Contributors

Ben Woodfinden
Ben Woodfinden is a doctoral candidate and political theorist at McGill University. In addition to being a Hub contributor, Ben publishes The Dominion newsletter.
Blair Gibbs
Blair Gibbs is a former advisor to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and now lives in Vancouver where he heads the North American arm of public policy consultancy Public First (www.pfstrategy.co).
Caroline Elliott
Caroline Elliott is a political commentator and a PhD candidate in Political Science at Simon Fraser University. She runs a consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, public policy and political advice for a broad range of clients.
Christopher Dummitt
Christopher Dummitt is a professor of history at Trent University and host of the podcast 1867 & All That (www.1867allthat.com).
Danica McLellan
Danica McLellan is a lawyer in Edmonton. Her practice comprises mainly management-side labour, employment, and human rights law, but she also closely follows emerging constitutional issues as they relate to current events.
Deani Van Pelt
Deani Van Pelt, Ph.D, writing from Hamilton, Ontario, worked for almost a decade as a professor of education and now leads an association of independent schools. She holds appointments at several think tanks as a Senior Fellow in education policy and at a UK university as a Research Fellow in Charlotte Mason studies.
Erin Vander Veer
Erin VanderVeer is a lawyer in Toronto with a civil litigation practice. She serves on the Board of Mary Centre, a charity that serves developmentally challenged adults and their families, as well as the Board of the Borden Scholarship Fund. She lives in Cobourg with her husband and two children.
Ginny Roth
Ginny Roth is the National Practice Lead for Government Relations at Crestview Strategy and a long-time conservative activist who previously worked at Queen’s Park and as party organizer for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.
Hannah Hodson
Hannah Hodson is a political assistant to a member of parliament in Ottawa. She previously served in the office of B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
Howard Anglin
Howard Anglin is a post-graduate researcher at Oxford University. He was previously Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Principal Secretary to the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney, and a lawyer in New York, London, and Washington, DC.
Jack Mitchell
Jack Mitchell (www.jackmitchell.ca) is a poet and scholar based in Halifax, where he is an associate professor of Classics at Dalhousie. His latest book, The Odyssey of Star Wars: an Epic Poem, a retelling of the original Star Wars film trilogy, will be published in September 2021 by Abrams Books.
Janet Bufton
Janet Bufton is a founder of the Institute for Liberal Studies. She holds degrees in business, economics, and international affairs, which she has somehow managed to turn towards work as an Ottawa-based educational consultant and copy editor.
J.D.M. Stewart
J.D.M. Stewart has been a history teacher and writer for more than 25 years. He is the author of Being Prime Minister.
Joanna Baron
Joanna Baron is Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, a legal charity that protects constitutional freedoms in courts of law and public opinion. Previously, she was the founding National Director of the Runnymede Society and a criminal defence litigator in Toronto. She studied Classics at St John's College in MD and NM and law at McGill University.
Karen Restoule
Karen Restoule is modernizing administrative justice as the Alternate Executive Chair and Associate Chair at Tribunals Ontario. She is also co-founder of BOLD Realities, working to advance the industry-Indigenous relationship, and previously served as Director of Justice at the Chiefs of Ontario. Karen is Ojibwe from Dokis First Nation.
Livio Di Matteo
Livio Di Matteo is an economist in Thunder Bay, Ontario specializing in public policy, health economics, public finance and economic history.
Patrick Luciani
Patrick Luciani is co-director of the Gardiner Museum Speakers Series and former executive director of the Donner Canadian Foundation. He has written widely on public policy issues.
Rob Leone
Rob Leone holds a PhD in public policy and serves as an Associate Professor of Leadership and Policy at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY. In addition, he is a Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group in Toronto.
Royce Koop
Royce Koop is a professor of Political Science and coordinator of the Canadian Studies program at the University of Manitoba.
Trevor Tombe
Trevor Tombe is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and a Research Fellow at The School of Public Policy. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto, and his research expertise focuses on international trade, public finance, and fiscal federalism.
Vass Bednar
Vass Bednar is the Executive Director of McMaster University's Master of Public Policy in Digital Society Program. She writes about startups and public policy at "regs to riches" and is a Public Policy Forum Fellow.
Veronica Green
Veronica Green works at Slate Asset Management, a global investment and asset management firm, and is the Co-Founder of Elena's Club, an organization to promote women's education. She has previously held roles in the Premier's Office and the Office of the Official Opposition.
Vivian Bercovici
Vivian Bercovici served as Canada's Ambassador to Israel 2014-16. A former Toronto lawyer, she resides most of the year in Tel Aviv where she is engaged in business consulting, as a columnist for several media in Israel, the U.S. and Canada. She is an active public speaker in both English and Hebrew, which she speaks fluently. And she revels in what passes for "winter" in Israel.
Zachary Patterson
Zachary Patterson is an associate professor at Concordia University in Montreal. He writes primarily on issues related to the current state of Canadian academia.