Brian Lee Crowley


  • Fisher Memorial Award Dinner in Dallas, Texas April 1, 2011

    The Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced the Macdonald-Laurier Institute as the winner of the 22nd Annual Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for its 2010 publication, The Canadian Century: Moving out of America’s Shadow, by Brian Lee Crowley, Jason Clemens, and Niels Veldhuis.

    Brian Lee Crowley accepted the award on behalf of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute at the annual Fisher Memorial Award Dinner in Dallas, Texas on April 27, 2011. The award includes a $10,000 prize.

    “The Fisher Award recognizes books published by think tanks that can help create a future marked by more freedom and more prosperity,” said Atlas CEO Brad Lips. “What this institute has done is provide a success story of fiscal discipline and reform that many nations desperately need today.”

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  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Presentation March 30, 2011

    Texas A&M University Corpus Christi invited Brian Lee Crowley on April 26, 2011 to give two presentations based on his book, The Canadian Century: Moving Out of America’s Shadow.

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  • “Clean Energy Superpower” Conference at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario March 25, 2011

    On April 15, 2011, Queen’s University invited Brian Lee Crowley to present at a panel convened as part of a university program on “Clean Energy Superpower and Environmental Assessment: Canada’s Ambitions and Choices”.

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  • Canada’s Voluntary Sector and Public Policy Symposium March 20, 2011

    The Max Bell Foundation invited Brian Lee Crowley to participate in Canada’s Voluntary Sector and Public Policy Symposium on April 7, 2011. He was one of 42 participants selected for the symposium. The focus was on understanding and improving the role that voluntary sector organizations play in the development of public policy.

    The symposium was held at the Kahanoff Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

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  • Fleishman-Hillard Breakfast Event March 10, 2011

    Fleishman-Hillard Inc. invited Brian Lee Crowley to present at their breakfast event on April 7, 2011. The talk focused on fiscal policy and was given to an audience of business people, particularly from the energy sector in Calgary, Alberta.

    Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world’s leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive, and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations

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  • “The Road Ahead: Two Steps Forward or One Step Back?” February 3, 2010

    I will be the wrap-up speaker at the Ottawa Economics Association’s big one day conference on Canada’s future economic challenges at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on March 24. I’ve been asked to give the overview of the event along with my own prescriptions for Canada’s future.

    I’ll be sharing the platform with some of Canada’s biggest thinkers about the challenges ahead, including  Paul Boothe, Senior Associate DM, Industry Canada, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada, Don Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank, Peter Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist, Export Development Canada, Jack Mintz, Palmer Chair in Public Policy, University of Calgary, Christopher Ragan, Clifford Clark Visiting Economist, Finance Canada, and Department of Economics, McGill University, and Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives.

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    The Ottawa Economics Association and the Canadian Association for Business Economics will hold their annual Spring Policy Conference on March 23 (evening) and March 24 (full day) at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa.

    With governments having responded both creatively and aggressively to the global financial crisis and the subsequent recession, the world and Canadian economies are now experiencing the early months of a tentative recovery. As this recovery takes hold, and private-sector activity gradually returns, governments will need to withdraw their monetary and fiscal stimulus. They must then begin preparing for their next economic challenges.

    This year’s policy conference will explore the most important long-run economic challenges that we face as a nation, and the need to begin planning for these challenges now. Some of these challenges have been recognized before, but were temporarily set aside while governments dealt with the urgency of the financial crisis. Others have never yet taken their appropriate place on Canada’s public agenda.

    Our speakers will help us to identify the long-run challenges that matter most for the economic well-being of Canadians over the coming decades. They will explain why the complexity of the challenges argues for their placement on the current policy agenda, thus giving Canada’s policy makers sufficient time to design the most appropriate policy responses. Finally, our speakers will provide their sense of which policy approaches are likely to be the most fruitful in addressing these challenges.

    This year’s conference will once again bring together some of Canada’s best economic minds and most engaging speakers to help us think through these crucial issues for our collective economic future.  We hope you will join us.

    The Program and Registration details provided below. Once again this year we are rolling out the official launch of the conference with an Early Bird Special that will run until February 10.

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