Saunders and Mansur debate Muslim Immigration

On February 27, 2014, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute organized a debate on the resolution “Muslim immigration is no threat to Canada or the West” between Doug Saunders arguing for this statement and Salim Mansur arguing against it. If you missed this debate from our Great Canadian Debate Series, you can read the synopsis from the Globe… Continue reading Saunders and Mansur debate Muslim Immigration

MLI Commentary: It’s time to end the neglect of Canada’s ‘provincial Norths’

Macdonald-Laurier Institute senior fellow Ken Coates and Prof. Greg Poelzer draw attention to a vast region of the country that has been politically marginalized OTTAWA, April 24, 2014 – Spare a thought for the “provincial Norths”. An enormous region of this country is politically marginalized, with social and economic problems unheard of in southern Canada,… Continue reading MLI Commentary: It’s time to end the neglect of Canada’s ‘provincial Norths’

Commentary by Brian Lee Crowley: Why Health Care’s Broken and How to Fix It

MLI Managing Director lays bare the failures of central planning and federal ‘leadership’ to point the way to the inevitable reform of medicare OTTAWA, March 20, 2014 – Canadians love to think that this country has “the best health care system in the world”, even though that is quite obviously not the case. But it… Continue reading Commentary by Brian Lee Crowley: Why Health Care’s Broken and How to Fix It

MLI Straight Talk with Jeanne Flemming: Following the money to the bad guys

Former FINTRAC director explains the dangers of organized crime, and how we can better use financial transactions data to stop it OTTAWA, MARCH 13, 2014 – Canadians are “extraordinarily naïve” about the dangers of organized crime in this country, according to Jeanne Flemming, former director of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, or… Continue reading MLI Straight Talk with Jeanne Flemming: Following the money to the bad guys

Brian Lee Crowley in the Globe – Auto subsidy debate ignores the real problem: Ontario’s economy

Writing in the Globe and Mail, MLI’s managing director Brian Lee Crowley describes the problems with subsidising an automotive company. “Governments that want to attract major manufacturing investment must therefore expend money and effort, but they can do so wisely or foolishly”, writes Crowley. BRIAN LEE CROWLEY, MARCH 7, 2014 Even if the request has… Continue reading Brian Lee Crowley in the Globe – Auto subsidy debate ignores the real problem: Ontario’s economy

Great Canadian Debate Commentary: “Muslim Immigration is no threat to Canada or the West”

In the Globe and Mail Doug Saunders writes about the Great Canadian Debate that took place on February 27, 2014 in Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum between himself and Salim Mansur. Read their opening statements and find out where you stand on the subject of “Muslim immigration is no threat to Canada or the West”… Continue reading Great Canadian Debate Commentary: “Muslim Immigration is no threat to Canada or the West”

Ottawa Citizen’s Robert Sibley covers the Great Canadian Debate on “Muslim immigration is no threat to Canada or the West”

Ottawa Citizen’s Robert Sibley covers the Great Canadian Debate on “Muslim immigration is no threat to Canada or the West” from the perspective of a private citizen. In his blog article entitled “Great Debate – Mansur versus Saunders on Muslim immigration” he describes the debate in great detail. If you missed the CPAC airing of… Continue reading Ottawa Citizen’s Robert Sibley covers the Great Canadian Debate on “Muslim immigration is no threat to Canada or the West”

MLI Straight Talk on unemployment insurance reform with Sven Otto Littorin (Part 2 of 2)

Former Swedish Employment Minister talks about how he achieved serious unemployment insurance reform, which holds lessons for Canada OTTAWA, March 4 – When Sven Otto Littorin was a minister in the Swedish government, he oversaw a major overhaul of social services. He sat down with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute recently to share his views about the… Continue reading MLI Straight Talk on unemployment insurance reform with Sven Otto Littorin (Part 2 of 2)

Crowley in the Citizen: Saving the elephant

Writing in the Ottawa Citizen, managing director Brian Lee Crowley discusses the issue of the illegal ivory trade and how we could prevent the slaughtering of elephants. “Consider that there is not a single domesticated species in the world that is endangered. That is because there are people whose livelihood depends on the health and… Continue reading Crowley in the Citizen: Saving the elephant

MLI Commentary by Linda Nazareth: Economic windows are slamming shut

MLI Senior Fellow and author of Economorphics warns that aging populations can bring lower growth, restricted credit and more bear markets OTTAWA, February 27, 2014 – In a commentary paper released today by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, MLI senior fellow Linda Nazareth alerts Canadians to the impending end of favourable demographic conditions for economic growth. The… Continue reading MLI Commentary by Linda Nazareth: Economic windows are slamming shut