Alberta 2020 Budget: Second Verse, Same as the First

by Jessica Conlin

Account Director
February 28, 2020

Alberta 2020 Budget: Second Verse, Same as the First

If Tuesday’s Throne Speech did one thing, it provided a brilliant foreshadow of what the 2020 Alberta budget would look like. Finance Minister and President of Treasury Board, Travis Toews delivered the 2020 budget, with the title of “A Plan for Jobs and the Economy” to the Legislature today. If it sounds like an accidental … Read more

Alberta Speech from the Throne 2020

Today, Premier Jason Kenney’s government delivered its second Speech from the Throne; read by Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell. The Good-Ship Kenney is staying the course. Today’s Throne Speech delivered continuity of the UCP platform; in a time of apparent political flux. The Kenney government brought some certainty of purpose to businesses and individuals. The 117-page, … Read more

Insight: B.C. Budget 2020

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James today delivered the New Democratic Government’s third balanced budget in Victoria. It once again focuses on this government’s three core priorities: making life more affordable, delivering the services British Columbians depend on, and building a sustainable economy. New spending was minimal as the Finance Minister focused on programs and spending … Read more

B.C. Speech from the Throne

41st Parliament 5th Session Speech from the Throne Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin read the minority New Democratic government’s fourth Speech from the Throne Tuesday afternoon at the British Columbia Legislature. This usually seamless and straightforward event was marked by protests on the legislature grounds where demonstrators are standing with members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation who … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Expands Digital Public Affairs Expertise with Michael Sauvé

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is pleased to welcome Michael Sauvé as Senior Account Director. He will bolster the already deep digital and campaign expertise in the Ottawa office with his experience in advocacy, opinion and behaviour change campaigns. “During the last election we saw the Liberal campaign excel in online platforms, showing a new level of … Read more

Ontario Launches Consultations on Expanding Cannabis Business Opportunities

On February 10, 2020, the Ontario government opened an online consultation aimed at improving choice and convenience for cannabis consumers, while enhancing the private sector’s ability to compete with and combat the illegal market. If implemented, proposed expanded business opportunities would facilitate the purchase and consumption of cannabis in specified social settings such as cafés, … Read more

A New Decade Focused on Environmental Issues in Quebec

The return of Parliament in Quebec marks the second year that the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government is at the helm of the province. Premier François Legault and his team continue to enjoy popular support and a high satisfaction rate. According to the most recent Léger survey published January 31, 2020, the CAQ received 42% … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies expands Western Canada team in Alberta

Addition of Vice President Darren Cunningham further strengthens team and client service offering Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is pleased to welcome Darren Cunningham as Vice President. Darren brings more than 20-years of experience in federal and provincial politics, public affairs, and communications with deep roots and connections in Alberta and across Western Canada. “With a strong … Read more