served as a Member of the Canadian
Parliament from 1993 to 2001. He founded two new political
parties - the Reform Party of Canada and the Canadian Reform
Conservative Alliance - both of which became the official
Opposition in the Canadian Parliament. Mr. Manning served as
Leader of the Opposition from 1997 to 2000 and was also his
party's critic for Science and Technology.
In 2007 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Since retirement from Parliament in 2002, Mr. Manning has
released a book entitled Think Big (published by McClelland
& Stewart) describing his use of the tools and institutions
of democracy to change Canada's national agenda. He has also
served as a Senior Fellow of the Canada West Foundation and as
a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Calgary and
University of Toronto.
Mr. Manning is currently a Senior Fellow of the Fraser
Institute and President and CEO of the Manning
Centre for Building Democracy. The Manning Centre
(www.manningcentre.ca) is a national not-for-profit
organization supporting research, educational, and
communications initiatives designed to achieve a more
democratic society in Canada guided by conservative principles.
Mr. Manning continues to write, speak, and teach on a variety
of subjects including the revitalization of democracy in the
Western world, the revitalization of Canadian conservatism,
Canada-U.S. relations, strengthening relations between the
scientific and political communities, the re-balancing of
Canadian federalism, the regulation of the genetic revolution,
and the management of the interface between faith and politics.