Christine Saulnier is the Nova Scotia director for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She moved to Halifax in 2003 after completing her doctorate in political science at York University specializing in Canadian Politics and Women and Politics. Christine grew up in rural New Brunswick and is pleased to be back living in the Maritimes. Christine feels privileged to be paid to do the work she does and is inspired by the level of commitment of so many individuals (many of whom are not paid) who work to achieve social and economic justice in the region. She currently joins some of them on various boards and organizations including as a board member of the Nova Scotia Citizen's Health Care Network, Adsum for Women and Children, and a member of Feminists for Just and Equitable Public Policy and the Community Coalition to End Poverty in Nova Scotia.