Robert Asselin

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Robert Asselin


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Robert Asselin is Senior Vice-President, Policy at the Business Council of Canada. From 2017-2020, he was Senior Global Director, Public Policy at Blackberry. In 2017, he was appointed Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto and Fellow at the Public Policy Forum. From 2015 to 2017, he served as Policy and Budget Director to Canada’s Finance Minister.  From 2007 to 2015, Asselin was the Associate Director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. In 2014, he was a Visiting Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Asselin was a Policy Advisor to Prime Ministers Paul Martin and Justin Trudeau. 

Updated July 2023