MLI Newsletter
Vol. VI, No. 11
Nov. 17, 2015






Northern Light: Lessons for America from Canada's Fiscal Fix


The Canadian Century 



Fearful Symmetry   






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In this edition...
Events: The Great Canadian Debates return on Thursday
News: MLI is hiring!
Post office: Ian Lee speaks out on Canada Post changes
Aboriginal affairs: Fixing engagement with First Nations
Events: MLI authors speak at events across Canada
Trade: Sorting fact from fiction on TPP
Security: Implications of recent disasters in Egypt and Paris
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The first Great Canadian Debate of 2015-16 is this week
The Great Canadian Debates are back!
Join us on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa for our first event on the 2015-16 Great Canadian Debates schedule.
Tasha Kheiriddin and Stanley Hartt will take opposing sides on the motion: Canada's Senate is beyond saving and must be abolished.
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MLI author Ian Lee took to the airwaves in October to speak out against Canada Post's plan to put its community mailbox plan on hold.
The decision, which came days after the Liberals were elected on a plan to reinstate door-to-door delivery, appears to put in jeopardy the mail carrier's blueprint for cost-cutting.
But Lee -- in speaking to CBC Ottawa, CBC Radio One, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and Global TV -- says the government is going to have to rein in Canada Post's spending one way or another.

MLI leads the way on reforming Aboriginal engagement
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is leading the way on how to reform the government's process for consulting Aboriginal groups on major natural resource projects.
In October MLI released a new paper and Straight Talk Q&A by authors Bram Noble and Aniekan Udofia on how to reform the environmental assessment process.
The paper was the subject of a column by Don Cayo in the Vancouver Sun. Noble also authored an op-ed that appeared in several papers across the country.

MLI authors were in high demand for their thought leadership on a number of key topics in October and November.
Macdonald-Laurier Institute authors are sorting fact from fiction in the overheated debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal.
  • Richard C. Owens authored an op-ed in the National Post arguing that the TPP's changes to intellectual property protection will help -- rather than hinder -- Canadian creators.
  • New Zealand High Commissioner to Canada Simon Tucker argued the TPP is a "big opportunity" that Canada would be foolish to pass on in a Straight Talk Q&A.
  • Stanley Hartt, writing in the latest edition of Inside Policy, argued that the TPP has a lot of benefits -- it just needs a better government sales pitch.

Alex Wilner weighed in on the global security ramifications of the Egypt plane crash, in the Ottawa Citizen and on the Arlene Bynon Show.
MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht offered analysis of the Paris attacks for CTV, CBC, Global TV and the Ottawa Citizen.

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