MLI's best-selling book, The Canadian Century: Moving out of America's Shadow, remains under the watchful eye of the prestigious and widely-read Foreign Policy magazine's writers. Yesterday, Joshua Keating cleverly made the connection between a recent McLatchy article and the lessons from Canadian Century. In a blog posting titled Canadian century watch he wrote,

Over the summer, we featured a piece from Brian Lee Crowley, Jason Clemens, and Niels Veldhuis based on their book, The Canadian Century, arguing that the free market reforms Canada had instituted since it was described as "an honorary member of the Third World" by the Wall Street Journal in 1994 had put it on track to be a global economic leader in the 21st century. Reflecting on Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier's 1904 prediction that "the 20th century shall be filled by Canada," the authors mused that "perhaps Laurier was not wrong, just 100 years early."

A story from McClatchy today suggests that tough financial regulation may be as much a part of the Canadian economic success story as spending cuts and benefits reforms...

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