MLI experts available to comment on Supreme Court’s carbon tax ruling

OTTAWA, ON (March 25, 2021): In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the carbon tax – the cornerstone policy in the federal government’s efforts to combat climate change – is in fact constitutional. Experts from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute are available to comment on this landmark decision. The following experts are… Continue reading MLI experts available to comment on Supreme Court’s carbon tax ruling

The Rocky Road Ahead for Linear Infrastructure Development in Canada: New MLI Paper

OTTAWA, ON (January 28, 2021): The Biden administration’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline has brought renewed focus on the continuing troubles in Canada’s oil and gas sector and its lagging efforts at pipeline development. Indeed, there are worrying signs that other forms of linear infrastructure could prove equally difficult to complete. MLI’s latest publication,… Continue reading The Rocky Road Ahead for Linear Infrastructure Development in Canada: New MLI Paper

COVID-19 and the Forgotten Freedoms of Assembly and Association: Nnaemeka Ezeani and Dwight Newman for Inside Policy

It is in emergencies that we see whether our deepest societal values mean anything, write Nnaemeka Ezeani and Dwight Newman. By Nnaemeka Ezeani and Dwight Newman, December 22, 2020 Government restrictions on various forms of gathering have bothered many Canadians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  While freedoms are subject to limits for appropriate policies to protect… Continue reading COVID-19 and the Forgotten Freedoms of Assembly and Association: Nnaemeka Ezeani and Dwight Newman for Inside Policy

The Charter’s forgotten fundamental freedoms: Brian Bird, Dwight Newman, & Derek Ross in Policy Options

We will diminish the scope of our admired Charter of Rights and Freedoms if we don’t make better use of the less familiar rights in Section 2, write Brian Bird, Dwight Newman, and Derek Ross. This article was originally published on Policy Options. By Brian Bird, Dwight Newman, and Derek Ross, June 16, 2020 In… Continue reading The Charter’s forgotten fundamental freedoms: Brian Bird, Dwight Newman, & Derek Ross in Policy Options

Pipeline Politics: Is Anyone Standing Up for the Federal Government? Dwight Newman and Joseph Quesnel in the Epoch Times

Federal leaders needs to assert clear federal authority on getting pipelines built in the national interest, write Dwight Newman and Joseph Quesnel. By Dwight Newman and Joseph Quesnel, October 11, 2019 It is constructive that some of the federal party candidates out campaigning are addressing Canada’s pipeline capacity problem. But many of them are not… Continue reading Pipeline Politics: Is Anyone Standing Up for the Federal Government? Dwight Newman and Joseph Quesnel in the Epoch Times

Shaky legal ground is crumbling under the federal carbon tax legislation: Dwight Newman in the National Post

The view that the carbon tax law is unconstitutional has received just as many votes as any particular view that it is, writes Dwight Newman. This article originally appeared in the print edition of the National Post.  By Dwight Newman, August 5, 2019 The carbon tax is in much more constitutional trouble than many realize.… Continue reading Shaky legal ground is crumbling under the federal carbon tax legislation: Dwight Newman in the National Post

The Trans Mountain battle is actually just beginning: Joseph Quesnel and Dwight Newman in the Toronto Sun

The battle is just beginning for the Trans Mountain expansion project. Joseph Quesnel and Dwight Newman write that Canada’s vital economic interests are at stake. By Joseph Quesnel and Dwight Newman, June 25, 2019 The federal cabinet’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a significant development for the project. But this is… Continue reading The Trans Mountain battle is actually just beginning: Joseph Quesnel and Dwight Newman in the Toronto Sun

Bill C-262 is flawed, and the Senate cannot rush its work: Dwight Newman and John Major in the Globe

Implementing the vision of UNDRIP is vital, but Bill C-262 needs improvement, write Dwight Newman and John Major. By Dwight Newman and John Major, June 10, 2019 Bill C-262, a law that would launch a process to harmonize Canadian laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), is currently before the… Continue reading Bill C-262 is flawed, and the Senate cannot rush its work: Dwight Newman and John Major in the Globe

Newman, Major warn of serious issues with C-262

OTTAWA, ON (June 4, 2019): The Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is currently considering Bill C-262, which aims to bring Canadian laws into harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). MLI Munk Senior Fellow Dwight Newman will be testifying before the Senate Standing Committee on the proposed legislation on June 4 at… Continue reading Newman, Major warn of serious issues with C-262

Freeland named MLI Policy-Maker of the Year in December issue of Inside Policy

OTTAWA, ON (December 18, 2018): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to name Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland as Policy-Maker of the Year in the December edition of its national magazine, Inside Policy. Freeland managed a range of difficult foreign policy issues in 2018, from hard-nosed negotiations with the Trump administration to growing tensions with Russia… Continue reading Freeland named MLI Policy-Maker of the Year in December issue of Inside Policy