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In this issue, former House Speaker Peter Milliken will act as moderator for the 2013-14 season of the Great Canadian Debates. “We are thrilled that Peter Milliken has agreed to take on this important role,” says Brian Lee Crowley, MLI managing director.” As the former Speaker of the House of Commons, Mr. Milliken represents the pinnacle of impartiality and brings impressive political star power to the debate series.”
The latest edition of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s flagship publication Inside Policy
is now available.
In the cover story, international risk-management consultant Roger W. Robinson sounds the alarm over the complacency of Arctic Council members as China steps up its efforts to assert control over strategic areas in the north. Calling it a “long con,” Robinson suggests Beijing’s Arctic strategy is underpinned by the initial use of soft power to attain its regional objectives.
Why doesn’t Canada refine more of its oil in this country? Aren’t we missing out on “adding value” to our exports of crude? It’s not that simple, finds MLI Senior Fellow Philip Cross in his commentary paper, Extracting the Most Value from Canada’s Petroleum
The Macdonald-Laurier composite leading index increased by 0.4% in August, a slight improvement on its 0.3% gain in July, and the U.S. saw its largest advance in over two years.
Plus the latest MLI columns and op-eds.