INSTITUTE FOR LIBERAL STUDIES

INSTITUTE FOR LIBERAL STUDIES

Ottawa, Canada

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The mission of Institute for Liberal Studies is to spread the ideas of liberty in Canada.

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DRAFTING A BUSINESS PLAN MADE ME REALIZE HOW VALUABLE A DOCUMENT IT WOULD BE FOR OUR ORGANIZATION. I DIDN'T REALLY THINK OF US AS "MISSING" ANYTHING, BUT I THINK THAT THIS WILL BE A BIG HELP. I'M DRAFTING A BUSINESS PLAN TO PRESENT TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

—JANET NIELSON, INSTITUTE FOR LIBERAL STUDIES

IN THE NEWS

LOOKING BEFORE WE LEAP: CANADA’S HARD LEFT RAISES ITS VOICE

Any ideological movement that trades purity for electability risks a backlash, and Canada’s left-wing New Democratic Party is no exception. The NDP’s repudiation of its socialist roots has given it its first-ever chance at forming a government after the Oct. 19 federal election. The party’s embrace of free trade and balanced bud...

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ALA GRAD REACHES NEXT GENERATION OF CANADIAN STUDENTS

From its founding, Canada has had a rich tradition of classical liberal principles at its core, which is why Atlas Network partner the Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS) founded Freedom Week, a five-day seminar for students to explore the ideas of liberty through lectures and discussions with professors from leading universitie...

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CANADA’S ECONOMIC POLICY INEVITABLY STIFLES REAL INNOVATION

Thanks in large part to its abundant supply of oil, Canada’s economy has spent much of the past seven years as the envy of the world. When the price of crude began to plunge in August 2014, though, so did Canada’s economic outlook. Growth forecasts were cut, the dollar plummeted, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper set aside his o...

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BATTLE FOR RESTRAINED GOVERNMENT IN CANADA CONTINUES STRONG

Janet Neilson of Canada’s Institute for Liberal Studies writes about how a series of spending reforms between 1993 and 2003 helped increase freedom in the country. She writes, “Canada used to be the butt of jokes when it came to economic freedom. A Wall Street Journal article declared the country an ‘honorary member of the third...

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