Institute of Intergovernmental Relations


Advisory Council

Past IIGR Directors

  • Dr. John R. Allan, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University
  • Professor Douglas Brown, Department of Political Science,  St. Francis Xavier University
  • Mr. Sean Conway, Visiting Fellow, Ryerson University Centre for Urban Energy & Public Policy Advisor, Gowling, Lafleur, Henderson LLP
  • Professor Thomas Courchene, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
  • Dr. Harvey Lazar,  University of Victoria and Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University

Deputy Ministers

  • Ms. Janice Charette, Deputy Minister and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet Privy Council Office, Canada
  • Catherine Blewett, Deputy Minister Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, Nova Scotia
  • Lynn Betzner, Deputy Minister, Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet, Intergovernmental Affairs, Cabinet Office, Ontario
  • Yves Castonguay, Secrétaire général associé, SAIC Secrétariat aux Affaires Intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC), Québec
  • Judy Wagner, Clerk of the Executive Council Secretary to the Cabinet and Deputy Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs, New Brunswick
  • Sean Dutton, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Andrea Buckley, Corporate Programs and Intergovernmental Relations, Yukon
  • Martin Goldney, Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations, Northwest Territories
  • Robert Carson, Deputy Minister, Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs, Nunavut
  • Jim Eldridge, Interim Deputy Minister, Federal- Provincial and International Relations, Manitoba
  • Pierrette Maranda, Associate DM, Intergovernmental Relations Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat, British Columbia
  • Paul Ledwell, Deputy Minister, Policy and Priorities, Prince Edward Island
  • Kent Campbell, Associate Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs, Saskatchewan
  • Garry Pocock, Deputy Minister, International and Intergovernmental Relations Ministry of International and Intergovernmental Relations, Alberta


  • Professor Keith Banting, School of Policy Studies, Queens University
  • Professor Loleen Berdahl, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan
  • Professor David Cameron, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
  • Professor Alain-G. Gagnon, Département de science politique, L’Université du Québec a Montréal
  • Professor John Meisel, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University
  • Professor Alain Noël, Departément de science politique, L’Université de Montréal
  • Master Hugh Segal, Massey College, University of Toronto
  • Professor Nadia Verrelli, Department of Political Science, Lakehead University
  • Professor Jennifer Wallner, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
  • Professor Mark Walters, Faculty of Law, Queen's University
  • Professor Robert Young, Department of Political Science, University of Western Ontario

Associations and Centres

  • Mr. Graham Fox, Institute for Research on Public Policy
  • Mr. Dylan Jones, Canada West Foundations
  • Dr. Rupak Chattopadhyay, Forum of Federations