Jasmine Brown is currently a Senior Policy Associate at the Institute of Health Economics in Edmonton, AB. Prior to joining the Institute, she served as Principal Secretary and Policy Advisor to the late Honourable James M. Flaherty, former Federal Finance Minister, and advised him in his creation of two federal budgets. Her portfolio items included such files as natural resources, environment, industry, sales tax, tariffs, international trade and finance, and regional development. She also acted as Special Assistant to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada. Furthermore, Jasmine has a history of political consulting and has acted as a political commentator on television. She has lived and/or explored almost every region in Canada, venturing as far North as Resolute Bay. She is an avid outdoorswoman, and a strong supporter of her community, with a diverse history of volunteer experience. Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Ms. Brown joined the Trans Canada Trail Board in 2015.