A Guide to Crisis Communications

Flagship Solutions is pleased to be contributing a series of articles to Charity Village’s website and Village Vibes readers, offering small businesses and not-for-profit organizations some useful tips to help advance their strategies. In this article, we provide a guide to crisis…

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Summer (comms!) Cleaning

The lazy, hazy days of summer are finally here – welcome to Summer 2016! While most of us think longingly of paddling, gardening, beaches and setting up our out-of-office signatures – the 24/7 communications world never stops. Summer is a…

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Ferries now eligible for infrastructure funding

Infrastructure Canada Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced, today, changes to the infrastructure funding program.  The changes will allow ferry operators to make important strategic investments in their fleet and other capital projects.  Canadians will be well served.  Our client, the Canadian…

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Tariffs removed on passenger vessels

Pleased to see that the federal government removed its tariff on the import of passenger vessels under 129 metres in its 2016 budget.  That was a measure that our client, the Canadian Ferry Operators Association, advocated for since 2012.  This…

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Budget season is here!

On March 22nd, politicos and journalists will be on the edge of their seats waiting for the first budget of the new Liberal government.  And, while we all know what will drive the nightly news and newspaper headlines the following…

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Time of Year for Last Minute Requests

  For groups and individuals looking to secure government funding, now is potentially the most important time of year. Although it is essential to watch for and have an idea of when funding programs are having intakes, there is one…

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Canada Summer Jobs Grant

The deadline for the popular Canada Summer Jobs Grant is just around the corner.  Applications must be received by March 11th 2016.  This is a great application that helps both non-profits (100% of minimum wage) and private businesses (50% of…

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Here We Go Again

Early next week, the provincial government in British Columbia will return to Victoria, the provincial capital, to begin a new sitting of the house.  This will be initiated by a Speech from the Throne scheduled on February 9th.  Here’s what…

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Pre-Budget Consultations

It’s that time of the year once again. After the holiday and New Year’s celebrations are over with, the pre-budget consultation season begins. The House of Commons may still be on its winter break, but the government is hard at…

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