TORONTO, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Canada's Public Policy Forum and recognizing the outstanding contributions of Canada's former prime
ministers to the governance of our country, the Public Policy Forum is
pleased to announce the establishment of The Prime Ministers of Canada Fellowship.
Announced last evening at the Public Policy Forum's Testimonial Dinner, in Toronto, honouring Canada's former prime ministers, the Fellowship
will be awarded to a Canadian thought-leader who will help lead the
Forum in convening informed dialogue about public policy and Canadian
In this inaugural year, the Fellowship has been awarded to Mr. Peter MacKinnon, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan and
Officer of the Order of Canada.
"I am delighted that we are establishing this very special Fellowship
that will bring a prominent leader to the Forum each year to help us
conduct research and convene policy dialogues," said Larry Murray, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Public Policy Forum.
David Mitchell, President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum, added, "I look forward to
Mr. MacKinnon joining us as the first Prime Ministers of Canada
Fellow. His wealth of experience and respect for public institutions
make him an ideal candidate to help lead the Forum in its continuing
work on governance and public service. Through this Fellowship, I know
that he will make an impactful contribution."
SOURCE PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
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