June’s Lobbying Landscape

House Recessed for the Summer The Spring legislative session wrapped up a week early, and the House is on summer break until October 21st – more than a month later than the Parliamentary Calendar indicates. Committees will continue their work over the summer. The Political Landscape – Ontario Polling The latest polling from the beginning…

The Political Landscape

Polling from Abacus data in February showed Premier Ford and his PC Party were back up to 41%. After Bonnie Crombie won the leadership on December 2nd last year, Ford’s PCs dropped from 42% to 38%. February’s poll indicates that the Premier has returned to safe majority territory. The Liberals received a boost after Crombie…

The Lobbying Landscape & CEDA’s Role

The Ontario government has spent the last few months largely pre-occupied with self-inflicted challenges. Premier Ford has staked his government’s success on a promise to add 1.5 million homes to the housing supply over the next decade. He announced initiatives such as strong mayor powers for 49 municipalities, and housing targets for 50+ municipalities, but…

What Has CEDA Done for You Lately?

One of the most intangible aspects of your CEDA membership is management of the Ontario Farm Implements Act and its Regulation 123/06. Not only does this apply to ensuring manufacturers and distributors are in compliance, but it also includes extensive government lobbying and requesting amendments to the legislation and regulation when they are necessary. Since…