Louis St-Laurent – Getting the Job Done: Patrice Dutil for Inside Policy

At a time when Canada has lost the ability to “get things done,” Louis St-Laurent’s record as prime minister and as a politician is worth remembering, writes Patrice Dutil. This article appeared in the latest issue of Inside Policy. By Patrice Dutil, April 9, 2021 As a teenager growing up in the 1970s, I often… Continue reading Louis St-Laurent – Getting the Job Done: Patrice Dutil for Inside Policy

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

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute Welcomes New Senior Fellow, Patrice Dutil

OTTAWA, ON (February 26, 2021): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to welcome Patrice Dutil as our newest Senior Fellow, covering issues including Canadian history, political tradition, and public administration. “Patrice Dutil brings an indispensable wealth of knowledge and bold thought leadership to the Institute,” says MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley. “He not only brings a… Continue reading The Macdonald-Laurier Institute Welcomes New Senior Fellow, Patrice Dutil

Looking at Sir John A. Macdonald Through Cracked Lenses: Patrice Dutil for Inside Policy

People - Sir John A. Macdonald. (1815-1891) National Archives of Canada/CP

Citizens who decry the casual dismissal of Canada’s first prime minister are the ones who genuinely value Canadian history, writes Patrice Dutil. By Patrice Dutil, February 16, 2021 It has been almost 30 years since anything like this has happened. One has to think back about the fury caused by the broadcasting of The Valour… Continue reading Looking at Sir John A. Macdonald Through Cracked Lenses: Patrice Dutil for Inside Policy

Sir John A’s defenders are fighting back: Patrice Dutil in the Toronto Sun

Macdonald is richly deserving of harsh assessments but many people have grown concerned that the criticism has gone too far. Macdonald is being measured against 21st century standards and both his intentions and his administration are being interpreted wrongly and, sometimes, dishonestly, writes Patrice Dutil. By Patrice Dutil, February 8, 2021 In the summer of… Continue reading Sir John A’s defenders are fighting back: Patrice Dutil in the Toronto Sun