The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba office is pleased to announce the appointment of Niall Harney as the Errol Black Chair of Labour Issues. Niall brings a strong blend of quantitative skills and public policy research to this role.
Raised in Winnipeg, Niall is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Global Political Economy program. Recently Niall was living in Montréal where he was completing an MSc in Geography at McGill University. His research has focused on income inequality, heterodox economics, austerity, neoliberalism, and industrial restructuring. During his Masters research, Harney studied the long-term impact of neoliberal labour market policy and industrial restructuring on middle-income employment across Canadian cities.
Outside of academia, Niall has worked as a research analyst for non-profits and social enterprises across the country. He has worked on policy questions related to grassroots social finance, community benefits agreements, and affordable housing, among other issues. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Niall worked as an organizer with the Canadian Federation of Students – Manitoba where he was involved with movements in Manitoba for social and climate justice.
“I look forward to this opportunity to work closely with the Manitoba labour movement, workers, researchers, and the broader community to develop progressive policy that advances social and economic justice in this province.”
The Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues is a full-time labour research position that works closely with the labour movement in Manitoba. Named in honour of Errol Black, the position continues his legacy by conducting highly skilled research and writing that publicly promotes the advantages of a strong and healthy labour movement to us all and timely commentary on public policy issues for working people.
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