Graduate School of Public Policy


Dale Eisler has an extensive background in the federal public service and Canadian journalism. After a 25-year career as a journalist with Saskatchewan and national publications, Dale spent 16 years in various senior roles with the Government of Canada, his last as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Energy Security, Prosperity and Sustainability Task Force at Natural Resources Canada. Previously he spent four years as Canada’s Consul General in Denver, CO. Before his posting in the U.S., Dale was Assistant Secretary to the federal cabinet for Communications in the Privy Council Office and began his role in Ottawa as Assistant Deputy Minister for Communications in the Finance Department. He received the 2013 Joan Atkinson Federal Public Service Award of Excellence.

Mr. Eisler has a BA in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, and a MA in Political Studies from Vermont College of the Union Institute. The author of four books, his most recent is “From Left to Right, Saskatchewan’s Political and Economic Transformation”, released in April 2022 by the University of Regina Press. He is also the author of False Expectations, Politics and the Pursuit of the Saskatchewan Myth”, and the historical novel “Anton, a young boy, his friend and the Russian Revolution, which became the basis for the feature movie Anton, filmed in Ukraine and released in 2019. He serves as the editor and coordinator of the JSGS Policy Brief series.


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