Why the oil sands aren’t going anywhere and how investment and production benefit Canada

OTTAWA, ON (April 29, 2021): While blue-collar work is being devastated in much of the rest of the Western world, Canada’s natural resource sector continues to be a pillar of stability and opportunity in the economy. In particular, with its high paying jobs in Canadian-owned businesses, the oil sands offer a stable, reliable, and growing… Continue reading Why the oil sands aren’t going anywhere and how investment and production benefit Canada

The Rocky Road Ahead for Linear Infrastructure Development in Canada: New MLI Paper

OTTAWA, ON (January 28, 2021): The Biden administration’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline has brought renewed focus on the continuing troubles in Canada’s oil and gas sector and its lagging efforts at pipeline development. Indeed, there are worrying signs that other forms of linear infrastructure could prove equally difficult to complete. MLI’s latest publication,… Continue reading The Rocky Road Ahead for Linear Infrastructure Development in Canada: New MLI Paper

A communications strategy that meets the needs of Canadians: New MLI paper

OTTAWA, ON (November 5, 2020): This week, the federal government tabled its plan to bring streaming services like Netflix under regulation of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and to secure revenues to support Canadian content. However, according to Peter Menzies and Chris MacDonald, authors of a new MLI report, the proposed legislation does… Continue reading A communications strategy that meets the needs of Canadians: New MLI paper

New MLI paper by Philip Cross: Fixing Canada’s Chronic Lack of Innovation

OTTAWA, ON (September 15, 2020): As the Canadian economy recovers from the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Canada’s ability to return to normal quickly depends upon our ability to lead as innovators. Yet we also face a significant hurdle to achieving a full recovery – namely, Canada’s persistent lagging when it… Continue reading New MLI paper by Philip Cross: Fixing Canada’s Chronic Lack of Innovation

China and Iran should be accountable for their COVID-19 cover-ups: new MLI-CSRG joint publication by Sarah Teich

OTTAWA, ON (July 15, 2020): In a new MLI joint publication with the Canadian Security Research Group, titled, “Not Immune – Exploring liability of authoritarian regimes for the COVID-19 pandemic and its cover-up,”  Sarah Teich examines the full extent to which authoritarian regimes like China and Iran are legally liable for the COVID-19 disaster, and what can… Continue reading China and Iran should be accountable for their COVID-19 cover-ups: new MLI-CSRG joint publication by Sarah Teich

Principles for getting Canada back to work and prosperity: New MLI paper by Mintz, Coates, Cross and Savoie

OTTAWA, ON (May 22, 2020): The COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown have left Canadians facing a dark and uncertain economic future. As unemployment climbs, the bills pile up, and economic activity struggles, the decisions made in the next weeks and months will determine the trajectory of Canada’s economic recovery. In a new publication by the… Continue reading Principles for getting Canada back to work and prosperity: New MLI paper by Mintz, Coates, Cross and Savoie

How Equalization Failed Alberta in its Time of Need and How to Fix It: New Joint MLI-IIGR report by Thomas and Teresa Courchene

OTTAWA, ON (April 16, 2020): The COVID-19 pandemic will have a severe economic impact on Canada. However, given the current glut of oil supply, Alberta’s economy will be hit especially hard. Despite this, Alberta will still not receive any equalization payments as the current equalization formula deems Alberta to be a “rich” province. In a… Continue reading How Equalization Failed Alberta in its Time of Need and How to Fix It: New Joint MLI-IIGR report by Thomas and Teresa Courchene

Is a lack of willingness to change jobs suppressing wage growth? New MLI Study

OTTAWA, ON (December 11, 2019): Unemployment is at record lows in Canada, which usually means wages are set to rise. However, despite high demand for labour, wages have remained largely stagnant; why is this happening? While there are many competing theories, in a new study, MLI Munk Senior Fellow Philip Cross finds that Canadians’ lack… Continue reading Is a lack of willingness to change jobs suppressing wage growth? New MLI Study

A real innovation agenda for Canada: MLI Commentary by Richard Owens

OTTAWA, ON (October 11, 2019): Canada lags behind other developed nations when it comes to innovation. From declining investments in research and development to a lack of competitive productivity, our economy seems to show clear symptoms of “innovation sickness.” In the latest publication for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s “Mandate for Canada” series, MLI Munk Senior Fellow… Continue reading A real innovation agenda for Canada: MLI Commentary by Richard Owens

How can we unleash Canadian creativity in the digital age? New paper by Jill Golick and Sean Speer

OTTAWA, ON (September 26, 2019): The advent of the digital age has radically changed the way Canadians create and consume cultural content. One need only to look at the 2019 Emmy Award Ceremony, in which very few of the series nominated for major awards were made by conventional networks. However, despite the radical changes in… Continue reading How can we unleash Canadian creativity in the digital age? New paper by Jill Golick and Sean Speer