Laura Jones is Chief Strategic Officer and Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), a non-profit association that advocates for 110,000 independent businesses across Canada on topics of importance to them, including taxes and regulation. Laura is responsible for CFIB’s legislative, communications, research, and marketing functions.
Since joining CFIB in 2003, Laura has spearheaded several high-profile campaigns on behalf of small businesses, including creating CFIB’s annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM.
Laura has authored a number studies on regulation, including papers for the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Mercatus Centre and CFIB.
She has been providing advice to Canadian governments on effective regulatory reform for more than a decade and served on several federal and provincial regulatory committees. Currently, she serves as Chair of the federal External Advisory Committee on Regulatory Competitiveness.
Jones is currently on the board of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and CFIB.
She received her B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and her M.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University.
Laura and her husband live in Vancouver with their three spirited children