Winston Churchill and the 12 Ineffable Qualities of Leadership: Bob Plamondon for Inside Policy

The greatest man of the 20th century has plenty to teach today’s politicians, writes Bob Plamondon. By Bob Plamondon, April 23, 2021 Whatever you think about ideology, policy and politics, few would debate that very little gets done without leadership. A good case in point is Louis St-Laurent, who was the cover feature of a… Continue reading Winston Churchill and the 12 Ineffable Qualities of Leadership: Bob Plamondon for Inside Policy

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

How St-Laurent helped achieve universal hospital insurance: Gregory P. Marchildon for Inside Policy

The St-Laurent government exercised leadership in continuing to drive forward a longer-term policy agenda that improved the country, writes Gregory P. Marchildon. This article appeared in the latest issue of Inside Policy. By Gregory P. Marchildon, April 8, 2021 What constitutes effective political leadership in a decentralized federation? This is a question to which I… Continue reading How St-Laurent helped achieve universal hospital insurance: Gregory P. Marchildon for Inside Policy

St-Laurent and the Revitalization of Rural Canada: Ken Coates for Inside Policy

With a growing chasm between rural and urban Canada, and between Central Canada and the north and west, we can look to St-Laurent for inspiration to bring this country together, writes Ken Coates. This article appeared in the latest issue of Inside Policy. By Ken Coates, April 8, 2021 Before the Second World War, rural… Continue reading St-Laurent and the Revitalization of Rural Canada: Ken Coates for Inside Policy

Pipelines and National Prosperity under the St-Laurent Government: Ken Coates for Inside Policy

Canada has lost, as a nation, the “can-do” spirit that exemplified the St-Laurent years, writes Ken Coates. We need a better sense of urgency, possibility and optimism. This article appeared in the latest issue of Inside Policy. By Ken Coates, April 7, 2021 The regional pipeline debates of the 2010s – Northern Gateway, Keystone XL,… Continue reading Pipelines and National Prosperity under the St-Laurent Government: Ken Coates for Inside Policy

St-Laurent’s Diplomacy – The Case of Newfoundland: David MacKenzie for Inside Policy

Louis St-Laurent was the leading Canadian behind the achievement of union with Newfoundland, writes David MacKenzie. This article is a part of MLI’s latest issue of Inside Policy where MLI’s authors and experts draw inspiration from Louis St-Laurent, who offers salient lessons on how to govern successfully and accomplish a great many things in times of crisis.… Continue reading St-Laurent’s Diplomacy – The Case of Newfoundland: David MacKenzie for Inside Policy

Inside Policy: The Legacy of Louis St-Laurent – When governments got things done

OTTAWA, ON (March 31, 2021): Canada seems to have forgotten how to get things done, from pipelines to vaccine development. In our latest issue of Inside Policy, MLI’s authors and experts draw inspiration from Louis St-Laurent, the post-war Liberal prime minister who offers salient lessons on how to govern successfully and accomplish a great many… Continue reading Inside Policy: The Legacy of Louis St-Laurent – When governments got things done

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

What Does it Mean to be a Black Conservative? Jamil Jivani on TVO’s The Agenda

 Do Black voters generally lean toward liberal ideologies? MLI Senior Fellow Jamil Jivani joined TVO’s The Agenda alongside noted Canadian Black Conservatives to dispel that concept.  The panel discusses ideology, racism, identity politics and how conservative politics might be the ideal place for Black Canadians to cast their votes.

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