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Michael Van Pelt

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Michael Van Pelt

Michael Van Pelt, President and CEO of Cardus, a public policy think tank, has more than 20 years of experience in public life, including advocacy with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the Chamber of Commerce and serving as a municipal Councillor. Since 2000, Michael has helped build Cardus into a full-fledged think tank, delivering research that is public, credible and Christian. He continues to consult widely and undertake advisory work, helping institutions strategically connect their beliefs with their behaviours.

A graduate of McMaster University and the London School of Economics, Michael has authored and co-authored numerous articles ranging from religion and public life to economics and government policy. He has served as a member of the board of directors of different federal government agencies.

Michael is a vibrant ideas generator and sought after collaborator and is deeply involved in the research aspects of Cardus. He publishes numerous articles and reports, including the latest paper Business Gone Quiet: Why Does Canada's Education Monopoly Continue Unquestioned?

Michael is a key player in the development of the largest North American study on independent religious schooling in partnership with the University of Notre Dame. Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of the William Voortman Fund, a granting organization to many national and international causes.

He lives in Ancaster, Ontario with his wife Deani and their children.

Cardus Blog Articles

Apr 11, 2014
Blog
Dec 26, 2013
Blog
Feb 14, 2012
Blog

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Mar 1, 2015
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Jun 1, 2008
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Mar 1, 2007
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Aug 1, 2005
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Jan 1, 2003
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May 1, 2001
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Convivium

Oct 18, 2011
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Cardus Policy in Public

Nov 20, 2009
Feature
Jan 1, 2009
Feature

Columns & Opinions

Oct 1, 2007
Nov 18, 2002

Cardus Audio

Nov 1, 2008
Oct 16, 2008
Jul 1, 2005

Research Projects



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email:
  mvanpelt@cardus.ca
website:
  www.cardus.ca
work:
  (905) 528-8866 x 21

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