Luncheon speech on the sources of Irish economic growth with John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland and current Leader of the Official Opposition.
Launch of a book co-authored by Filip Palda and Michel Boucher entitled Ici le peuple gouverne. Pour une réforme de la démocratie.
Breakfast meeting on the relationship between the size of government and economic growth with Robert Lawson, George H. Moor Chair in Business & Economics at Columbus’ Capital University and Director of Fiscal Policy Studies for the Buckeye Institute in Ohio.
Day-long seminar on public policy in Canada presented by the MEI and the Fraser Institute.
Breakfast meeting on the lessons which could be drawn from reforms recently undertaken in the education systems of England and the United States with Réjean Breton, Professor of Labour Law at Laval University.
Luncheon on the reforming of Indianapolis with Stephen Goldsmith, Mayor of Indianapolis.
Breakfast meeting on the major economic challenges facing modern Quebec with authors Jean-Luc Migué, President of MEI’s Scientific Council, and Michel Boucher, Professor at the École Nationale d’Administration Publique in Quebec City.
Lecture on the effects of the capital gains tax with Mr Reuven Brenner, Professor of Business Administration at McGill University, and Mr Jason Kenney, Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast and Revenue Opposition critic.
Luncheon on the use or misuse of science in the public realm with Jacob Sullum, Senior Editor at Reason magazine and author of the book, For Your Own Good: the Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health.
Conference in honour of Friedrich August von Hayek, and in recognition of the nearly 200 works that he wrote in the course of his lifetime (in collaboration with the St. Lawrence Institute).