Laura Jones is the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’s vice-president for British Columbia and the Yukon. Prior to joining the CFIB, she worked for the Fraser Institute as the director of environment and regulatory studies.

Jones has authored or co-authored a number of public policy studies, including Canada’s Regulatory Burden; Searching for Solutions: Experiments in Fisheries Management on Canada’s West Coast; and Environmental Indicators. She has also edited five books, including Safe Enough? Managing Risk and Regulation, and has published articles in the Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, and National Post.

Jones has also testified before parliamentary and congressional committees on proposed legislation and coordinated the Fraser Institute’s annual survey of mining companies. She received her BA in Economics from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and her MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and has taught economics at Coquitlam College and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.