L. Ian MacDonald is Editor and Publisher of >Policy, Canada's bimonthly magazine of politics and public policy. He writes a twice-weekly column for iPolitics. He is the author or editor of five books.
Peter Lougheed named top provincial premier of the last 40 years
As part of the Institute for Research on Public Policy's 40th anniversary, 30 eminent historians, political scientists, economists, journalists and policy advisers from across Canada were asked by Policy Options magazine to pick their top five choices for best provincial premier since the Institute's founding. The winner? Peter Lougheed by a landslide.
Discussion of the results on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, May 3, 2012:
Innovation Nation Symposium
On September 16, 2011, Policy Options co-hosted (with BMO Financial Group and the Perimeter Institute) this important symposium in Waterloo. Video of the conference is available here.
Canada & the United States: Conversations and Relations
On March 24 and 25, 2011, the McGill Institute of the Study of Canada's held its annual conference, which was devoted to a conversations between Canadians and Americans about the fundamental aspects of the Canada - U.S. relationship. Co-chaired by L. Ian Macdonald, it featured exchanges between Brian Mulroney and James A. Baker III, a keynote address by Jim Flaherty and poll results by Nik Nanos, as well as much more.