Al Johnson, C.C.
A.W. (Al) Johnson was one of Canada’s pre-eminent public servants through five careers spanning the last half of the twentieth century, associated with Premier Douglas of Saskatchewan, Canadian Prime Ministers Pearson and Trudeau, and Nelson Mandela of South Africa; and with issues from public finance to federalism, social policy, education and broadcasting. Throughout, Johnson was a prolific analyst of government and public policy. This web site brings together and makes accessible a growing selection of these writings.
“Al Johnson…was one of the greatest public servants in the history of our country” Stéphane Dion, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Canada, 2001.