Rare diseases in India – Still a blind spot: Oommen C. Kurian, Parvathy Krishnan and Vijay Sappani in ORF

There are more than 7,000 diagnosed rare diseases in the world and over 350 million individuals suffer from them, with nearly one-fifth in India, writes Oommen C. Kurian, Parvathy Krishnan and Vijay Sappani in ORF.  By Oommen C. Kurian, Parvathy Krishnan, and Vijay Sappani, March 2, 2021 In January this year, the Delhi High Court… Continue reading Rare diseases in India – Still a blind spot: Oommen C. Kurian, Parvathy Krishnan and Vijay Sappani in ORF

A few words of advice to Marc Garneau about dealing with China: David Kilgour in the Ottawa Citizen

A former Canadian secretary of state for Asia-Pacific points to three issues the new foreign minister must deal with quickly, writes David Kilgour in the Ottawa Citizen. By David Kilgour, February 10, 2021 Dear Foreign Minister Garneau, Canadians generally want Canadian values, including respect for human dignity, to assume a major role in our dealings… Continue reading A few words of advice to Marc Garneau about dealing with China: David Kilgour in the Ottawa Citizen

U.S. in Talks with Meng Wanzhou: Charles Burton on CTV News

 MLI Senior Fellow Charles Burton joined CTV News to discuss the recent development in the Meng Wanzhou case as the U.S. enters into talks with the Huawei CFO. “I don’t think this is the ideal solution for Meng or Huawei. Her father, the CEO, Ren Zhengfei, has stated on multiple occassions that Huawei will… Continue reading U.S. in Talks with Meng Wanzhou: Charles Burton on CTV News

Democracies must invest in the future of technology before it’s too late: Deanna Horton and Jonathan Berkshire Miller in the Vancouver Sun

It is time for Canada to use its convening power to gather the like-minded and create a fund to promote the technologies that will advance liberal democracies, write Deanna Horton and Jonathan Berkshire Miller in the Vancouver Sun.  By Deanna Horton and Jonathan Berkshire Miller, October 26, 2020  The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic over… Continue reading Democracies must invest in the future of technology before it’s too late: Deanna Horton and Jonathan Berkshire Miller in the Vancouver Sun

We can’t continue to ‘freelance policy’ for building back Canada’s economy: Philip Cross on BNN Bloomberg

 MLI Senior Fellow Phlip Cross appeared on BNN Bloomberg to discuss the devastating impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s economy, unprecendent levels of government spending, and the best way to restart the economy. “I think we have to be a lot more focused and targetted than we were last spring,” explains Cross. “What we know… Continue reading We can’t continue to ‘freelance policy’ for building back Canada’s economy: Philip Cross on BNN Bloomberg

Justin Trudeau must ban Huawei from building Canada’s 5G network: Marcus Kolga in Maclean’s

Despite Huawei’s insistence that it will not compromise the privacy and security of Canadians, it would have no choice but to hand over Canadians’ data if the Chinese government asked it to do so, writes Marcus Kolga in Maclean’s. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Marcus Kolga,… Continue reading Justin Trudeau must ban Huawei from building Canada’s 5G network: Marcus Kolga in Maclean’s

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

Taiwan Spat Reveals Deeper Issues at ICAO

A recent controversy with the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) amid the COVID-19 outbreak in China has once again raised questions on whether it is wise to exclude Taiwan from specialized UN agencies. Read more here.

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

Taiwan’s Vital Role in the International Order

As the canary in the coal mine, the world needs more Taiwan. However, the People’s Republic of China, just across the straits, is determined that the world shall have less Taiwan. Not only is this an unacceptable diminishing of the well-being of those Taiwan seeks to help and of Taiwan’s right to self-determination, but it… Continue reading Taiwan’s Vital Role in the International Order