the 'Sun Sea' and MLI
Read the Commentary here...
On August 13th a cargo vessel,
the MV 'Sun Sea',
with more than 490 Sri Lankan refugee claimants aboard arrived in British Columbia. In
less than a week, MLI published a Commentary, The 'Sun Sea'
Tamil Mass Refugee Claim: An Opportunity For
Needed Reform by Scott Newark. In this very timely effort Newark spelled out the problem and offered
concrete suggestions as to what must be done to tackle people-smuggling.
Crowley Responds to 'Sun Sea' Questions
Responding to questions received from readers of our 'Sun Sea' Commentary, Managing Editor Brian Lee Crowley wrote a two part blog posting, Sun Sea Saga. |
Part I looked at What is the Real Problem? and commenced by noting, "A number of friends, mostly on the libertarian left, have taxed me with inconsistency for MLI's publication of Scott Newark's excellent piece on the Sun Sea...".
In Part II, Crowley summed up by answering the questions of What can we do and why? The main message being don't confuse "people-smuggling" with "immigration". The issues are sovereignty, fairness and the safety of Canadians. Read Part I here and Part II here...
Citoyen de l'une, citoyen de toutes
Citoyen de l'une, citoyen de toutes, la plus r�cente �tude de l'Institut
Macdonald-Laurier, a aussi fait les manchettes au Qu�bec. Cyberpresse.ca
a publi� un texte d'opinion par Brian Lee Crowley,
Robert Knox et John Robson bas� sur l'�tude de IML sous le titre, Ottawa doit abattre les barri�res interprovinciales. En m�me
temps, l'agence QMI publiait un article sur l'�tude : "...l'Institut
Macdonald-Laurier publie un document qui dit qu'il est temps pour le
gouvernement f�d�ral pour mettre un terme � ce que l'un des auteurs qualifie de
r�gles stupides." Ces manchettes qu�b�coises sont semblables � ce qui a
�t� publi� dans les m�dias du reste du Canada. Lisez plus ici...|
Windsor Star Editorial Champions
Citizen of One
|MLI authors Brian Lee Crowley, Robert Knox and John Robson
continue to make waves with their call for an Economic Charter of Rights for
Canadians. In July, the Windsor Star added its voice in agreement with the
Macdonald-Laurier Institute's call for federal action on domestic trade
barriers. Read the article here...|
Why Aiding Pakistan Matters
|In another quick response
and just as the scope of destruction was just beginning to be understood, MLI
published an August Commentary on the tragedy of this monsoon season's flooding
As millions scramble for safety, security and help, MLI contributor Dr. Robert
Murray posed the question that is hovering over relief efforts to date: Why is Pakistan not
receiving the same response as other countries which have suffered recent
disasters? You can read Dr. Murray's conclusions here...|
MLI in the News...in case you missed it
Alex Wilner goes coastal|
MLI Fellow Alex Wilner's recent Op-Ed, Turning al-Qaida into heretical thugs was picked up coast-to-coast. From the Halifax Chronicle-Herald in the east, to the heartland's Winnipeg Free Press, to the Vancouver Sun in the west.
The Financial Post reported that MLI
Advisory Council Member Purdy Crawford has been named one of Canada's "25
most influential lawyers" by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Read more here...
Did we mention Alex Wilner has
In addition to all the print media, Alex has also been on
Gormley Live on NewsTalk 980 in Saskatchewan. A busy summer
indeed! Listen to the Gormley interview here...
Canadian Century in Wall
Jason Clemens, MLI Fellow and co-author of MLI's best-selling The Canadian Century, appeared
recently in the prestigious Wall Street Journal. In the piece titled Canada, Land of Smaller Government, he
eloquently echoes the arguments put forth in Canadian Century. Read the WSJ here...