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Erin Weir, BA, MA, MPA 

2007  - Master of Arts in History, University of Calgary 
• Saskatchewan nominee and Western regional finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship in 2005
• Thesis won the Canadian Nautical Research Society’s Jacques Cartier MA Prize
• Received a 4.0 on the four-point scale in every course
• Won the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute’s Graduate Paper Competition


2005 – Master of Public Administration, Queen’s University
• Donald Gow Founder’s Medal for “the highest academic standing” in the MPA program
• Won Institute of Public Administration of Canada essay contest
• Won the Progressive Economics Forum essay contest
• Elected student representative to the School of Policy Studies faculty


2002 – Bachelor of Arts (Great Distinction), University of Regina 
• Outstanding Young Alumni Award, University of Regina Alumni Association
• 2002 Jack Boan Medal for the highest graduating average in economics (90.8%)
• Lepine Book Prize for the best term paper in Canadian history at the University of Regina



  • Fraser Institute Tax Index: Half a Century of Fuzzy Math Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Paper, April 2010
  • Tax chapters in 2009 and 2010 Alternative Federal Budgets Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Provincial Unionization, Unemployment and Productivity Just Labour, Volume 15: York University, November 2009
  • The Treasury Transfer Effect: Are Canada’s Corporate Tax Cuts Shifting Billions to the U.S. Treasury? Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Paper, November 2009
  • Canada’s Free-Trade Agreements with the US and Mexico in International Trade and Neoliberal Globalism: Routledge, 2008
  • The Conservative Tax Record (with Andrew Jackson) in The Harper Record: Ottawa, 2008
  • TILMA’s Supposed Economic Benefits for Saskatchewan Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Paper, July 2007
  • Trade Balances and Jobs: Canada, the U.S. and China Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Note, April 2007
  • Flaherty Will Get You Nowhere Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Note, March 2007
  • The Myth of Interprovincial Trade Barriers and TILMA’s Alleged Economic Benefits (with Marc Lee), Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Paper, February 2007
  • The Nazi Submarine Blockade: A Near Victory of Economic Warfare? M.A. Thesis, January 2007
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Trade Statistics: North American Integration and the Exaggeration of Canadian Exports Canadian-American Public Policy, No. 63: University of Maine, July 2005
  • Money for Nothing: The Vicq Committee’s Corporate Tax Cuts Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Note, December 2005
  • Entries in The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present Canadian Plains Research Center, 2005 and 2004
  • Saskatchewan at a Crossroads: Fiscal Policy and Social Democratic Politics Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Paper, April 2004
  • Using the Legacy of World War I to Evaluate Canadian Military Leadership in World War I Journal of Military and Strategic Studies Vol. 7, No. 1, Fall 2004
  • German Submarine Blockade, Overseas Imports, and British Military Production in World War II Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2003
  • Saskatchewan’s Oil and Gas Royalties: A Critical Appraisal Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy Paper, December 2002

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