Tyler Meredith

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
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Management consultant, think tanker, and senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister, Tyler Meredith brings nearly two decades of experience at the intersection of economics, public policy and politics. Previously voted the second most influential staff person in Ottawa by the Hill Times’ annual staff survey, Meredith has been a key thought leader supporting the domestic economic and social policy agenda of the Justin Trudeau government. 

He was the lead author of the 2019 and 2021 winning election platforms of the Liberal Party of Canada, helped lead the delivery of 6 federal budgets and 5 economic statements and contributed to the writing of multiple ministerial mandate letters during government transition.  

Until his departure in late 2022, Meredith was the lead economic advisor for Justin Trudeau, and two Ministers of Finance – Chrystia Freeland and Bill Morneau. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was the principal architect of the the government’s economic response, including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Response Benefit and Rent Subsidy. From 2016-2022l, his work touched nearly all aspects of the government’s social and economic agenda, from financial sector and tax policy, to the design of the Canadian cannabis market, to the negotiation of the 2017 health accords. 

Before working in government, Meredith was the economic research director for the Institute for Research on Public Policy, where he oversaw and authored numerous peer reviewed publications on Canadian economic policy. He was also previously a management consultant for nearly 5 years with a Big 4 firm.  

Tyler holds a Masters of Public Administration from Queens University and a Joint Honours in Political Science and History from the University of Ottawa. 

Updated July 2023