Ontario Director, Pembina Institute
As Ontario Director of the Pembina Institute, Cherise Burda has become a leading voice in the debate around funding public transit in the Greater Toronto Area and a champion for location efficient development to “Live Where you Go”- with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality of life. Under Cherise’s leadership, Pembina Ontario is a leading research and advocacy group that is producing new and unique analysis that combine the transit and urban development files. She has brought together the right group of allies and stakeholders to invent new ground. Policymakers, media, critics and business leaders are hearing her uniquely credible and accessible voice in this noisy debate.