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Vol. VIII, No. 5 May 13 , 2017

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In this edition...
Events: Coyne and Honderich debate the future of journalism
Economy: Moving past misconceptions of the 1%
Events: Recap of Day/Dosanjh debate on health care
Foreign policy: Pivoting Canada to the Indo-Pacific
Political tradition: Celebrating Alexander Galt
Economy: Ontario's housing policy mistake
Justice: Improving policy for victims of crime
Economy: A road map for Ottawa on intellectual property
Other MLI news
John Honderich and Andrew Coyne debate the future of Canadian journalism on June 6 in Ottawa
The government must act to save journalism in Canada.
Agree or disagree?
John Honderich and Andrew Coyne will hash out that question in another entry into the Great Canadian Debates, happening on June 6, 2017.
Click here to get your tickets!

Canada's obsession with the top 1% of income earners is masking the debate we should be having: How do we create equality of opportunity - rather than equality of outcomes - for all?
MLI Munk Senior Fellow, in a new paper, details how our misperceptions about the 1% are making it more difficult to make progress on social mobility.
Speer also authored op-eds on the subject for the Financial Post and the Sun chain.

A man fighting against Canada's publicly-funded health care system squared off against a former politician who helped defend it in our most recent Great Canadian Debate, which took place on May 2, 2017.
Check out an event recap, including photos and videos, here.

Why Canada needs to pivot its foreign policy towards the Indo-Pacific
A new commentary by Kerry Lynn Nankivell explores how to fit the growing importance of the Indo-Pacific region into Canada's defence policy.
The latest entry in MLI's Confederation Series , a group of papers celebrating Canada's Fathers of Confederation, explores the essential role of Alexander Galt as a pioneering Canadian federalist.
Former prime minister Paul Martin penned an op-ed for the Ottawa Citizen designed to remind Canadians of Galt's unique contribution.

Ontario's misguided response to housing unaffordability is a signal of just how wrong governments across the country are on the housing file, writes Sean Speer in the Globe and Mail .
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute welcomed Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin to Ottawa on March 29, 2017 for the launch of his new book devoted to improving policy for victims of crime.
Check out the photos from the event here.

MLI study delivers a road map for Ottawa on its intellectual property strategy
A new Macdonald-Laurier Institute paper, the first of a series, is urging Ottawa to be bold in protecting the rights of creators and innovators as it follows through on a promise to develop an intellectual property strategy for Canada.

Other MLI news
James Kirchick launches "The End of Europe" in Ottawa

Check out photos and video from the launch here.

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