Indeed, every year, expectations – from industries and sectors, municipalities and regions, organizations, and indeed individuals – are created solely on the basis of the budget’s approval, leading to disillusionment when promised measures are not implemented on schedule or at all.
It’s a stressful time, but there are steps you can take to make it easier. At Delphic Research, this is what we do on behalf of our clients.
When it comes to anticipating what’s in today’s federal budget and what it might mean for healthcare in Canada, the stage has largely been set by decisions already taken. Surprises are likely to be few or nonexistent.
The soap opera drama that has been unfolding over at the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) seems to have taken another wild plot twist in what may, in fact, turn out to be the season cliffhanger.
Far from being a showdown, recent messaging from federal representatives suggest that a significant increase in the Canadian Health Transfer ($45.9B in 2020-21) is now a given
In the final week leading up to the Ontario election, a curious controversy suddenly emerged. Many Ontario residents began to argue that the Government of Ontario, under Premier Doug Ford, is shifting the provincial health care system towards privatization and for-profit clinics.
The Patent Act and its associated Patented Medicines Regulations require all patentees to file information about the sale of their medications in Canada, information which the PMRPB uses to discharge its mandate on patented drug pricing as well as for its analytical work.
With only one week until the election, the campaign period is picking up steam every day. But what is the point of all this? If there is no clear majority come the time of the election, who will become Prime Minister? What happens if the leader of the party with the most seats can’t make a convincing case that they could withstand a test of confidence in the House of Commons?
Delphic breaks down the history of minority governments in Canada. While there is no clear recipe when it comes to landing a majority government, past Prime Ministers’ trials and successes illustrate that election timing can be pivotal to determining who will win the next election. Tune in to hear how, in a minority government, the ability to choose when an election will fall is at both the government and the official opposition’s disposal.
Canada is no stranger to snap elections, and many expected the minority government to call an election before their term was up. Heading into an ominous, Delta variant-driven fourth wave and only two years into this government's mandate – the circumstances surrounding this election are unprecedented on the federal stage.
Budget 2021 will be one of the most scrutinized and important fiscal templates delivered by any finance minister in Canadian history.
After a six-week recess, Parliament is back with the House of Commons to resume sitting on January 25th and the Senate returning on February 2nd.
After a swift campaign period of 37 days, voters in Toronto Centre and York Centre headed to the polls for the 2020 federal by-elections. No seats will be changing parties as both Toronto Centre and York Centre have elected Liberals Marci Ien and Ya’ara Saks, respectively. But the short campaign was anything but boring including a nail-bitting election night for York Centre. Here are the highlights.
Human challenge trials, if successful, could accelerate the development of vaccines worldwide. Given the rate at which COVID-19 has spread, the faster populations can be immunized, the more lives can be saved. Moreover, the availability of multiple vaccines would lessen the pressure on one supply chain and allow for greater dissemination of the vaccine.
Data from the Canadian Institute of Health Information report deaths in long-term care made up over 80 percent of Canada's COVID-related deaths, twice the average of other developed nations.
Getting Out the Vote (GOTV) is one of the most critical objectives of any campaign: convincing voters to leave their homes and come vote for your candidate on election day. But the challenges presented by COVID-19 have upended traditional GOTV strategy, forcing countless political strategists to consider other means of mobilizing voters.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted unprecedented action worldwide in combating its pervasive spread. While innovative pharmaceutical companies and civil society work together to expedite a safe and effective vaccine, government and medical organizations look to alternative measures to track, contain, and mitigate virus spread.
With Bill Morneau (former Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre) and Michael Levitt (former Member of Parliament for York Centre) having stepped down from their parliamentary duties, a by-election in the ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre are required, no later than six months after each individuals’ last days.
Today represents a special day, not only for me, but for the entire team at Delphic Research Group. We also hope it marks a special day for anyone working in public affairs here in Canada because a desire to be of service to you has been our core driver and principal source of motivation. Going forward, our focus on serving you, our customer, will continue to be the lodestar that guides us towards constant improvement and innovation.