Russ Robinson

Dr. Robinson (Ph.D., Yale) taught economics at universities in Canada for five years before joining the Government of Canada where he spent 26 years at senior levels in five departments including the central agencies, working on policy development and intergovernmental relations. Early in his career he helped conduct a federal/provincial review of Canada’s income security system.

In the Department of Finance he was ADM responsible for Canada’s Equalization Program, other federal/provincial/territorial fiscal transfers and social policy issues including the CPP. Russ then devoted 16 years to Canadian and international consulting, and has been “informally retired” for the past few years.