Macdonald-Laurier Institute Statement on COVID-19 – MLI’s Ottawa Office Staff Asked to Work from Home

**OTTAWA, ON (March 16, 2020): Due to the situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Ottawa office staff will be working from home for the time being. This is out of an abundance of caution and in support of municipal, provincial, and federal efforts to better contain the spread of COVID-19. Furthermore, at this… Continue reading Macdonald-Laurier Institute Statement on COVID-19 – MLI’s Ottawa Office Staff Asked to Work from Home

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute 2020 Annual Dinner

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Annual Dinner, held every February, brings together leaders in business, politics and the media and features some of Canada’s and the world’s most interesting personalities. The event regularly attracts leading members of Parliament, business leaders, noted academics, top journalists, and has earned coverage with CTV News, The Canadian Press, CPAC, Huffington Post, Globe and Mail, Global… Continue reading The Macdonald-Laurier Institute 2020 Annual Dinner

MLI Experts Available to Comment on New Cabinet

Ottawa, ON (November 20, 2019): The federal government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to formally reveal its new cabinet at the swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall this afternoon. What do new faces in key portfolios mean for public policy in Canada? What are the key challenges the new ministers will face,… Continue reading MLI Experts Available to Comment on New Cabinet

Dr. Jack Mintz Joins MLI as a Distinguished Fellow

OTTAWA, ON (November 12, 2019): The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to formally welcome Dr. Jack Mintz to the Institute. Dr. Mintz will serve as our newest Distinguished Fellow, supporting our ongoing work on trade, tax, and international fiscal policy as it pertains to Canadian interests. “There is no bigger name than Dr. Jack Mintz on… Continue reading Dr. Jack Mintz Joins MLI as a Distinguished Fellow

New MLI Thought Leaders on Canada-Hong Kong Policy: Nathan Law and Anson Chan

OTTAWA, ON (August 23, 2019): In order to support the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s ongoing thought leadership on Canada’s responsibility towards Hong Kong, MLI is pleased to announce that Nathan Law and Anson Chan have joined the Institute. Law will serve as MLI’s Ambassador on Canada-Hong Kong Policy, and Chan will be joining the Institute as a Distinguished… Continue reading New MLI Thought Leaders on Canada-Hong Kong Policy: Nathan Law and Anson Chan

Revealing the Catastrophe: MLI’s influence on the Fighter Jet Replacement Fiasco

In a recently published MLI report titled The Catastrophe: Assessing the Damage from Canada’s Fighter Replacement Fiasco, author Richard Shimooka sheds light on the government’s abject failure on the fighter jet procurement file. Less than a week after its launch, the report has garnered significant national and international media attention, as well as the attention… Continue reading Revealing the Catastrophe: MLI’s influence on the Fighter Jet Replacement Fiasco

MLI Social Media Community Guidelines

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to welcome thoughtful and respectful debate and commentary on our social media platforms. To that end, we encourage social media users who engage with our content to abide by the following social media community guidelines. These guidelines apply to all of MLI’s social media platforms and activities. General Guidelines User… Continue reading MLI Social Media Community Guidelines

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MLI Leads the Debate on China, Huawei, and Canada’s National Interest

Following the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, Canada-China relations have hit a low point. What do these recent tensions mean? How should policy-makers in Ottawa navigate an increasingly complicated relationship with China? Over the past few weeks, MLI thought leaders have been answering those questions and more throughout the Canadian media, leading and shaping… Continue reading MLI Leads the Debate on China, Huawei, and Canada’s National Interest

MLI Recognized as Top Social Policy Think Tank in North America

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is honoured to have received the 2018 Prospect Magazine award for Best North America Social Think Tank. OTTAWA, ON (July 18, 2018): Last night, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s work on criminal justice reform was recognized for its impact in shaping the public discourse, influencing public policy, and producing high-quality thought leadership on this crucial… Continue reading MLI Recognized as Top Social Policy Think Tank in North America

MLI Formally Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ON (June 27, 2018): Following this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Board of Directors has undergone some changes. After 8 years of distinguished service, Rob Wildeboer has stepped down as Chair of MLI’s Board of Directors. Pierre Casgrain, the former Vice Chair, has agreed to serve as the new Chair. “Rob’s energy… Continue reading MLI Formally Announces Changes to its Board of Directors