Stuart Trew, TIRP Director

Stuart Trew, Editor of the MonitorStuart joined the CCPA in 2014 as Editor of the Monitor magazine and has produced number of CCPA publications including The Harper Record: 2009-2015 (with Teresa Healy), Making Sense of the CETA (with Scott Sinclair and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood), and the 2016 Lorimer anthology, The TPP and Canada: A Citizen's Guide (with Scott Sinclair). He took on the role of Director of the CCPA's Trade and Investment Research Project in February 2021.

Stuart has a BA in journalism and political science and a MA in political economy from Carleton University. Between 2006 and 2014, he was a trade researcher and campaigner with the Council of Canadians. In 2009, he co-founded the Trade Justice Network, which continues to bring together labour, environmental, student, human rights and other social justice groups to contest neoliberal trade rules and propose progressive alternatives.

Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, Senior Researcher

Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood

Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood is a senior researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and contributor to the Trade and Investment Research Project. His work focuses on the social and economic dimensions of Canada's shift toward a zero-carbon economy, including the necessity of a just transition for vulnerable workers and communities across the country.

Hadrian holds a MA in political economy from Carleton University and a BA in communications from Western University. He lives and works in Ottawa.

Scott Sinclair, Founding Director

Scott SinclairScott Sinclair retired as Director of the CCPA's Trade and Investment Research Project (TIRP) in January 2021. Over more than 20 years at the CCPA, Scott wrote numerous books, chapters, and papers including Bad Medicine: Trade Treaties, Privatization and Health Care Reform in Canada and Facing the Facts: A Guide to the GATS Debate (both with Jim Grieshaber-Otto), and Putting Health First: Canadian Health Care Reform, Trade Treaties and Foreign Policy (with Matthew Sanger), a background study prepared for the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Prior to joining CCPA, Scott was a senior trade policy advisor with the government of British Columbia. 

Scott has a BA in political science from UPEI and a MA in political science from York University. He lives with his family in rural Prince Edward Island and in his spare time enjoys walking and bird watching.