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Canadian Global Affairs Institute adds Brad Wall to Advisory Council

CGAI welcomes thought leader to Advisory Council

CALGARY – June 21, 2018 – The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Wall to its Advisory Council, effective immediately.

“We are simply thrilled to welcome former premier Wall to our Advisory Council.” said Kelly Ogle, President of the CGAI. “For almost two decades he has provided cogent, reasoned and dynamic leadership. Moreover, during his time as premier of Saskatchewan, he was instrumental in the promotion and advancement of many global initiatives, not only for Saskatchewan but for Canada. We will count on that expertise to continue to advance Canada’s global engagement.”

Mr. Wall recently joined Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP as a special advisor after serving 18 years in provincial politics, including 10 years as the premier of Saskatchewan. After being elected premier in November 2007, his government was re-elected in the 2011 provincial election with 64 per cent of the popular vote and again in 2016 with 62 per cent of the popular vote – the highest percentages of any political party in Saskatchewan history.    

 “I am honoured to join CGAI’s Advisory Council,” said Mr. Wall. “Objective research and analysis of public policy, and effectively communicating that research to the public, is crucial to help inform Canadians about policy options, and how those options can affect their lives.”

Mr. Wall will join 15 others on CGAI’s Advisory Council including Chairman Hon. John Manley and members Hon. Rona Ambrose, Ian Brodie, Hon. Jean Charest, Laura Dawson, Bruce Donaldson, Richard (Dick) Fadden, Janice MacKinnon, Jack Mintz, Kathleen Monk, Marie-Lucie Morin, Hon. Bob Rae, Jeffrey Simpson, Christopher Waddell and Rob Wright. “The most intriguing feature of the Advisory Council is broad ideological representation,” Mr. Ogle stated.  “It adds real credence to our independence.” The CGAI utilizes the full array of its expertise to produce objective, non-aligned analysis about Canadian national interests, both at home and abroad. Its non-partisan, unbiased and independent analysis helps Canadians to understand complex, multifaceted global challenges.  

About CGAI
The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a charitable, non-partisan, non-advocacy organization that provides a window into all aspects of Canadian foreign policy. We seek to promote understanding amongst Canadians by creating publications and hosting events regarding defence, diplomacy, development, resources and trade policies. The Institute is Canada’s most credible source of expertise on global affairs. The work of its researchers, fellows and advisors sparks impassioned nation-wide discussions and debates that are designed to help Canadians better understand their role on the world stage. Established in 2000 and based in Calgary and Ottawa, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a registered charity, which comments repeatedly in the media and publishes extensively on defence, diplomacy, trade and development.

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