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

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute celebrates Canada’s founding with the Confederation Project

MLI Munk Senior Fellow Alastair Gillespie is teaming up with prominent Canadians Preston Manning, Jean Charest, Paul Martin, Bob Rae and others to bring the vision of Canada’s founders to life OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2017 – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with the launch of a major project aimed at helping Canadians… Continue reading The Macdonald-Laurier Institute celebrates Canada’s founding with the Confederation Project

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