CCPA welcomes new Executive Director Peter Bleyer

Peter Bleyer. Photo by Ben Welland, 2016.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Bleyer as its new Executive Director.

Peter has extensive experience leading the growth and development of organizations engaged in progressive policy work and has been a public spokesperson on a wide range of policy issues. He was most recently Special Advisor to the Professional Institute of the Public Service (PIPSC), where he was instrumental in efforts to defend science and evidence-based policy making in the federal public service.

Bleyer was previously President of the Canadian Council for Social Development (CCSD), Executive Director of the Council of Canadians, and has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of environmental and community organizations, including as Chair of the Board of Directors of Greenpeace Canada. You can read his full bio here.

The Centre is extremely grateful to outgoing Executive Director Bruce Campbell for 25 years of service and dedication to the organization. Under his leadership, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has become widely recognized as Canada’s leading progressive think tank.

Mr. Campbell will continue to contribute to the CCPA’s work as a research fellow, and throughout 2016 he will be on a Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship, awarded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. The fellowship will allow him to deepen his research on oil transport by rail, including regulatory failure behind the Lac-Mégantic disaster and avenues of redress for victims.