John A. Macdonald: The Indispensable Politician: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

This entry in the Confederation Series shows John A. Macdonald as the indispensable politician who brought allies and enemies alike to establish Confederation. OTTAWA, June 22, 2017 – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to showcase the fifth paper of its Confederation Series, written by Munk Senior Fellow Alastair Gillespie. This paper is introduced by Peter MacKay, the final… Continue reading John A. Macdonald: The Indispensable Politician: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

Thomas D’Arcy McGee: The Idealist: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

Latest entry in the Confederation Series shows Thomas D’Arcy McGee was an advocate for the federal union of British North America, a defender of minority rights within Confederation, and an ardent opponent of religious and national sectarianism OTTAWA, June 8, 2017 – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to showcase the fourth paper of its Confederation Series,… Continue reading Thomas D’Arcy McGee: The Idealist: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

Alexander Galt: The Federalist: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

MLI paper explores the role of Alexander Galt in the establishment of Confederation OTTAWA, April 19, 2017 – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to showcase the third paper of its Confederation Series, written by Munk Senior Fellow Alastair Gillespie. With an introduction by former Prime Minister Paul Martin, this paper examines Alexander Galt’s role in… Continue reading Alexander Galt: The Federalist: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

George-Étienne Cartier: The Canadian: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

MLI paper explores the role of George-Étienne Cartier in the establishment of Confederation OTTAWA, March 7, 2017 – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to showcase the second paper of its Confederation Series, authored by MLI Munk Senior Fellow Alastair Gillespie. This paper offers an important look at George-Étienne Cartier’s role in the birth of Confederation.… Continue reading George-Étienne Cartier: The Canadian: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

MLI relaunches landmark paper on tearing down barriers to internal trade in Canada

Citizen of One, Citizen of the Whole first launched in 2010 as a road map to liberalizing trade between provinces and territories OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2017 – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is today relaunching a landmark paper to reignite attempts to make good on a key premise of Confederation: The liberalization of trade between the provinces… Continue reading MLI relaunches landmark paper on tearing down barriers to internal trade in Canada

George Brown: The Reformer: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

MLI paper explores the role of George Brown in the establishment of Confederation OTTAWA, February 7, 2017 – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to showcase the first paper of its Confederation Series. Authored by MLI Munk Senior Fellow Alastair Gillespie, with an introduction by former Reform Party leader Preston Manning, this paper offers a unique… Continue reading George Brown: The Reformer: MLI Paper by Alastair Gillespie

New paper by MLI’s Crowley: Beyond scandal and patronage to serious Senate reform

Managing director Brian Lee Crowley establishes why Canada needs a Senate, and lays out a road map to achieve effective renewal of the upper chamber Ottawa, November 14, 2013 – What should we do about our misbehaving senators? What we should not do is make rash decisions or promote flawed plans for Senate reform to… Continue reading New paper by MLI’s Crowley: Beyond scandal and patronage to serious Senate reform

Restoring equity and Promoting wise stewardship in Canada’s equalization program

Revenue from non-renewable natural resources should be exempted from equalization formula says new MLI study.   MEDIA RELEASE OTTAWA, April 4, 2013 – Canada’s equalization program suffers from widespread misunderstanding about the shared benefits of resource wealth, and encourages provinces to spend foolishly, says a new study by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute released today. The first… Continue reading Restoring equity and Promoting wise stewardship in Canada’s equalization program

No need for electoral reform: Author explains why recent elections prove Canada’s electoral system works

First-past-the-post delivers governments able to make decisions MEDIA RELEASE October 11, 2011, Ottawa, ON – Recent provincial elections in Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island resulted in gaps between the popular vote and seat counts, causing some to revisit the idea of proportional representation. According to author John Pepall in MLI’s new paper Laying the… Continue reading No need for electoral reform: Author explains why recent elections prove Canada’s electoral system works

New MLI Paper: Canada’s Constitution Guarantees Free Trade within Canada says noted legal expert

The Canadian Wheat Board, agricultural marketing boards and provincial liquor monopolies may be open to legal challenge June 15, 2011, Ottawa, ON – In the latest paper from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, senior commercial litigator and energy lawyer Ian Blue argues that a single wrong-headed legal decision from Canada’s distant past has obscured and virtually destroyed… Continue reading New MLI Paper: Canada’s Constitution Guarantees Free Trade within Canada says noted legal expert