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Janice MacKinnon
Senior Fellow

Professor, University of Saskatchewan



Janice MacKinnon is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the Order of Canada, and a former Saskatchewan Finance Minister. She has a PhD and M.A. from Queen’s University and an Honours B.A. from the University of Western Ontario She is the author of three books and many articles on public policy issues. She has also served as the Chair of the Board of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, as a board member of the Canada West Foundation and is currently on the advisory board of the Global Affairs Institute. As a cabinet minister in Saskatchewan, she held various portfolios including Minister of Finance, Minister of Social Services, Minister of Economic Development, and Government House leader. From 2010 to 2015, she served as Chair of Canada’s Economic Advisory Council. In 2017, she was appointed to the federal advisory panel on NAFTA and the environment. In 2019, she chaired the Blue-Ribbon Panel on Alberta’s Finances. She is on the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta, is an Executive Fellow at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy and Professor of fiscal policy at the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan.