Government Relations and the Budget Lock-up: the Art of Voluntary Confinement

Every spring, hundreds of Canadian reporters and influencers go on a pilgrimage to capital cities for budget day. They hit the road at dawn and drive for hours to spend the day locked in a windowless room, without phone nor Internet access, to get a sneak preview of government finances. Sounds like a nightmare? Think again. In Quebec City as in Ottawa, it is THE day of the year. Octane Strategies’ team is a regular participant to this weirdly exciting event. Read more