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Grit & Glory: The Power of Story at Pyeongchang 2018

Grit & Glory: The Power of Story at Pyeongchang 2018

Posted Friday, February 23, 2018


If you’ve been keeping up with the 2018 Winter Olympics, you probably have one favourite athlete (or several) - and not only because of their skills. Connor Doane, an intern at NATIONAL’s Calgary office, explores how powerful personal narratives connect us to the athletes at Pyeongchang.

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Women Inspiring Leaders: Misogyny and System Failure

Women Inspiring Leaders: Misogyny and System Failure

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jane Taber


On February 21, as part of its Women Inspiring Leaders series, NATIONAL welcomed investigative reporter Robyn Doolittle and criminology professor Holly Johnson as they spoke frankly to about 100 women about the challenges of researching sexual assault and how the crime is handled by our justice system. NATIONAL’s VP of Public Affairs, Jane Taber shares some of the learnings from the discussions, which while illuminating and disturbing, are not without hope.

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BC Budget 2018 Makes Big Investments in Child Care and Housing

BC Budget 2018 Makes Big Investments in Child Care and Housing

Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Michael Goehring, Matt MacInnis, Nicole Paul


Yesterday the BC NDP tabled their first full budget since forming a minority government last year. The balanced budget introduces a ‘made-in-BC’ child care plan, new measures to rein in housing affordability and action to eliminate MSP premiums. Read the complete analysis by NATIONAL's Public Affairs team in Vancouver.

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Our favourite creativity kick-starters from the NATIONAL Calgary Studio

Our favourite creativity kick-starters from the NATIONAL Calgary Studio

Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018

Howie Thomson, Patrick Breton, Stephen Delisle, Jennifer DeMinico, Maddie Alvarez


Behind all the design work that comes from NATIONAL, there’s one of our experienced creative team members at work. So where do our designers find inspiration for the creative solutions we’re known for? Get to know the design team at NATIONAL Calgary, and their go-to tools for their favourite projects.

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Housing and Child Care Affordability Headline B.C. Throne Speech

Housing and Child Care Affordability Headline B.C. Throne Speech

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Michael Goehring, Matt MacInnis, Nicole Paul


A week before B.C. Premier Horgan’s NDP government unveils its first full budget, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon delivered the Speech from the Throne yesterday to share government’s plans for the upcoming year. NATIONAL’s Vancouver experts share their analysis.

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Understanding the New Federal Impact Assessment Process

Understanding the New Federal Impact Assessment Process

Posted Friday, February 9, 2018


Yesterday morning, after almost two years of consultation and development, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, introduced Bill C-69 “An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts” to Parliament. NATIONAL's experts in Ottawa share the highlights and implications of this important announcement.

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