Catch up on all things MLI with our latest newsletter.
In this edition, we invite readers to come and celebrate at our annual Soirée on the evening of Feb. 12. The Soirée brings together parliamentarians, political watchers, public servants and other Ottawa luminaries to celebrate great Canadian Prime Ministers in the tradition of Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and to support the work of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. To register, click here. Friends of the institute are also reminded that the next instalment of our Great Canadian Debates series takes place Feb. 27 at the Canadian War Museum, with Globe columnist Doug Saunders debating Western professor Salim Mansur on the resolution: “The right to strike has no place in the public service.” To register for the debate click here.
Since the last newsletter in December, MLI has published a major paper by University of Toronto professor Audrey Laporte, titled, “How markets can put patients first: Economics before politics in Canadian Health Care”. Laporte argues that economic theory, which is often neglected in Canadian health care debates, offers ways to improve efficiency and put patients first.
Also on the health care theme, MLI has published a Straight Talk Q&A with Globe and Mail national columnist Jeffrey Simpson, who describes what ails Canadian health care and offers some potential cures.
MLI’s Leading Economic Indicator showed strength in November based on an impressive showing by the US economy.
And in recent weeks, MLI’s staff and fellows have published a wide range of op-eds and columns in the national media.