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July 29, 2020 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of John Richards as a Fellow-in-Residence.

“John has contributed to the C.D. Howe Institute’s work on a wide range of topics – from constitutional reform, education and social policy, and issues facing indigenous Canadians,” said Robson. “We are delighted that our research program will continue to benefit from his wisdom and his passion for good public policy.”

"Good social policy requires a balance between compassion and self-reliance, between equity of opportunity and equity of outcomes," said Richards. "More than other Canadian policy institutes, the C.D. Howe Institute conducts an ongoing search for a fair balance.”  

John Richards has written extensively on social policy in Canada and his current social policy focus is on Aboriginal policy. He is a Professor, Public Policy Program, at Simon Fraser University. He co-edits (with Henry Milner) Inroads, a Canadian policy journal. In addition, he has undertaken teaching and research in Bangladesh over the last two decades. His most recent project has been a survey of primary education in South Asia, co-written with two Bangladeshi colleagues. The manuscript is currently under review at University of Toronto Press.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904, email: media@cdhowe.org.

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