For more than 50 years, the IRPP has produced rigorous, in-depth research on Canada’s toughest policy challenges. Our team works to bring together the worlds of research and public policy, with the goal of providing evidence, analysis and advice that supports sound decision-making and improves the lives of Canadians. To see where our research is resonating in the academic community, follow us on JSTOR and Google Scholar.


Rachel Samson is a policy research executive with 23 years of experience providing evidence-based policy advice. Rachel spent 15 years as an economist and executive with the federal government, working at Finance Canada, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, the Privy Council Office, the Treasury Board Secretariat, and the Canadian Environmental[...]

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Rachel Samson
Vice-President, Research
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