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Rachel Curran

Former Director of Policy to Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Rachel Curran is a lawyer by training, and has nearly fifteen years of experience in public affairs, including extensive experience providing strategic and policy advice to the Prime Minister of Canada and federal and provincial Cabinet ministers.

As Director of Policy to the Prime Minister, Ms. Curran was closely engaged in all matters involving the federal government, including foreign and defence policy, trade negotiations, economic affairs, immigration, transportation, energy and the environment, indigenous affairs, social development and intergovernmental relations. She was directly responsible for setting and implementing the government’s policy agenda over the course of a four-year mandate, and oversaw all major governmental initiatives including the preparation of the annual $280-billion federal budget.

Ms. Curran’s professional career has allowed her to develop a deep and unique understanding of public policy both in Canada and internationally.

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