January 8, 2015 (OTTAWA) – Robert Asselin, noted author, academic, and political advisor, has joined Canada 2020 full-time in the role of Vice President of Policy and Research.
While at Canada 2020, Asselin will shape the organization’s growing research agenda, producing more original research, commentary and thought-provoking insight into the major policy issues facing Canada and, in particular, the federal government.
“We are thrilled to welcome Robert to the Canada 2020 team full-time,” said Tim Barber, Canada 2020’s Co-Founder. “Robert was an extremely active member of our Advisory Board, coordinating our research agenda and writing extensively about issues like democratic and electoral reform. We look forward to working with Robert in his new and expanded role.”
Robert Asselin was the Associate Director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa from October 2007 to January 2015. In 2014, he was appointed Visiting Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. Robert previously served as Advisor and Speechwriter to the Prime Minister of Canada and worked as a policy advisor with three Cabinet ministers.
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