Saturday, May 18, 2024

Mandate for Canada

In advance of the 2019 federal election, MLI has released a new series designed to offer practical public policy recommendations for the post-election government. Titled “A Mandate for Canada,” this series of short analyses will cover a range of pressing issues that any incoming government will need to address, including Indigenous affairs, foreign and security issues, and economic and fiscal policy.

How do we break the pipeline logjam? How do we move forward on reconciling with Indigenous peoples? Does Canada need a national pharmacare system? Is a carbon tax the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How should we deal with China? And the Trump administration in the US?

As the 2019 federal election approaches, these questions and more will be on voters’ minds. And policy makers and opinion leaders will be looking to the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for the answers. Over the coming weeks, leading up to the election call, we will be publishing a series of short papers providing independent, non-partisan policy advice that we hope federal political parties will want to adopt as they grapple with these tough issues.

Titled “A Mandate for Canada,” the series will draw on the vast body of expertise MLI has developed on Indigenous affairs, foreign affairs, national defence and trade, economic and fiscal policy, and much more. Our aim is to provide an invaluable resource for the next federal government and a new Parliament, as our political leaders work to position Canada for a secure and prosperous future.

“I am immensely proud that MLI has been able to provide a platform for such terrific expertise on the policy issues that matter most to Canadians,” said MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley. “These are recommendations that we believe should appeal to any party. They are not Liberal or Green or NDP or Conservative ideas. We believe these are the right ideas for anyone who cares about Canada.”

The series includes the following papers:


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