Born and raised in Winnipeg, Colin Craig has an MBA and a degree in economics from the University of Manitoba.
Prior to joining SecondStreet.org, Colin worked for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a non-profit taxpayers’ watchdog organization. During that time, his advocacy work with the CTF led to public policy victories at the municipal, provincial and federal level.
Notably, Colin was the driving force behind efforts to convince the federal government to draft and pass the First Nations Financial Transparency Act. He was also instrumental in exposing problems with the City of Winnipeg’s new police headquarters (a project that is currently being investigated by the RCMP) and he helped the Canadian Taxpayers Federation convince a majority of voters to vote “no” during Calgary’s recent Olympics plebiscite.
Colin is also the author of The Government Wears Prada – a book that examines how governments in Canada can address enormous cost pressures associated with Canada’s aging population. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, hiking, travelling and volunteering with a local Calgary program that helps new Canadians learn English.