGuinty’s Cabinet – 12 (including Kathleen Wynne) Ministers that have only served in … Read more

World Cup 2014 – Work hard, watch hard

On June 23, Global Toronto was on the hunt for offices around town that are embracing World Cup fever, and stopped by to see our Toronto team’s “work hard, watch hard” philosophy in action. We’ve transformed one of our boardrooms into our official World Cup “viewing lounge” for the tournament. Flags, jerseys and national pride … Read more

H+K energy lead weighs in on environmental policy

On May 23 and 24, 2014, the Canadian International Council, together with the University of Ottawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies, invited some of Canada’s top thinkers and experienced industry practitioners to examine and discuss options for Canada’s future international strategies. The Ottawa Forum held 11 sessions that focused on important policy areas – each … Read more

Ontario election – Results

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL ELECTION RESULTS, JUNE 12, 2014 Results After an extremely tight race that no one felt they could call leading into election day, Ontario voters elected a Liberal majority government. This is the fourth consecutive term won by the Ontario Liberals, something that hasn’t been accomplished by a Liberal party in Ontario since the … Read more

Ontario election day – What the political parties are really doing

When the government fell on its Budget on May 2, each political party’s election machinery kicked into high gear. This included everything from setting up war rooms to the deployment of political staff to local campaigns to making preparations for Election Day (yes, this starts right away!) When it comes to Election Day preparation by … Read more

Week Five on the Ontario election trail

The media and the final days of the campaign: the fifth estate’s amplified role As the Ontario election enters its final stretch, the media will play an amplified role in shaping the outcome on E-day. With a sizeable number of undecided voters and with polls showing the Liberals and the PCs neck and neck and … Read more