Bill C-10: A Full Blown Assault on Free Expression

 Far from preserving democracy, Bill C-10, as proposed, “doesn’t just infringe on free expression, it constitutes a full-blown assault upon it and, through it, the foundations of democracy.” As MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley argues in the video above, assuming C-10’s passage, all communication on the Internet in Canada will take place only… Continue reading Bill C-10: A Full Blown Assault on Free Expression

A letter from Canada – we’re handling COVID worse than you: Brian Lee Crowley and Richard Audas in the Spectator

The situation feels worse now than it did at the outset of the pandemic, write Brian Lee Crowley and Richard Audas in the Spectator. By Brian Lee Crowley and Richard Audas, May 5, 2021  Dear Americans, We’re Canadian and, yes, we’re sorry. No, this time we mean it. You likely hadn’t noticed, but Canada has… Continue reading A letter from Canada – we’re handling COVID worse than you: Brian Lee Crowley and Richard Audas in the Spectator

WHO report on COVID-19 origins lacks credibility due to China

Investigations need to be independent in order to be credible, and it’s time for a truly independent, international investigation of the origins of COVID-19. We need this for the purposes of public health, and we need this for the purposes of justice and accountability. Learn more here.

Think Canada’s pandemic response was better than the US? Think again

The COVID Misery Index provides us with many examples of countries that have more effectively balanced risk and benefit, protecting their citizens’ health and wellbeing, than Canada during the pandemic. One of the biggest barriers to health care reform in Canada has been the complacent belief that at least we are better than the Americans.… Continue reading Think Canada’s pandemic response was better than the US? Think again

Should Canada sever ties with the monarchy? No: Brian Lee Crowley and Patrice Dutil in the Toronto Star

While the Crown is not perfect and does not rule in Canada, it is above partisanship, symbolizing the unity of the nation. This makes the monarchy a deeply authentic part of Canada’s political heritage and of its political culture of stability, peace, order, (fairly) good government, write Brian Lee Crowley and Patrice Dutil in the… Continue reading Should Canada sever ties with the monarchy? No: Brian Lee Crowley and Patrice Dutil in the Toronto Star

One Year with COVID-19: Brian Lee Crowley on Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden

MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley joined Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 a year later and the egregious failures of the Chinese government to prevent the pandemic from happening. As Crowley explains, despite the pandemic first emerging in Wuhan, China, the Chinese Communist Party “did not fulfill their… Continue reading One Year with COVID-19: Brian Lee Crowley on Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden

Canada’s Fall Fiscal Update – Costly, Ineffective, and Misguided: Brian Lee Crowley

 Philip Cross’s recent labour market report is a warning about the recklessness of Ottawa putting narrow and contentious political goals above the rehabilitation of our devastated economy. The latest Fall Economic Update shows a federal government doubling down on a radical economic strategy that has proven costly, ineffective, and ultimately, misguided. As MLI’s Managing… Continue reading Canada’s Fall Fiscal Update – Costly, Ineffective, and Misguided: Brian Lee Crowley

Nation Building: Canada 2.0 – Brian Lee Crowley at the Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum

On November 27, MLI Managing Director Dr. Brian Lee Crowley participated in the Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum. The topic of discussion was Nation Building: Canada 2.0, and Dr. Crowley spoke specifically about Alberta’s place in confederation and the value of institutional reform (or, lack thereof) in terms of resolving the issues facing Alberta.… Continue reading Nation Building: Canada 2.0 – Brian Lee Crowley at the Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum

Are urban planners making cities unlivable? Yes: Brian Lee Crowley in the Toronto Star

The polices of urban planners are making life increasingly more difficult for people to live in cities in the way they want to, which for most people is to own a home and drive a car, writes Brian Lee Crowley in the Toronto Star.  By Brian Lee Crowley, November 30, 2020 Evan Siddall, the head… Continue reading Are urban planners making cities unlivable? Yes: Brian Lee Crowley in the Toronto Star

JSGS Public Lecture – Gardeners vs. Designers: Understanding the Great Fault Line in Canadian Politics

 MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley joined the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy to discuss his latest book Gardeners vs. Designers: Understanding the Great Fault Line in Canadian Politics. “My book calls on Canadians to reimagine this nation’s politics by sharply redefining the main fault line at the heart of our politics,”… Continue reading JSGS Public Lecture – Gardeners vs. Designers: Understanding the Great Fault Line in Canadian Politics