Lobbying and municipal relations: proactive strategies to avoid going back to square one

Elections typically bring changes, some expected, others not. The recent municipal elections across Quebec were no different. Now, after a campaign that lasted 40 days, give or take, the face of Quebec’s municipal teams has changed. Read more

We’re onto something: Marijuana

The consultation process related to the legalization of cannabis was launched in early June by Public Health Minister, Lucie Charlebois. An experts’ forum will be held on June 19 and 20, and regional public consultations will take place in August and September. An thorough debate including diverse perspectives can be expected. Read more

It’s Time to Think About the 2018-2019 Federal Budget

You may want to start drafting your wish list for the 2018–2019 federal budget because the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance launched its pre-budget consultation process ten days ago. This year, Members of Parliament want to hear about ways to increase the productivity and the competitiveness of the Canadian economy. Read more

Municipal Elections: Join the Conversation Now!

Although the municipal election campaign officially begins only at the end of September, political organizations are already at work drafting programs, issuing platforms, training candidates and building networks of contacts. This is when candidates and parties form their opinions on the issues that may become campaign themes. Read more

Proposed cannabis legislation: Plenty of work in store for Quebec

On April 13, the federal government tabled the highly-anticipated and historic bill to legalize cannabis. Given the legislative process and inter-government negotiations in the offing, it’s hardly surprising that the bill leaves so much to be determined, such as permissible concentrations, the federal excise tax percentage, prices, and what information can and must be provided to consumers.

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