Virtual Event: The Honourable Rod Phillips
Minister of Finance
” Reopening Ontario “
June 10, 2020
Ontario’s Government is gradually reopening the province, prioritizing people’s health and safety, while also charting the path for economic recovery. Turning the economy back on is not as easy as flipping a switch.
Join Canadian Club Toronto for a conversation with the Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, Chair of the Ontario’s Jobs and Recovery Committee, and MPP for Ajax, about how the government plans to restart the province from a position of strength. Minister Phillips will be joined in conversation with Sevaun Palvetzian, Chief Communications Officer, Rogers Communications.
The Honourable Rod Phillips was sworn in as Ontario’s Minister of Finance on June 20, 2019.
He previously served as Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks from June 29, 2018 to June 20, 2019.
Minister Phillips, MPP for Ajax, assumes his current role following a successful business career. Most recently, he was Chair of Afiniti Canada, a global artificial intelligence company, and Postmedia, Canada’s largest news media company.
The minister is a former President and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and of Shepell.fgi, a Canadian-based international employee health company. As well, he was volunteer chair of CivicAction, which brings together business, labour and community leaders to address challenges facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
The minister has also served as chief of staff in the offices of then-Minister of Labour
Elizabeth Witmer and former Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman.
Born in Newmarket, the minister has an Honours BA in political science and english from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.