Joseph Ben-Ami

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Joseph C. Ben-Ami is a Canadian conservative writer, strategist and organizer. A principal consultant with BlueCommittee.Org. Ben-Ami is the former President and CEO of the Arthur Meighen Institute for Public Affairs (formerly the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies)[1], an independent conservative think-tank, and publisher of Canadian Observer, a quarterly magazine that examines culture, politics and public affairs from a conservative perspective. Before joining the Meighen Institute he was the executive director of the Institute for Canadian Values (ICV)[2], and before that he was director of Government Relations and Diplomatic Affairs for B'nai B'rith Canada[3]. Ben-Ami is also a member of the international advisory board of the organization Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, a US-based Jewish group dedicated to fighting discrimination directed against Christians.

Ben-Ami has held senior positions in several local, provincial and national political and advocacy campaigns. He served as a policy aid to former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and operations director for Stockwell Day[4], former leader of the Canadian Alliance. Most recently he managed the campaign of Brad Trost[5] for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Ben-Ami is also a conservative television and radio commentator and regular public speaker, and lectures on subjects such as civic engagement and leadership.


  1. ^ "Tory backers push for 'truly conservative' government" "CTV News". Retrieved August 26, 2017
  2. ^ "Stephen Harper and the theo-cons" "The Walrus". Retrieved August 26, 2017
  3. ^ "Meeting Schedule - Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights" "". Retrieved August 20, 2017
  4. ^ "Scheer’s Conservative caucus support gives him the advantage, but leadership win not in the bag" "The Hill Times". Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Why Did So Many Tory Hopefuls Stay Until The End? It's Complicated" "HuffPost Canada Edition". Retrieved August 26, 2017.