Sean Speer


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About Sean Speer

Sean Speer is the PPF Scotiabank Fellow in Strategic Competitiveness at the Public Policy Forum. His latest research explores the perceptions and realities shaping the Urban-Rural divide in Canada, and the implications for policymakers and leaders. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He previously served as a senior economic adviser to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

PPF is grateful to Scotiabank and its support of the PPF Scotiabank Fellowship in Strategic Competitiveness.

About the fellowship

The PPF Scotiabank Fellow in Strategic Competitiveness is focused on producing and communicating policy research and ideas related to Canada’s economic competitiveness. The ultimate goal, consistent with PPF’s long-time prioritization of the social and economic determinants of growth, is to develop and popularize a policy agenda that will support higher rates of economic growth and productivity in Canada.