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 also chairs the Policy Committee of Canada’s National Electricity Roundtable, and is CNA’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, as well as volunteering in other community service and international development efforts. He is also on the teaching faculty of the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.