MACDONALD-LAURIER INSTITUTE

MACDONALD-LAURIER INSTITUTE

Ottawa, Canada

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ABOUT

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute exists to make poor quality public policy unacceptable in Canada’s capital. Drawing on the best intellectual traditions of its founding prime ministers – including liberty, markets, the rule of law, and economic and social dynamism – MLI seeks to propose thoughtful alternatives to Canadians and their political and opinion leaders through nonpartisan and independent research and commentary.

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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