Troy Lanigan

Troy was appointed president of the Manning Centre on April 1st, 2019. He continued as president of the Canada Strong and Free Network during its transition in June 2020.

Troy is also the founder and part-time CEO of a new think tank that examines public policy through the lens of stories and experiences shared by individuals, families and entrepreneurs impacted by government policy.

He serves as past-president of World Taxpayers Associations – an umbrella group of approximately 60 taxpayer organizations on six continents – purposed for networking, best practices exchange, regional forums and support for new organizations. 

For 26 years Troy served in various capacities with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation including 10 as president. During his tenure as president he led significant organizational growth, authored a book Fighting for Taxpayers and helped found the campus-initiative Generation Screwed.

Prior to the CTF Troy served as National Education Director for the Virginia-based Leadership Institute conducting training programs on university and college campuses across the United States. 

Troy is a member of the Washington DC-based Atlas Network’s Council of Mentors and serves on the board of directors for both the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms and Institute for Liberal Studies.

Troy holds a degree in economics. He and his wife Erika live in Victoria and have four children.