Rideau Institute staff on holiday!


We have amazing staff, interns, and volunteers at the Rideau Institute and we could not get along without them.  They help us in so many ways, from research, to media scans, to drafting blog posts, to event preparation, to press conferences, to public outreach, and of course to helping us with donor services.

Just one recent example: As well as doing superb research on the situation in Egypt for a panel presentation by RI President Peggy Mason at the World Social Forum in Montreal on 11 August, volunteer Ali Hassan was also Chief Navigator on the drive to and from Ottawa.

As President of the Rideau Institute, it is my great pleasure to give our staff and volunteers a well-deserved one-week holiday, starting Saturday, 13 August. That means no blog posts and no social media posts until Monday, 22 August. – Peggy Mason

To find out a bit more about these fabulous folks, click on the individual names below:






Sarah Bowles, Office Manager







Steve Staples, RI Vice-President







Claire Zhou, RI Volunteer (and former trainee)







Agradip Dutta, RI Progressive Public Policy Intern (Volunteer)







Ali Hassan, RI Volunteer







Derek Mackay, RI Progressive Public Policy Intern


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