Inside Policy, December 2017: Policy-maker of the year

MLI names the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould as “Policy-Maker of the Year”

OTTAWA, ON (Dec. 18, 2017): Canada’s Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould has a mandate from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that covers a particularly wide and important range of issues – from marijuana legalization to Indigenous reconciliation to justice reform. She is one of the busiest, most active members of Cabinet.

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is pleased to name Minister Wilson-Raybould as the “Policy-Maker of the Year” in this issue of Inside Policy.

Kate Heartfield points out in the cover story: “If Justin Trudeau’s Liberals want to make a lasting impact on Canadian society, the justice file is key.” Notably, Minister Wilson-Raybould is the first Indigenous person (and first woman) to hold that position. As Ken Coates notes, she is “the most influential Indigenous federal politician in Canadian history.” 

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New Conservative leader should be open to new ideas, Stanley Hartt

Policy-Maker of the Year Jody Wilson-Raybould: from activism to politics, Kate Heartfield

Jody Wilson-Raybould: Forging real partnership, Ken Coates

How to get Canada out of the EA quicksand, Ken Coates and Bram Noble

BC tanker moratorium is killing First Nations' enterprise, Robert Hage

Trudeau and Morneau understand tax dodging. They do it, too, Philip Cross

No help for would-be homeowners in Canada's new housing strategy, Jane Londerville

Ottawa should avoid complacency on public finances, Sean Speer

The case for fiscal reform: lessons from the Anglosphere, Sean Speer and Alex Brill

Arithmetic no ideology, Paul Martin

Washington should learn from the fiscal lessons of the Anglosphere, Sean Speer

Reclaiming Canada's role as a global human rights leader, Marcus Kolga

Canada should be wary of China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Philip Cross

The CCCI-Aecon deal is China's gain, not Canada's, Duanjie Chen

Free trade with Chinese characteristics: let the buyer beware, Peter Layton