Laura Jones

Laura Jones is the Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Prior to joining CFIB she was Director of Environment and Regulatory Studies at The Fraser Institute and taught economics at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

She has authored or co-authored a number of public policy studies including Canada's Regulatory Burden, Searching For Solutions: Experiments in Fisheries Management on Canada's West Coast , and Environmental Indicators . She has edited five books including Safe Enough? Managing Risk and Regulation . Ms. Jones has also published articles in The Vancouver Sun , the Ottawa Citizen , and the National Post , testified before Parliamentary and Congressional committees on proposed legislation, and co-ordinated The Fraser Institute's annual survey of mining companies.

She received her B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and her M.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.