IPNov2015coverNew edition of Inside Policy delves into the issues facing the newly-elected Liberals

OTTAWA, Nov. 9, 2015 – On the campaign trail Justin Trudeau promised Canadians “real change”. But will life really be that much different under Canada's newly-elected prime minister and the governing Liberals?

In the November 2015 edition of Inside Policy, the magazine of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, contributor Ian Lee argues that while there will be real differences in style and tone, the Trudeau Government is likely to stay the course on the Conservatives’ economic plans.

“What Election 2015 revealed was that Canadians wanted Harperism without Harper”, writes Lee. “Canadians wanted a much nicer, more-gentle, cuddly Harper. His name is Justin Trudeau”.

Meanwhile, John Fraser writes in our cover story that Queen Elizabeth II, now the longest-serving monarch in British Commonwealth history, is the bulwark of Canadian democracy;

To read the full version of the magazine, click here.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Stanley Hartt argues that the Liberals will need to do a much better job than the Conservatives of selling the benefits of free-trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership;
  • Philip Cross delves into the numbers to show that, contrary to some of the rhetoric, the federal government is not treating Ontario unfairly when it comes to spending in the province;
  • Andrew Pickford and Jeffrey Collins urge the Justin Trudeau Liberals to see how much they have to gain from a closer relationship with Australia, particularly on climate change;
  • Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer shine a light on the great pace of progress in Aboriginal Canada -- a story that has gone largely unnoticed amid a cacophony of concerns for First Nations;
  • Harold Calla, of the Squamish First Nation, explains why greater access to capital is key to fostering Aboriginal prosperity;
  • CapX.co contributor Ryan Hagemann examines how the United States’ overregulation of drone use is stifling innovation, but Canada is showing the way;
  • Dr. Durhane Wong-Rieger argues that we need a better approach to tackling 7,000 rare diseases that affect nearly three million Canadians.

To read the full edition of the November 2015 edition of Inside Policy, click here.


Inside Policy, the magazine of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, is published six times a year.

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