Brian Lee Crowley

ILS keynote in Calgary on property rights and natural resources

My friend Matt Bufton of the Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS) is organising a terrific conference on property rights to be held in Calgary 16-17 October. I’ll be the lunchtime speaker on Friday the 17th talking about both property rights issues as they relate to natural resources in Canada in general and more specifically I’ll look at First Nations property claims. Details from Matt at ILS.

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Ottawa talk on internal trade barriers and setting Canadians free!

The Calgary School of Public Policy is holding an event in Ottawa on Sept. 15th to discuss Canada’s international trade agenda. Fortunately they realise that internal trade barriers are just as germane to Canada’s economic success as international ones and so they’ll be having a panel on just that under the able chairmanship of my friend Ailish Campbell of CCCE. Come join the fun at the Chateau Laurier that day. Details from the School.

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Speaking with Bret Stephens of the WSJ on the legacy of 9/11

Fred Litwin (of the Liberty Film Festival fame) is organising a fabulous event in Ottawa (at the National Archives) to mark the anniversary of  9/11. Fred has done me the honour of asking me to appear on a panel with two luminaries for whom I have the highest regard: Bret Stephens, deputy editorial page editor of the WSJ, and Salim Mansur of UWO (and an able debater in our Great Canadian Debates series at MLI. The panel will be on the evening of Sunday Sept. 14th.

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Keynote talk for Na’amat triennial conference: Islam, Islamism and Freedom; Saturday Sept. 13th in Ottawa

Na’amat Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential social services that enhance the lives of women, children and families in Israel and in Canada. They have been active in Canada since 1925, and today have a membership of close to 1,000 women across the country.

They have been kind enough to invite me to give the keynote talk at their triennial conference being held at the Lord Elgin Hotel later in Sept. My talk, Islam, Islamism and Freedom, will be given at the dinner on Saturday, Sept. 13th.

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Speaking in Toronto on Oct 16th on wealth creation and Aboriginal Canada

The Institute on Governance has invited me to be a panellist at their conference Towards Reconciliation: The Future of Indigenous Governance  to be held in Toronto on October 15th-16th, 2014.  I will be on the panel entitled, “Advancing Reconciliation Efforts in Ontario through Wealth Creation” scheduled
on October 16th from 10:45-12:15 pm.

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Speaking in Calgary on October 8th on the concept of “social licence”

Regular visitors to this site will know I am a vociferous critic of the concept of social licence. I’ll be in Calgary on Wednesday, October 8th to speak on a panel at a conference  sponsored by the Energy and Environment Programme of the Calgary School of Public Policy. The conference is  titled “Social License in the Regulatory Arena: A Useful Concept?”. I’ll be one of the panellists in the 3rd panel session titled “Who “Owns” or “Issues” Social License? Contact the School for more information.

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Why the Canadian Oilsands: key factors behind growth

Brian will be on the concluding panel in the afternoon of June 24, 2014, on the benefits of the oilsands regionally and nationally.


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Dîner-conférence au Cercle de la finance internationale de Montréal

Brian will be the guest speaker at the Cercle’s May meeting on May 15, 2014, and will be speaking (mostly in French) 0n the topic of “Le secteur des ressources naturelles: les opportunitĂ©s Ă©conomiques et les dĂ©fis politiques/The natural resource sector: Economic opportunities, policy challenges. Inquiries about tickets to Louise Bigotaud at

Club St-James, Montreal

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The Queen’s Birthday Dinner, Ottawa

May 14, 2014

Army Officers Mess

149 Somerset St. West, Ottawa

Link for tickets:

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Great Canadian Debates Series 2013-14


February 27, 2014

Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

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