The latest edition of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute newsletter is now available.
In this issue:
On November 21, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute hosted a gala dinner in Calgary in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the election that sealed the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement. The evening featured a panel hosted by Calgary Herald Editorial Pages Editor Licia Corbella in discussion with Derek Burney, former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and, via videolink, James Baker III, former US Secretary of State and Chief of Staff to President George Bush. The two key negotiators looked back at the tense negotiations leading to the Canada-US free-trade agreement, and reflected on the legacy of prosperity and co-operation it brought to our two nations. To watch video of the discussion click here.
Also, the next Great Canadian Debate takes place on Nov. 26 at the Canadian War Museum. The debate will feature economist Jim Stanford and professor Tom Flanagan on the resolution: “The right to strike has no place in the public sector”. This event is certain to generate great interest in Ottawa. For tickets click here.
And Brian Lee Crowley lays out his plan for Senate reform in a new paper, “Beyond scandal and patronage: A rationale and a strategy for serious Senate reform.”
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