Macdonald-Laurier InstituteThe future of Canada’s role in the world is at stake with today’s announcement of Ottawa’s defence policy review

OTTAWA, June 7, 2017 – The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s team of thought leaders are available to comment on today’s announcement of Ottawa’s defence policy review.

MLI authors Christian Leuprecht, Jeffrey Collins and Richard Shimooka will offer their analysis of the government’s plan.

“The Liberal government is set to deliver what it claims will be a substantive defence policy that will guide the Canadian military for the next generation”, says the CBC.

The MLI team includes:

To arrange an interview with any of the authors, please contact Mark Brownlee at or 613-482-8327 x105.


Dr. Christian Leuprecht is a professor at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), a Munk Senior Fellow at MLI and professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University.

Jeffrey Collins is research associate at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

Richard Shimooka is a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

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.

For more information, please contact Mark Brownlee, communications manager, at 613-482-8327 x105 or email at

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