Think-Tanks Wielding More Clout in Politics – November 2, 2011
When Canadians think of political parties, they focus on the teams of politicians fronting them. But behind the scenes, Canadian political parties are increasingly getting support from a "political infrastructure" that plays a crucial role in selling their ideology to the public.
Now Available: Frontier Centre iPhone Application – December 1, 2010
The Frontier Centre iPhone Application is now available.
Danielle Smith, Leader, Wildrose Alliance Party – November 30, 2010
Danielle Smith was interviewed after her Lunch on the Frontier speech in Winnipeg on November 22, 2010.
Send for the Wonks – August 4, 2010
Public services may be facing cutbacks, but the right-of-centre think-tanks are enjoying a boom.
Public Policy: An Introduction – July 21, 2010
Policy makes all the difference in creating wealth.
Allan Gotlieb on Canada's Culture of Ideas – May 27, 2009
"I think that it is fair to say that the success of the Frontier Centre signals the success of the independent think tank movement in Canada."
The Global “Go-To Think Tanks” – January 16, 2009
In a world saturated with information, connected by the web and challenged by complex issues that often hit like a meteor from outer space, there is a growing need to know where to turn for high quality information and analysis on critical policy issues. Increasingly policy makers and the public are turning to the close to 5,500 public policy research organizations around the world for assistance. This report, from the January 2009 edition of Foreign Policy Magazine identifies and ranks the leading think tanks in every region of the world.
Western Standard’s “Liberty 100” Top 10 for 2008 – January 15, 2009
Many Canadians worked hard in 2008 to fight the advance of big government and the erosion of economic and personal liberty. Some worked in relative obscurity in their own communities, while others were high profile or filled leadership roles in prestigious organizations – but all were important.
Now for the Real Shock Doctrine – December 1, 2008
As we are now witnessing, Klein’s disaster capitalist complex is a mythical creation, the shock doctrine of disaster capitalism an artificial construct. Disaster capitalism never got off the ground. From Russia to Canada to Europe and the United States under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, there isn’t a country in the world that hasn’t undergone the experience of a political takeover by the left on the wave of a crisis.
Richard Epstein – May 23, 2008
One of the world's most high-powered thinkers, University of Chicago Law Professor Richard Epstein, interviewed by the Frontier Centre.
The Government of Canada Announces the Appointment of New Members to the National Council of Welfare – February 21, 2008
Frontier Centre Expands into Alberta – February 1, 2008
Frontier Centre begins "on the ground" presence in Alberta with appointment of author and analyst Mark Milke as Alberta Senior Fellow.
The Think-Tanks that Miss the Target – June 26, 2007
Brussels badly needs a far more open debate about ideas but it lacks the vibrant ideas infrastructure found in the United States.
Fraser Institute Praises NDP & Saskatchewan – February 5, 2007
Saskatchewan ranked as having the third-best climate for investment, trailing only Alberta and British Columbia in the conservative Fraser Institute think-tank released its 2007 report on the investment climate of Canadian provinces.
A Nation of Serfs? How Canada’s Political Culture Corrupts Canadian Values – December 12, 2006
Brison Coy on Convention Plans – November 21, 2006
Scott Brison isn't yet saying which of the other federal Liberal leadership candidates will receive his support in the convention less than two weeks away.
Tories Draft Brian Crowley to Advise on Finance Policy – November 10, 2006
Obituary: Lord Harris of High Cross – October 29, 2006
Economist and founder of the Institute of Economic Affairs, Lord Ralph Harris died at the age of 81. The following is a summary of some of his accomplishments.
Think tanks make a valuable contribution – October 3, 2006
Another rebuttal to the argument that independent think tanks receive government subsidies.
Moregovernmentfunding.org – October 2, 2006
The value of intellectual independence, especially in the world of public policy, cannot be underestimated. Author Mark Milke explains how special interest groups funded by government create more pressure for spending.