Robert Asselin is a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy & Governance and is Senior Director (Global) of Public Policy at BlackBerry. He recently served as Policy and Budget Director (2015-2017) to the Minister of Finance of Canada. Before serving in the Department of Finance, Robert was the Associate Director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa from 2007 to 2015. He also was a Visiting Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. in 2014. He was one of Prime Minister Trudeau’s senior advisors during the last election campaign.