About

Intro:

The Alberta Institute is an independent, libertarian-minded, public policy think tank that aims to advance personal freedom and choice in Alberta.

 

Mission:

We aim to advance personal freedom and choice in Alberta, by developing and promoting solutions to public policy issues.

We focus on a wide variety of public policy issues at both the provincial and municipal level.

 

Independence:

We don’t accept any government funding and we never will.

We think you should be free to choose, for yourself, which organizations to support.

We’d welcome your donation if you like what we do, but we won’t force you to give us money if you don't!

 

People:

 

Peter McCaffrey
Founder and President

Peter McCaffrey is the Founder and President of the Alberta Institute, an independent, libertarian-minded, public policy think tank that aims to advance personal freedom and choice in Alberta.

He regularly appears in a wide variety of local and nationwide media, and speaks on topics as diverse as municipal finance and transparency, liquor and drug laws, fiscal policy, taxi regulation, education reform, technology, and civil liberties.

Before founding the Alberta Institute, Peter worked in a number of senior roles at various think tanks in Canada, and as a political, business, and technology consultant internationally.

 

Megan McCaffrey
Director of Research and Executive Director of Common Sense Alberta

Megan McCaffrey is the Director of Research at the Alberta Institute, an independent, libertarian-minded, public policy think tank that aims to advance personal freedom and choice in Alberta.

She has an extensive public policy background, working for several years in both the government and private sectors, with a particular expertise and focus on economic, energy, electricity, renewables, and environmental issues.

Megan also serves as the Executive Director of Common Sense Alberta, a non-profit dedicated to advocating on municipal issues, with groups based in cities across Alberta.

 

Alex McColl
Director of Fundraising

Alex McColl is the Director of Fundraising at the Alberta Institute, an independent, libertarian-minded, public policy think tank that aims to advance personal freedom and choice in Alberta.

He holds a Business degree from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Calgary School of Public Policy, where he wrote a capstone thesis on military procurement policy.

Prior to joining the Alberta Institute, Alex spent seven years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has also worked and volunteered at several non-profit advocacy groups.

 

Josh Andrus
Executive Director Project Confederation