Time for a “China Reset” Before It’s Too Late: Clive Hamilton in the National Post

After years of being groomed by Beijing, Canada’s business and political elites, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, still believe that the best policy is to allow China’s Communist regime to walk all over them, writes Clive Hamilton. Below is an excerpt, which can be read in full here. By Clive Hamilton, 19 June, 2020 Under… Continue reading Time for a “China Reset” Before It’s Too Late: Clive Hamilton in the National Post

AI and contact tracing: How to protect privacy while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic: MLI Report by Barry Sookman

OTTAWA, ON (April 22, 2020): While Canadians share the common goal of containing the COVID-19 pandemic, we will eventually have to consider resuming some economic and other activities. Bearing in mind important privacy concerns, it is likely that innovative new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and contact tracing technologies would need to be deployed.… Continue reading AI and contact tracing: How to protect privacy while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic: MLI Report by Barry Sookman

Ep. 47 – Canada’s Brain Waste Problem: How Canada has Overlooked Immigrant Doctors with Ai-Men Lau and Robert Falconer

In this latest of episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Communciations Officer Ai-Men Lau was joined by Robert Falconer, a research associate at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. Falconer is a leading expert on refugee, immigration, and border policy with a specific focus on the inclusion of immigrants in the economy, healthcare… Continue reading Ep. 47 – Canada’s Brain Waste Problem: How Canada has Overlooked Immigrant Doctors with Ai-Men Lau and Robert Falconer

MLI’s Owens documents Ottawa’s innovation hits and misses for international report

MLI Munk Senior Fellow Richard Owens recently contributed, alongside co-authors Daniel Schwanen (C.D. Howe Institute) and Stephen Ezell (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation), to an international report titled National Innovation Policies: What Countries Do Best and How They Can Improve, which is published by the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance. National Innovation Policies looks at… Continue reading MLI’s Owens documents Ottawa’s innovation hits and misses for international report

Paying able-bodied people not to work isn’t an act of compassion — it’s an act of surrender: Crowley and Speer in the Financial Post

Getting real people into real jobs is the measure on which the Ford government should be judged, write Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer. By Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer, August 10, 2018 The Ford government’s cancellation of Ontario’s basic income (BI) pilot project has generated considerable media and political attention. Editorial pages and… Continue reading Paying able-bodied people not to work isn’t an act of compassion — it’s an act of surrender: Crowley and Speer in the Financial Post

Canada’s leaky health-care system: Sean Speer on The Exchange

Canada's Leaky Health-Care System

Canada’s health-care system is “a mile deep and an inch wide”, argues Sean Speer on The Exchange (cue to 38:00).  The system was not setup to address a wide range of issues affecting Canadians.  Thus the system fails to achieve universality. Universality is the expectation that everyone has access to public coverage but not necessarily the same… Continue reading Canada’s leaky health-care system: Sean Speer on The Exchange

MLI’s Crowley in the Globe and Mail on Canada’s not-so-endangered middle class

In his latest column for the Globe and Mail, MLI’s Brian Lee Crowley explains why, contrary to a recent report, Canada’s middle class has actually done pretty well in recent years. The report in question was a briefing document on how the middle class fared in income growth between 1976 and 2010. Contrary to the rather… Continue reading MLI’s Crowley in the Globe and Mail on Canada’s not-so-endangered middle class

MLI’s Brian Crowley discusses senate reform in the Ottawa Citizen

June 4, 2011 – In his regular column for The Ottawa Citizen, MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley discusses the Senate reform proposed by the government and how it “would create an elected but democratically unaccountable Senate.” An excerpt below: A lot of people think democracy just means getting elected in the first place.  Real democracy,… Continue reading MLI’s Brian Crowley discusses senate reform in the Ottawa Citizen

Better institutions are needed for a full auto sector recovery

On May 24, 2011, Moncton Times & Transcript published MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley and Stephen Blank’s op-ed, “Better institutions are needed for a full auto sector recovery” based on their Commentary on auto manufacturing and the future of North America. Crowley and Blank write that there are a “number of public policy challenges, one of… Continue reading Better institutions are needed for a full auto sector recovery

Border rules hindering auto sector recovery

May 17, 2011 – In today’s Montreal Gazette, MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley and Stephen Blank discuss the barriers that are impeding the full recovery of the auto sector. Crowley and Blank write that there are a “number of public policy challenges, one of which is that the three NAFTA  countries all continue to treat the… Continue reading Border rules hindering auto sector recovery