The Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers is an ingenious and inspiring policy innovator, grounded in the realities of working people and their communities. Her mission is to bring a workers’ perspective to the public policy development process — and to help all of us make sense of what’s happening in the economy.
Armine Yalnizyan is a leading voice on Canada’s economic scene. Most recently, she served as a senior economic policy advisor to the federal Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada, and on a high-level task group on women in the economy convened by the federal Ministers of Finance and Middle Class Prosperity. Armine was senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Inequality Project from 2008 to 2017.
Armine writes a bi-weekly business column for the Toronto Star. She is also a frequent contributor to Maclean’s, CBC Radio, TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, BNN’s Bloomberg Markets. She contributed economics columns for The Globe and Mail’s Economy Lab from 2010 to 2013, and from 2012 to mid-2018 she provided weekly business commentary for CBC Radio’s Metro Morning and CBC TV’s premier business show On The Money (formerly the Lang and O’Leary Exchange). This Minute is her newsletter for up-to-the-minute commentary.