The Honourable Rod Phillips
Ontario’s Minister of Finance
” Update from Ontario’s Minister of Finance “
Oct 10, 2019
Ontario is back on track. The Honourable Rod Phillip’s looks at the state of the province’s fiscal outlook and the government’s plan for a better Ontario.
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.