The coming Parliament

Canadians have spoken.

Unwilling to give any federal party the power that comes with a parliamentary majority, Canada’s political leaders will have to work together to move agendas forward and get anything done.

Party leaders of all stripes are doing post-mortems on their campaigns.

What worked, what didn’t – it will all be dissected and analyzed in minute detail.

That work will continue for months.

But federal leaders and their teams must also look ahead.

The Prime Minister this week said he will unveil his new Cabinet November 20th.

A Speech from the Throne will follow.

And Parliament will resume sitting.

That’s where the certainty ends.

For many parliamentarians, this will be their first time in a minority context.

It’s uncharted, complex, volatile territory.

The governing stakes are high. One misstep, and it’s game over.

For organizations of all sizes and across sectors, there’s opportunity to be seized.

In the absence of a formal coalition, the government must secure support from at least one other party to maintain power: issue-by-issue, bill-by-bill.

Parties will look for causes to support and initiatives to back that have broad, mass appeal.

Smart politicos are also already thinking ahead to next platforms.

Because the reality of minority Parliaments is this: the next election campaign could be right around the corner.

Is your organization on political radars? Should it be? If so, what’s your plan? We can help. Get in touch today.

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