Canada should remain in the arms business, but tighten the rules: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (May 14, 2021):  Recent calls to limit Canada’s defence exports ignore important realities, including the major contribution our domestic arms industry makes to our defence and national security, to innovation and to jobs and the economy. In 2018, the Canadian defence industry contributed over $7 billion in GDP and generated almost 64,000 jobs… Continue reading Canada should remain in the arms business, but tighten the rules: New MLI Commentary

How Canada and its Allies Can Partner on an Indo-Pacific Strategy: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (April 16, 2021): Infrastructure development is sorely needed in the Indo-Pacific region to sustain growth among large and mid-sized economies alike. The Asian Development Bank estimates that more than US$25 trillion will be needed by 2030. The region also continues to evolve when it comes to trade and the importance of supply chains.… Continue reading How Canada and its Allies Can Partner on an Indo-Pacific Strategy: New MLI Commentary

A Way Forward, Part II: Defending human rights in China

OTTAWA, ON (April 15, 2021): The world is waking up to the nature of a crony capitalist enterprise operating as a government in charge of 1.3 billion Chinese people. But it has been an uphill challenge for defenders of human rights. The Chinese Communist Party has been successful in co-opting many of the political and… Continue reading A Way Forward, Part II: Defending human rights in China

Canada’s Indo-Pacific Moment: MLI Policy Brief by Jonathan Berkshire Miller

OTTAWA, ON (March 29, 2021): Successive Canadian governments have failed to lay out a clear strategy for Canada to develop a robust role in the Indo-Pacific, despite the undeniable importance of that region to our interests. We can no longer sit on the sidelines. A new policy brief by Jonathan Berkshire Miller titled “Canada’s Indo-Pacific moment” argues… Continue reading Canada’s Indo-Pacific Moment: MLI Policy Brief by Jonathan Berkshire Miller

How to deal with Kim Jong-Un’s Nuclear Ambitions: New Policy Brief by Ankit Panda

OTTAWA, ON (March 25, 2021): North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has made it very clear that he intends to sustain and expand his country’s ballistic and nuclear weapons capabilities. In a new policy brief titled, “North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction in 2021 and beyond,” author Ankit Panda – a noted expert on North… Continue reading How to deal with Kim Jong-Un’s Nuclear Ambitions: New Policy Brief by Ankit Panda

Will Canada’s Rapidly Expanding Money Supply Result in Higher Inflation? New Quarterly Economic Report

OTTAWA, ON (March 24, 2021): Despite a generally slowing economy, a surge of commodity prices has sparked concerns about a resurgence of inflation. In the latest quarterly economic report titled, “Will Canada’s rapidly expanding money supply result in higher inflation?” MLI Senior Fellow Philip Cross examines the impact of Quantitative Easing (QE) on money and… Continue reading Will Canada’s Rapidly Expanding Money Supply Result in Higher Inflation? New Quarterly Economic Report

How Identity Politics Prolongs Racism: New MLI Commentary by Chris Sankey

OTTAWA, ON (March 19, 2021): Identity politics has long been an animating force in Western society and politics. Yet with respect to addressing ignorance, confronting racism, and pursuing reconciliation, is identity politics the right framework? According to MLI Senior Fellow and former elected Lax Kw’alaams Band Councillor Chris Sankey, the answer is an emphatic no. In… Continue reading How Identity Politics Prolongs Racism: New MLI Commentary by Chris Sankey

Expanding Opportunities for Canada-US Coordination on China: New MLI Policy Brief

OTTAWA, ON (March 17, 2021): In recent years, US-China strategic competition has ramped up. While US President Joe Biden may cool the temperature somewhat, he has also promised to take a more multilateral approach in pushing back against problematic behaviour from Beijing. But where does this leave Canada? In a new MLI commentary titled “Expanding… Continue reading Expanding Opportunities for Canada-US Coordination on China: New MLI Policy Brief

Why I do not Support the Black Lives Matter Movement: New Commentary by Sonia Orlu

OTTAWA, ON (March 4, 2021): “I remember being visibly shaken to tears because I just could not fathom the callous disregard of an unarmed, young Black life shot to death and lying lifeless on the street like a rag doll.” These are the words of Sonia Orlu. Once an ardent proponent of Black Lives Matter… Continue reading Why I do not Support the Black Lives Matter Movement: New Commentary by Sonia Orlu

How Canada Should Respond to Biden’s Buy American Policies: New MLI Commentary by Lawrence Herman

Ottawa, ON (February 25, 2021): In a virtual bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden discussed upcoming priorities for the two countries. While there were many positive aspects of the Biden-Trudeau meeting on February 22, notably absent from the agenda was the US administration’s new Buy American policy. In a new MLI… Continue reading How Canada Should Respond to Biden’s Buy American Policies: New MLI Commentary by Lawrence Herman