Meet The Host
Colin Craig has worked in the field of public policy for two decades and has helped shape government decisions at the municipal, provincial and federal level.
In 2018, he was hired as President of SecondStreet.org and played an instrumental role in launching the think tank. Colin oversees the organization’s ground-breaking research and storytelling activities, and is the host of their television show – On Second Street.
During his time with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, he led the organization's efforts to improve transparency on First Nations, helped uncover corruption during the construction of Winnipeg's police headquarters and successfully led efforts to discontinue the City of Calgary’s golden retirement bonus scheme and the second pension provided to the mayor. Colin also helped the CTF convince a majority of voters to vote “no” during Calgary’s Olympic bid referendum.
Colin has an MBA and a degree in economics from the University of Manitoba. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee medal in 2022 by the Premier of Alberta for his work in public policy. He is the author of “The Government Wears Prada” and contributed several chapters to the eBook Life After COVID.
On Second Street
On Second Street, hosted by Colin Craig, will examine a wide array of public policy topics – health care, natural resource development, climate change, education, taxation, government spending, red tape measures and more.
Wherever possible, we will speak with grassroots Canadians to hear how government decisions affect them – a patient discussing their health care experience or a taxpayer explaining how a tax change affects their business, for example. Ultimately we aim to better understand the issues affecting Canadians in a more tangible way.
See you soon, On Second Street.