Troy Lanigan has been president and CEO of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation since January 2009. Founded in 1990, the Federation is a citizens’ advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government. An economics graduate from the University of Victoria, Troy has been with the CTF in various capacities since 1992 — including five years as spokesperson in his home province of British Columbia. Previous to the CTF, Troy served as Director of Education for the Virginia-based Leadership Institute.
As organization president he has stepped back from writing and media commentary but still speaks at conferences at home and abroad. Since 2009 Troy has served on the board of the World Taxpayers Associations, being appointed Vice-Chair in 2014 and as Chairman in 2016.