The Prime Ministers of Canada Fellowship awarded to Peter MacKinnon


TORONTO, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Canada's Public Policy Forum and recognizing the outstanding contributions of Canada's former prime ministers to the governance of our country, the Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce the establishment of The Prime Ministers of Canada Fellowship.

Announced last evening at the Public Policy Forum's Testimonial Dinner, in Toronto, honouring Canada's former prime ministers, the Fellowship will be awarded to a Canadian thought-leader who will help lead the Forum in convening informed dialogue about public policy and Canadian institutions.

In this inaugural year, the Fellowship has been awarded to Mr. Peter MacKinnon, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan and Officer of the Order of Canada.

"I am delighted that we are establishing this very special Fellowship that will bring a prominent leader to the Forum each year to help us conduct research and convene policy dialogues," said Larry Murray, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Public Policy Forum.

David Mitchell, President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum, added, "I look forward to Mr. MacKinnon joining us as the first Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow.  His wealth of experience and respect for public institutions make him an ideal candidate to help lead the Forum in its continuing work on governance and public service. Through this Fellowship, I know that he will make an impactful contribution."

Thank you to our 25th anniversary sponsors.