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On Saturday, November 19th, Leon Fontaine passed away. His wife Sally and the rest of his family are taking this time to gather and mourn. Thank you so much for all of your love and support.

Please be praying for the Fontaine family during this time. Click here to read a statement from the Fontaine family.

Big Topics & Big Ideas

Since its inception in 1999, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy has been steadfast in its mission to foster Ideas for a Better Tomorrow. Through research, publications, educational events and policy analysis, Frontier has impacted dozens of governments and policy sectors. With Western Canadian roots and a drive to cultivate responsible citizenship, Leaders on the Frontier features discussions of common sense and good governance from this non-partisan, cutting-edge think tank.

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Sir John A. Macdonald's Legacy Lives On | Dr. Patrice Dutil

Host David Leis and Professor Patrice Dutil talk about the controversial legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's inaugural Prime Minister. Do Canadians know the true history of Sir John A. Macdonald? His pivotal role in shaping Canada's history, efforts in Indigenous community programs, and how Macdonald's leadership during crises such as the smallpox outbreak of 1885 saved lives, to list a few. Is he still elevant in today's world? 

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Sir John A. Macdonald's Legacy Lives On | Dr. Patrice Dutil

Host David Leis and Professor Patrice Dutil talk about the controversial legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's inaugural Prime Minister. Do Canadians know the true history of Sir John A. Macdonald? His pivotal role in shaping Canada's history, efforts in Indigenous community programs, and how Macdonald's leadership during crises such as the smallpox outbreak of 1885 saved lives, to list a few. Is he still elevant in today's world? 

David Leis

Before joining the Frontier Centre for Public Policy as Vice President of Development & Engagement, David Leis served in a variety of senior leadership roles within industry, government, First Nations and education. His academic credentials from Waterloo, Ryerson and Toronto led him to earn his Masters in Public Policy at Queen's University in Ontario. Networking everywhere he goes, David's warm personality has created connections with leaders around the globe. With a tenacious passion for Canada's success and a high regard for people, David relishes the opportunity to educate and inform by hosting Leaders on the Frontier.

David Leis