Brian Lee Crowley

Events

  • Canadian Animal Health Institute’s Annual Meeting, June 7, 2012 May 31, 2012

    Brian is invited to be keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Animal Health Institute. He will lead the session entitled, “How Can Regulation Keep Pace With Innovation & Technology 2012 – 2020?”. His talk will be based on his November 2011 Hill Times column, “We Could Have A Renaissance Here In Rural Canada, But Need To Fight The Bureaucracy”.

    For more information, click here.

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  • University of Prince Edward Island, May 28, 2012 May 15, 2012

    Brian is invited to be a special guest lecturer at the University of PEI to discuss “Think tanks, universities and thought leadership in Canada.” The lecture will take place at 2 pm (ADT) on May 28th at 243 Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI, 550 University Ave, Charlottetown. It is open to the public. A description of his talk is copied below.

    Brian Lee Crowley at UPEI – Think tanks, universities and thought leadership in Canada

    Think tanks are emerging as a major player in public policy thinking throughout the western democracies. Universities, on the other hand, seem to see their relative influence diminishing. Why might that be? Can and should universities try to reverse this trend? Or is this part of a growing institutional specialization that cannot now be changed?

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  • The Aquaculture Association of Canada’s annual conference, May 28, 2012 May 14, 2012

    On May 28, Brian will be keynote speaker at the Aquaculture Association of Canada’s annual conference, New Frontiers: Bridging Technology and Economic Growth, in Charlottetown, PEI. His talk will focus on the agriculture and food sector’s (including aquaculture) potential to be an economic powerhouse for Canada. A summary of his talk is copied below:

    The agriculture and food sector (including aquaculture) is a potential economic powerhouse for Canada. More food will be consumed in the next fifty years than in the rest of human history. World food demand, population and incomes are all rising.

    Yet the world’s ability to respond to that growing demand is uncertain. If the planet cannot rise to this challenge, major food shortages and humanitarian disasters loom.

    Canada has everything it needs to fill a major share of this food supply gap. And yet Canada is not merely failing to take advantage of these propitious circumstances, our ability to supply world markets is declining and our productivity on the farm is falling far behind that of our peers. In aquaculture other countries have often proven themselves more able to take advantage of our ideas than we have.

    Look no further than outmoded government policy based on dated views of the agriculture/aquaculture/food industry for the chief explanation of this signal failure of imagination and energy.

    The government that gets this will preside over a rural renaissance, an expansion of well-paying jobs, a rise in productivity and a transformation of the industry from dependent to wealth generator.

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  • Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting, May 8, 2012 April 30, 2012

    On May 8, 2012, Brian will present at the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU) Annual General Meeting in Ottawa. He will discuss the economic opportunities available to Canada to an audience from the financial services and estate and tax planning communities.

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  • Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California, October 19, 2011, Los Angeles, CA October 7, 2011

    The Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California (USC) invited Brian to be keynote speaker as part of their seminar series on October 19, 2011. He has been asked to speak on themes of his book, The Canadian Century: Moving Out of America’s Shadow, co-authored by Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis. He will discuss Canada’s fiscal reforms and its relevance to the U.S.

    The seminar series at the Center for International Studies is designed to provide an in-depth look at international affairs, and to bring state-of-the-art research to USC.

    Video archive of the lecture will be posted here.

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  • Denver Council on Foreign Relations, October 18, 2011, Denver, CO, U.S. September 30, 2011

    The Denver Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR) invited MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley to speak on themes of his book, The Canadian Century: Moving Out of America’s Shadow, co-authored by Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis. Brian will discuss Canada’s fiscal reforms and its relevance to the U.S. The reception is attended by DCFR members.

    DCFR website

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  • National Security Programme at the Canadian Forces College, October 13, 2011, Toronto September 25, 2011

    The National Security Programme at the Canadian Forces College invited Brian Lee Crowley to speak as part of a defence studies session on October 13, 2011 in Toronto.

    The topic of the session is “How the Canadian Government Works” with a focus on the impact of the political process on the development and implementation of national security policy. Brian will discuss this and how public policy think tanks can effect change within the political governance process.

    The National Security Programme is a 10-month, residential programme intended for civilian executives from the Department of National Defence; other government departments; public security agencies; non-governmental organizations and academic institutions; Canadian Forces colonels and naval captains; and officers of similar rank from allied nations.

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  • Maine Municipal Association’s Annual Convention, October 6, 2011, Augusta, Maine September 20, 2011

    The Maine Municipal Association invited Brian Lee Crowley to speak at their annual convention on October 6, 2011 in Augusta, Maine. The conference is attended by over 800 municipal officials. Brian’s talk is a “special session” geared specifically towards elected officials. Description below:

    Why Municipal Government Works Best Thursday, October 6 – 8:45-10:00 a.m. SPECIAL SESSION! Elected Officials: Please join renowned Canadian Economist Dr. Brian Lee Crowley as he shares his country’s costly and failed efforts to force municipalities to regionalize – or “amalgamate,” as Canadians would call it. Crowley, a well-known television commentator and political expert in Ottawa, explains why municipalities are by far the most cost-effective, efficient level of government – and he has the data to prove it! Presenter: Dr. Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Ottawa, Canada.

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  • Casgrain Meeting, September 13, 2011, Montreal September 13, 2011

    Casgrain & Company Limited invited MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley to give a talk based on the key messages in his book, The Canadian Century: Moving out of America’s Shadows, co-authored by Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis.

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  • Keynote Speaker at the Canadian Plastics Industry Association’s 2011 Awards Celebration, June 23, 2011, Toronto ON June 7, 2011

    On June 23, 2011, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association’s (CPIA) 2011 Awards Celebration will feature keynote speaker Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Dr. Crowley will speak to the opportunity Canada has in the 21st century and the role of innovation that he described in his book, The Canadian Century: Moving out of America’s Shadows, co-authored by Jason Clemens and Niels Veldhuis. The event will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre.

    CPIA Awards provide the opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals for their commitment and dedication to the plastics industry in the areas of leadership, stewardship, recycling and innovation. The event attracts leading plastics industry participants as well as government officials. For more information, please visit CPIA’s website.

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