B.C. Budget 2023: Premier Eby swings for the fences

by Jeffrey Ferrier

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs + Advocacy
March 1, 2023

B.C. Budget 2023: Premier Eby swings for the fences

When David Eby became B.C.’s Premier in November, politics was in flux. It was a time for new mayors and councils across B.C., elected by voters frustrated with a political status quo that saw little progress on the big issues facing people and communities. John Horgan may have been a popular premier, but even the … Read more

The House Returns: Ford Government Sets the Agenda

With the Ontario legislature resuming Tuesday after the holiday break, the Ford government swiftly introduced significant new legislation, inked important healthcare deals, and announced the release of the 2023 budget. As for the opposition parties, a new leader is in, and a potential new leader is out. Here is what we learned in the first … Read more

Coming This Spring: A New Mayor for Toronto

On the evening of Friday, February 10, from a podium at City Hall, Mayor John Tory announced to the city his resignation as mayor and apologized for a months-long, as he called it, inappropriate relationship with a former staffer throughout 2022. Within a few hours of the story breaking in the Toronto Star Friday night, … Read more

H+K Strengthens Federal Public Affairs Team with Stuart Barnable

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s leading public relations and public affairs firm, is proud to announce the addition of Stuart Barnable as Senior Account Director, Public Affairs, to its team in Ottawa. A knowledgeable and skilled political advisor, Stuart brings extensive operational and communications experience through his work on various municipal, provincial and federal political campaigns. For … Read more

Let’s Make Government Boring Again

This afternoon, Alberta Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani delivered the Speech from the Throne, detailing the agenda of the new Danielle Smith led UCP for the upcoming legislative session. Defying expectations built over many months – arguably over many years – the text was notably low-key, the messages carefully measured and clearly targeted at tempering the … Read more

Mapping Influence: How Influencer Marketing Drives Brand Love and Sales

The future of influencer marketing is bright. That was the resounding messaging at the WPP Open event in Toronto in early October, where H+K facilitated a lively conversation with industry-leading experts about the current and future state of the industry. With voices from top-tier creator management, platforms like Snapchat and TikTok and a veteran consumer … Read more

Saskatchewan has What the World Needs

Yesterday, Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor, Russ Mirasty, delivered the Speech from the Throne outlining the government’s goals, objectives, and priorities as they kick off the fall legislative session. In the weeks leading up to the speech and with the highest polling among Canada’s Premiers, Premier Scott Moe had indicated his intent to seek more provincial autonomy … Read more

The New Team

Nearly two weeks after being sworn-in as Alberta’s 19th Premier, Danielle Smith announced her new Cabinet. Breaking with tradition by first having one-on-one conversations with every MLA and hosting a caucus retreat, Smith announced a Cabinet that features both continuity and some notable change. Smith’s Cabinet consists of 24 Ministers who will be supported by … Read more