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

Time for a new direction in Canada’s China Strategy: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (August 16, 2019): The federal election is a little over two months away, and its outcome remains highly uncertain. Irrespective of whichever political party wins, the new government faces the challenging work of remaking Canada-China relations, which has reached an all-time low following China’s hostage diplomacy and use of economic coercion in response to… Continue reading Time for a new direction in Canada’s China Strategy: New MLI Report

Public Policy and Politics in the 2019 Election: New Commentary by Sean Speer

OTTAWA, ON (July 25, 2019): With the federal election fast approaching, Canadians are at a critical juncture. With that in mind, what are the biggest policy issues facing voters, and what sort of impact will the coming election have on Canadians as a whole? For the latest instalment in MLI’s “A Mandate for Canada” series, Munk Senior Fellow… Continue reading Public Policy and Politics in the 2019 Election: New Commentary by Sean Speer

A New Agenda for Indigenous Economic Empowerment: MLI study by John Paul and Ken Coates

OTTAWA, ON (July 18, 2019): With a federal election approaching, politicians and policy-makers must re-evaluate Indigenous policy. Financial transfers and program spending are not helping First Nation communities get ahead. The status quo of Indigenous living standards and quality of life is not acceptable to Indigenous peoples or to Canadians as a whole. Clearly, a new… Continue reading A New Agenda for Indigenous Economic Empowerment: MLI study by John Paul and Ken Coates

What Went Wrong with Canada’s Carbon Tax? MLI commentary by Philip Cross

OTTAWA, ON (July 9, 2019): At one time, the carbon tax was a popular policy with a significant number of proponents on both ends of the political spectrum. Now, public perception of the controversial tax is split along deeply partisan lines. Proponents and detractors of the policy are likely to be locked in bitter conflict… Continue reading What Went Wrong with Canada’s Carbon Tax? MLI commentary by Philip Cross

How to break the pipeline logjam: MLI study by Joseph Quesnel and Ken Coates

OTTAWA, ON (June 17, 2019):  As the June 18 deadline for federal Cabinet to approve the Trans Mountain expansion project looms and an election campaign approaches, Canadians of all regions are reminded how critical oil and gas pipelines are to Canada’s economy. Moreover, controversial bills affecting energy projects, such as Bill C-48, Bill C-69, and… Continue reading How to break the pipeline logjam: MLI study by Joseph Quesnel and Ken Coates

We don’t need a drug coverage revolution: MLI study by Sean Speer

OTTAWA, ON (June 14, 2019): With a federal election approaching, it appears that one of the biggest issues will be whether Canada needs a national pharmacare system. The simmering debate boiled over with the release this week of the final report of the federal government’s Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, chaired by… Continue reading We don’t need a drug coverage revolution: MLI study by Sean Speer