Navigating the Public Sector
Tactix is a strategic advisor to leading Canadian and Fortune 500 companies. Since 1996, Tactix’ highly skilled professionals have created innovative solutions to complex government relations threats and opportunities, helping clients achieve their business objectives and deliver results for shareholders. Tactix’ professionals know how governments make decisions. We know how those decisions are shaped and influenced. We also understand the constraints and opportunities presented when government charts a course of action. Corporate clients and industry associations count on Tactix’ team of seasoned professionals to help them navigate through Canada’s complex political and public affairs landscape – to get the decisions they need to succeed.
We know, we know. The next Ontario election is not until June 2018...
But, the reality is that fixed election dates have had an indelible and discernible effect on how governments govern and how political and policy decisions are made. From the moment a government is elected, all eyes remain firmly fixed on the date circled on the calendar four years hence. The April 27 budget, inherently a political document, represents the first step in the government’s two-step re-election plan, aimed squarely at June 7, 2018. This one is designed to prime the pump and set the stage for the second step: Budget 2018 – the Liberal’s de facto election platform.
The hallmark of old-fashioned who-you-know lobbying is using the number of meetings or the number of MPs attending a reception as the measurement of success. This can no longer be relied upon in 2016.Tactix' the Hon. Bryon Wilfert and Paul Hillier advise readers not to waste political capital, time or resources.
Reprinted with the permission of The Hill Times
“Legislation coming out of the Red Chamber is going to look less-and-less like the legislation going into it.”
The Hon. W. David Angus Chairman, Tactix
Read more in the Senator's article for iPolitics