Webinar Panel Video: Why Taiwan is a natural partner in global health security

 This event focused on Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations centred on global health, an area that China has repeatedly worked to block Taipei from joining and making any contribution. Taiwan has been a global leader in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and is a model for international health best practices. During this month’s G7… Continue reading Webinar Panel Video: Why Taiwan is a natural partner in global health security

Ep. 64 – UNDRIP Bill fails to address Indigenous Issues with Chris Sankey, Melissa Mbarki and Ken Coates

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Ep. 64 – UNDRIP fails to address Indigenous Issues with Chris Sankey, Melissa Mbarki & Ken Coates The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) has many valuable and vital elements. It outlines a range of rights and standards to provide measures of social, economic and… Continue reading Ep. 64 – UNDRIP Bill fails to address Indigenous Issues with Chris Sankey, Melissa Mbarki and Ken Coates

Webinar Panel Video: Who polices free speech online?

The prospect for unprecedented government control over life online should be of grave concern for anyone who cares about free speech in a democratic society. Current proposals for new legislation and regulations on digital content will have an enormous impact on our ability to contribute to and benefit from all digital, broadcast, and social media.… Continue reading Webinar Panel Video: Who polices free speech online?

Bill C-10: A Full Blown Assault on Free Expression

 Far from preserving democracy, Bill C-10, as proposed, “doesn’t just infringe on free expression, it constitutes a full-blown assault upon it and, through it, the foundations of democracy.” As MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley argues in the video above, assuming C-10’s passage, all communication on the Internet in Canada will take place only… Continue reading Bill C-10: A Full Blown Assault on Free Expression

Is China trying to stoke racial tensions over Facebook in the US? Shuvaloy Majumdar on the Jamil Jivani Show

(Note: interview starts at 10:20.) MLI Foreign Policy Program Director and Munk Senior Fellow Shuvaloy Majumdar joined MLI Senior Fellow Jamil Jivani to discuss how China is trying to stoke racial divisions over social media in North America. “What happens is that China uses the platforms we have built to exploit those divisions in our… Continue reading Is China trying to stoke racial tensions over Facebook in the US? Shuvaloy Majumdar on the Jamil Jivani Show

Why Should Canada Continue To Invest The Military and NATO During The Pandemic? Christian Leuprecht on the Forum Daily

Canada’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been brought into question by some in recent months. Some activists have argued that NATO should have been disbanded years ago following the end of the Soviet Union, but MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht argues that such ideas are entirely misguided. He joined the Forum… Continue reading Why Should Canada Continue To Invest The Military and NATO During The Pandemic? Christian Leuprecht on the Forum Daily

Canada and the Baltics Strategic Dialogue

 On April 27, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute was honoured to host His Excellency Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia, as part of the Canada and the Baltics Strategic Dialogue. While much of this dialogue was conducted as a closed-door meeting under Chatham House rules, we are pleased to share President Levits’ remarks and… Continue reading Canada and the Baltics Strategic Dialogue

WHO report on COVID-19 origins lacks credibility due to China

Investigations need to be independent in order to be credible, and it’s time for a truly independent, international investigation of the origins of COVID-19. We need this for the purposes of public health, and we need this for the purposes of justice and accountability. Learn more here.

Why India is shattering global infection records: Shuvaloy Majumdar on the Bill Kelly Show

The world’s fastest pace of spreading infections and the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases are pushing India further into a deepening and ever more deadly health care crisis. With a population of nearly 1.4 billion people, India’s demographic reality presents an extraordinary challenges when fighting COVID-19. MLI Senior Fellow and Foreign Policy Program Director… Continue reading Why India is shattering global infection records: Shuvaloy Majumdar on the Bill Kelly Show

Webinar Panel Video: Do we need a national child care system?

 The federal government’s plan to implement universal $10 a day child care has generated a national debate about how to best support working families and care for children as Canada rebuilds from the pandemic. Is the plan introduced by Ottawa workable? What are the drawbacks, benefits, and costs associated with this approach? And are… Continue reading Webinar Panel Video: Do we need a national child care system?