MACDONALD-LAURIER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

MACDONALD-LAURIER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Ottawa, Canada

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ABOUT

The mission of Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy is to be the thought leader on national issues in Canada and to prod governments, opinion leaders, and the general public to accept nothing but the very best public policy solutions for the challenges Canada faces. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is founded on the belief that ideas matter, that Canada requires thoughtful and research-based policy, and that the engagement of the public in extended debates about major national issues is fundamental to the future of democracy and governance in Canada.

IN THE NEWS

BEACON CENTER OF TENNESSEE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2017 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

For decades, Tennessee has claimed to be an income tax-free state, even passing a constitutional amendment banning taxes on income. And for decades, this has been a lie – the state has continually taxed income derived from savings, stocks, and bonds since 1929 through its grandfathered-in "Hall Tax." But last year Beacon Center...

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORT CARD RANKS CANADA’S PROVINCES, TERRITORIES

There is a clear and distinct divergence between the terms “legal system” and “justice system” in Canada. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) recently published its first “Report Card on the Criminal Justice System” to examine what it sees as a “justice deficit” in Canada. MLI warns of “a large and growing gap between the aspi...

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BERLIN WALL’S COLLAPSE SHOWS HOW BARRIERS TO FREEDOM CAN BE DISMANTLED

For nearly three decades, the Berlin Wall stood as one of the world’s most forbidding symbols of oppression. After years of losing a steady stream of defectors to the West, in 1961 the communist-controlled government of East Germany constructed a heavily guarded barrier that divided an entire city — all in order to prevent their...

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TODAY’S BERLIN WALLS

The Berlin Wall was a physical and symbolic representation of the barriers between the free world and authoritarian control. When it came down 25 years ago, millions of people suddenly had the freedom to live their lives as they wanted to.

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