EVP & Chief Strategic Officer at Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Laura is responsible for the Federation’s legislative, communications, research, and IT functions. Since joining CFIB in 2003, Laura has spearheaded a number of high-profile campaigns on behalf of small businesses, including CFIB’s annual Red Tape Awareness week. Laura is passionate about red tape and other issues that don’t get the attention they deserve, and has led groundbreaking research on the costs of regulation in Canada and in the U.S. She has also served on a number of federal and provincial committees that advise the government on reducing the regulatory burden. Prior to joining CFIB, Laura worked for the Fraser Institute where she created a Centre for Studies in Risk and Regulation and published a number of policy studies on resource use and regulation. Laura and her husband live in Vancouver with their three spirited children.
EVP & Chief Strategic Officer