Director of Policy and Research
Phone: 613-237-4262 ext. 103
John leads the development of policy and research products to support the CNA’s mission, and co-chairs the Public Affairs Advisory Committee. He was project manager of the 2018 Small Modular Reactor Roadmap, and has been Canada’s representative to the Washington-based Global Nexus Initiative. John worked with the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa from 1990 to 2010, where he was a member of a Climate Outreach Team that in 2006 received a Superior Honor Award for effectively communicating U.S. foreign policy on the environment and climate change. An advocate for the productive integration of immigrants into Canadian society, he has led two of Ottawa’s immigrant services organizations. John is on the teaching faculty of the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University and is the author of Strangers with Memories: The United States and Canada from Free Trade to Baghdad (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).