The Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy (MLI) exists to make poor quality public policy unacceptable in Ottawa. We will achieve this goal by proposing thoughtful alternatives to Canadians and their political and opinion leaders through non-partisan and independent research and commentary.

Reaching these goals requires human and financial resources. We are grateful for financial support from a variety of foundations, corporations and individuals. Support that allows us to:

  • continue our ambitious research program which covers all facets of federal public policy.
  • publish our research material so that all Canadians can learn about, read, hear and see innovative policy suggestions for the future.
  • stage events that bring Canadians and their public policy leaders into contact with one another as we all try to build a better Canada.

All donations will be eligible for charitable receipts.

  • If you prefer, you can send a donation cheque to:
    The Macdonald-Laurier Institute,
    323 Chapel St, Suite 300
    Ottawa, ON
    K1N 7Z2

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Thank you for supporting the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is a registered charitable institution for educational purposes in Canada and the United States. It is Canada’s only truly national public policy think tank based in Ottawa and it is rigorously independent and non-partisan, as symbolized by its name. Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier were two outstanding and long-serving former prime ministers who represent the best of Canada’s distinguished political tradition. A Tory and a Grit, an English-speaker and a French-speaker, each of them championed the values that led to the creation of Canada and its emergence as one of the world’s leading democracies and a place where people may live in peace and freedom under the rule of law.