OTTAWA – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) latest edition of our flagship publication Inside Policy is available now. Each issue brings you the analysis and commentary from distinguished policy experts you need to stay informed.
In this issue, our 'Partisan Perspectives' section – where we bring you commentary and analysis from the political players inside the federal parties – asks Conservative strategist Ken Boessenkool, NDP MP Steve Langdon, and Liberal insider Jon Duffy to assess the implications of Justin Trudeau's ascension to a once-cherished, now tarnished throne as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Janice MacKinnon, the former NDP Minister of Finance for Saskatchewan contributes a thoughtful and eye-opening suggestion that just may help heal Canada's healthcare system.
In this issue of Inside Policy, Donald Barry has some suggestions on Selling Keystone to the Americans; it will require cooperation and coordination among Canada's trading partners to fully reap the economic benefits.
MLI's own Brian Lee Crowley and Robert P. Murphy dig deep into Canada's equalization scheme to figure out how to restore equity to a system increasingly out of balance. Equalization reform now can spur provincial investments and savings down the road, and help clear up popular misconceptions about who really benefits from provincial resource wealth.
Canada's Minister of International Development, Julian Fantino contributes his thoughts on how sustainable an ethical management of the extractive industry can reduce poverty overseas. What does he recommend, and how can Canada be a leader in this endeavour?
And of course we have the latest Leading Economic Indicator showing acceleration in Canada's economy; analysis of a "Made in Canada" eco-strategy; and cooperation among in energy and environment on North America's horizon.
Inside Policy is posted in electronic format on the MLI website (http://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca). Subscriptions can be purchased on the website as well for $39.95 for a one-year subscription, or $6.95 for a single issue. The digital edition for smart phones and tablets is available for $3.95 on Zinio.com.
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is the only non-partisan, independent national public policy think tank in Ottawa focusing on the full range of issues that fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government.
MLI would not exist without the support of its donors. Please consider making a small contribution today.