Public Policy Researcher
Blair is a public policy researcher based in Vancouver. Blair is currently co-chair of Canada’s national Trade Justice Network. Blair was President of the Transportation Association of Canada from 1999-2001. During the 1990’s, he was a senior administrator in the B.C. public service, serving variously as Deputy Minister of Transportation and Highways, CEO of the BC Transportation Financing Authority and Deputy Minister of Employment and Investment. He was senior research staff at the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) untill 2012. While at CUPE, Blair focused primarily on local government issues as well as privatization, energy, water services, green jobs and free trade.