The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Robinson as the new Director of our Ontario Office.
Randy’s areas of expertise include public sector finance, the gendered rise of precarious work, neoliberalism, and labour rights. He has extensive experience in communications and research, and has been engaged in Ontario’s political and economic debates for decades.
Most recently, Randy was the supervisor of communications and campaigns for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). Prior to this role, he was OPSEU’s first political economist during the Great Recession of 2008-09, and was instrumental in shaping the union’s response to provincial austerity policy.
Randy began writing ad copy at the age of eight before moving on to student journalism, political activism and union communications. He holds a bachelor of arts in French/English and a bachelor of education in French immersion from the University of Saskatchewan, a master’s degree in political science from York University, anda master’s in adult education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.
His relationship with CCPA is a longstanding one: "Like many people who care about making progressive change in this country, I have always been impressed by the CCPA's commitment to sharp, insightful analysis and strong policy ideas backed up by solid evidence. It's a great honour to work at the CCPA, and as Ontario Director I look forward to working with Ontarians to build a province that works for everyone.”
The CCPA is thrilled to be working with Randy, who is well-positioned to build on the direction and leadership established by the Ontario office’s founding director Trish Hennessy.