Institute for Research on Public Policy

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The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) is Canada's oldest non-partisan public policy think tank. Based in Montreal and founded in 1972, it publishes Policy Options, edited by L. Ian MacDonald.

The Institute is a registered charity in Canada and stated in its latest annual information return to the Canada Revenue Agency of having assets of roughly $35.6 million CAD and annual expenditures of $2.5 million in the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

Graham Fox became President and CEO on April 1, 2011, succeeding Mel Cappe. Hugh Segal served as President from 1999 to 2006, and Monique Jérôme-Forget from 1991 to 1998.


The organization is governed by a board of directors. Current members of the board are: Janice MacKinnon (chair), Graham Scott (Vice-chair), David Biette, Kim Brooks, Ian Clark, Jim Dinning, Alain Dubuc, Mary Lou Finlay, Ann Fitz-Gerald, Isabelle Hudon, George Lafond, John Manley, Barbara McDougall, Anne McLellan, Jacques Ménard, Paul Tellier and Wanda Wuttunee.

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