richard saillant

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Richard Saillant is the Director of the Donald J. Savoie Institute. Prior to joining the Institute in July 2013, Richard was Vice President, Administration and Human Resources, at the Université de Moncton.  From 1997 to 2011, he has held various positions in a number of federal departments in Ottawa, including the Privy Council Office, Industry Canada and Transport Canada. Immediately prior to joining the Université in 2011, Richard was Director General, Investment Review and Strategic Planning at Industry Canada, where he notably advised the government on large foreign takeovers such as BHP Billiton’s bid for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan.

Richard is the author of two books, Over the Cliff? Acting Now to Avoid New Brunswick's Bankruptcy (CIRPPPA, 2014) and A Tale of Two Countries: How the Great Demographic Imbalance is Pulling Canada Apart (Nimbus, 2016). He has also edited or co-edited two books, Shale Gas in New Brunswick: Towards a Better Understanding (with the collaboration of David Campbell, CIRPPPA, 2014) and Nouvelles perspectives en développement régional: Essais en l'honneur de Donald J. Savoie (Sébastien Breau, with the collaboration of Richard Saillant, PUQ, 2014). 


Richard holds an M.B.A. from McGill University, a M.A. in economics from the Université de Montréal and a B.A. with double major in economics and political science from the Université de Moncton.