External Advisory Council

Our External Advisory Council comprises public servants, political figures and leaders in civil society. Members of the Council support the Institute by offering feedback on strategic direction, facilitating external interactions and supporting connections between Dalhousie and other public policy actors.


Megan Leslie (Chair)
President and CEO, WWF-Canada
Former MP for Halifax and Deputy Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition
The Honourable Wayne G. Wouters, P.C. (Vice-Chair)
Strategic and Policy Advisor, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Government of Canada
Doug Kirkpatrick
Over 30 years in public policy and public administration
President, Heydon Strategies Inc.
Founding Executive Director of the original MacEachen Institute for Policy & Government
Nathan Kroll
President and founder of Current Studios
Nova Scotia technology entrepreneur
Colin P. MacDonald, Q.C.
Former senior staffer in Allan MacEachen’s office
Recently retired corporate law partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Advisory Board member of the original MacEachen Institute for Policy & Government
Taleeb Noormohamed
President and Chief Operating Officer, Casaza Inc.
Advisory Board member of the original MacEachen Institute for Policy & Government
Dr. Pamela Palmater
Mi’kmaw lawyer and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation
Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University
The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., C.C., O.Ont, Q.C.
Partner, OKT LLP
Canada's special envoy to Myanmar
Professor, University of Toronto
Served as Ontario’s 21st premier from 1990 to 1995
Professor Janice Gross Stein
Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
David A. Thompson
Owner, Weed Man Maritimes
Founding Trustee of the For the Public Good Trust (2011)