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Dan Kelly

President & CEO

Dan is the lead spokesperson and advocate for the views of the Federation's 110,000 small and medium-sized member businesses.


Dan has been with CFIB since 1994, when he joined as Policy Analyst for the Prairies. Following stints in Winnipeg and Calgary, Dan was named Senior Vice-President, Legislative Affairs in 2009. In 2012, he replaced Catherine Swift as CEO, and became chair of the board in 2014.


He has successfully spearheaded CFIB’s fights on many issues, including labour shortages, immigration, and credit and debit card fairness.


Dan was born and raised in Winnipeg and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. Immediately following university, he spent a year living and teaching in northern Japan.


Dan and his wife live in Toronto with their young son.


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