EP. 57 – The Future of Brexit with Blair Gibbs and Shuvaloy Majumdar

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · The Future of Brexit with Blair Gibbs and Shuvaloy Majumdar In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow and Foreign Policy Program Director Shuvaloy Majumdar is joined by Blair Gibbs, former advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to discuss the future of Brexit. As of December… Continue reading EP. 57 – The Future of Brexit with Blair Gibbs and Shuvaloy Majumdar

Joe Biden is coming – and Beijing should be worried: Charles Burton in the Globe and Mail

China clearly chose the wrong “lesser nation” to try and bully into compliance. Australia is not cracking under pressure, writes Charles Burton.  By Charles Burton, December 4, 2020 From the moment Canada detained Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou two years ago, our relations with China have been in a death spiral. The tragic evidence includes China’s… Continue reading Joe Biden is coming – and Beijing should be worried: Charles Burton in the Globe and Mail

Britain’s deal with Canada must be the start of something bigger: Blair Gibbs in CAPX

The ‘continuity’ trade deal agreed in principle today with Canada will mean that at the end of the Brexit transition on December 31 there will be no additional barriers to trade with one of Britain’s closest partners, writes Blair Gibbs in CAPX.  By Blair Gibbs, Nobember 25, 2020 The ‘continuity’ trade deal agreed in principle… Continue reading Britain’s deal with Canada must be the start of something bigger: Blair Gibbs in CAPX

What to expect for the US Presidential Election: Elliot Tepper on CTV News

MLI Research Advisory Board Member Elliot Tepper joins CTV News to discuss what we should expect for tomorrow’s US Presidential Election. Tepper discusses the record number of early votes and the indicators of a Trump or Biden victory. “Several states now has as many votes now as in 2016 prior to election day. So there’s… Continue reading What to expect for the US Presidential Election: Elliot Tepper on CTV News

Why Canadians should be concerned about Americans buying our drugs: New MLI Paper

OTTAWA, ON (November 2, 2020): The drama of the upcoming American election continues to fascinate Canadians. However, a key election issue that could have a serious impact on Canadians’ own health and wellbeing has gone largely unnoticed. An old idea for addressing America’s perceived problem of high-priced prescription drugs is back in a big way.… Continue reading Why Canadians should be concerned about Americans buying our drugs: New MLI Paper

Why we should celebrate the Abraham Accords: Rt. Hon. Stephen J. Harper and Shuvaloy Majumdar in the National Post

In a world defined today by disruption and disarray, the Abraham Accords signify an historic moment of co-operation and realignment, write the Rt. Hon. Stephen J. Harper and Shuvaloy Majumdar in the National Post. Below is an excerpt of the article, which can be read in full here.  By the Rt. Hon. Stephen J. Harper… Continue reading Why we should celebrate the Abraham Accords: Rt. Hon. Stephen J. Harper and Shuvaloy Majumdar in the National Post

Heated Clashes at First U.S. Presidential Debate: Elliot Tepper on CTV News

 MLI research advisory board member Elliot Tepper joined CTV News to discuss the first U.S. presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. “I was doing my best, as a political scientist, to follow the issues. It was very difficult to find any substance in that debate, but there was an awful lot of… Continue reading Heated Clashes at First U.S. Presidential Debate: Elliot Tepper on CTV News

The Pandemic and the Untimely Re-Emergence of Canadian Federalism: Ken Coates in the Epoch Times

The throne speech and the federal and provincial responses to the speeches by the governor general and the prime minister assumed the country was ready to return to political normalcy. The reality is that the imperatives of pandemic planning, preparation, and attentiveness must remain in place, writes Ken Coates in the Epoch Times.  By Ken… Continue reading The Pandemic and the Untimely Re-Emergence of Canadian Federalism: Ken Coates in the Epoch Times

John A. Macdonald Under Criticism: David Kilgour for Inside Policy

Let’s focus on the future, which is in our power to shape, not on the past, which can’t be changed, writes David Kilgour. By David Kilgour, September 2, 2020 John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister in 1867, was born in Glasgow, Scotland and emigrated to Kingston, Upper Canada in 1820. At the age of… Continue reading John A. Macdonald Under Criticism: David Kilgour for Inside Policy

Canada and the U.S. closed the border the right way – cooperatively and with logical exceptions: Christopher Sands in the Ottawa Citizen

At a time when national pride might have hindered cooperation, and popular fears of this virus might have driven our politics into a cross-border confrontation, Canada and the U.S. have worked cooperatively, writes Christopher Sands. By Christopher Sands, March 19, 2020 Next year marks the centenary of the Peace Arch, erected on the Canada-U.S. border… Continue reading Canada and the U.S. closed the border the right way – cooperatively and with logical exceptions: Christopher Sands in the Ottawa Citizen