Mitchell Cohen

Mitch Cohen joined the Justice Centre in March 2020 after over 35 years in private practice. Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1983 Mitch has practiced with major law firms and conducted a litigation practice involving complex questions of fact and law. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba, 1976, Master of Social Work, Washington Univeristy, 1978, …

Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen retired in 2019 after two decades of investment, finance, and accounting experience. Jonathan was most recently a Managing Director at TD Asset Management and head of the firm’s fixed income investment research team. His career included a decade as a top-ranked equity research analyst at RBC Capital Markets and head of RBC’s fixed income research team. Jonathan also …

John Carpay

John Carpay was born in the Netherlands, and grew up in British Columbia.  He earned his B.A. in Political Science at Laval University in Quebec City, and his LL.B. from the University of Calgary.  Fluent in English, French, and Dutch, John served the Canadian Taxpayers Federation as Alberta Director from 2001 to 2005, advocating for lower taxes, less waste, and …

Ted Morton

Dr. Morton is currently an Executive Fellow at The School of Public Policy. In 2017 he retired from his position of Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary, where he taught for 36 years. During this time, he was also a visiting scholar at universities in France, Australia, and North America. From 2013-2017, he was a Senior Fellow, …

Bud Smith Q.C.

Bud Smith, Q.C. is a Kamloops lawyer and businessman with interests including engineering, construction and travel. He served in the B.C. provincial cabinet as Attorney General, Minister of Regional Economic Development and was elected MLA for Kamloops from 1986 to 1991. Mr. Smith has served on a number of boards including Canada Post, BC Development Corporation, Prince Rupert Port Authority, …

Tom Bateman

Tom Bateman is Professor of Political Science at St Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, where he and his family have lived since 2003. His teaching and research interests are in Canadian government and politics, comparative constitutionalism, the law and politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and freedoms, and religion and politics. He is co-author of a popular text, The …