Walter Robinson, 37, has lived in the Ottawa region for almost 20 years and in Orleans for the past seven years where he and his wife Jennifer – a federal public servant – raise their six year old son Cedric in a bilingual home.
Over the last decade Walter has worked for: the federal public service, a national political party; an international facilities management contractor and most recently, as the federal director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). He also wrote weekly columns on political and community affairs for the
Ottawa Sun and Orleans Online.
Walter has earned a national reputation as a passionate advocate for hard-working taxpayers. He marshalled a successful campaign against “bracket creep” resulting in the re-indexation of tax brackets to inflation in the February 2000 budget. He was also instrumental in forcing the government to eliminate tax-free allowances for MPs.
He is Canada’s most articulate critic of government waste and corporate welfare handouts and has fought for comprehensive whistle-blowing legislation to protect federal public servants.
He authored a 140-page nationally acclaimed paper on healthcare which earned him a coveted first-day appearance before the Romanow Royal Commission in 2002 on the Future of Health Care. In Commissioner Roy Romanow’s own words, Walter’s presentation was “powerful … and very, very excellent.” Walter understands government and has an intimate knowledge of public finances.
In 1991, he received a Carleton University Students Association Honour Award for Community Service. In 1997, he was selected by the Ottawa Business Journal as one of this region’s Top 40 under 40 business leaders and in 2003 he was profiled in the Ottawa Life Top 50 Ottawans list.
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