Staff

Scott Sinclair, Director

Scott SinclairScott Sinclair is a senior research fellow with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, where he directs the centre’s Trade and Investment Research Project. Scott has written numerous books, chapters, and papers including Bad Medicine: Trade Treaties, Privatization and Health Care Reform in Canada (with Jim Grieshaber-Otto); Facing the Facts: A Guide to the GATS Debate (with Jim Grieshaber-Otto); and Putting Health First: Canadian Health Care Reform, Trade Treaties and Foreign Policy (with Matthew Sanger), a background study prepared for the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada.  Prior to joining CCPA, Scott was a senior trade policy advisor with the Government of British Columbia. 

Scott Sinclair has a BA in political science from UPEI and an MA in political science from York University. He lives with his family in rural Prince Edward Island and in his spare time enjoys walking and bird watching.

Jim Grieshaber-Otto, Research Associate

Jim Grieshaber-OttoJim Grieshaber-Otto is a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives specializing on the impacts of international trade treaties on public services and public interest regulation.  After obtaining a B.Sc. at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. at the University of Reading, England, he served as a policy analyst for Members of Parliament and as a senior trade policy advisor with the Government of British Columbia. 

He has co-authored numerous publications, including: Threatened Harvest: Protecting Canada’s world-class grain system (with Scott Sinclair);  Perilous Lessons: The Impact of the WTO Services Agreement (GATS) on Canada’s Public Education System (with Matthew Sanger), The GATS: Impacts of the international ‘services’ treaty on health-based alcohol regulation (with Noel Schacter) and Trade Treaties, Privatization and Health Care Reform in Canada (with Scott Sinclair and Ricardo Grinspun). 

He lives with his family on a diversified 35-hectare organic family farm near Agassiz, 100 km. east of Vancouver.