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Former Finance Minister of Ontario

Born: March 2, 1965 (age 55 years), Newmarket, Canada

Nationality: Canadian

Party: Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

Previous office: Finance Minister of Ontario (2019–2020)

Education: Wilfrid Laurier University (1988–1992), Western University (1984–1988), Newmarket High School

The Honourable Rod Phillips was sworn in as Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on June 29, 2018.

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.

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Phillips was born in Newmarket, Ontario on March 2, 1965. He is the son of Cliffe, a sales manager, and Betty, a bookkeeper.

He has one older sister.

Rod attended Stuart Scott Public School in Newmarket, Ontario.

He later attended Newmarket High School where he was active in extracurricular activities.

In 1984, he enrolled at Western University in London, Ontario.

He graduated in 1988 with an honours Bachelor of Arts in political science and English.

He completed a master of business administration degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, graduating in 1992.

He is married to his wife Lydia.

Rod Phillips served as volunteer chair (2014-2017) of CivicAction which brings together business and community leaders to address challenges facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

CivicAction was founded by David Pecaut in 2002 and has had other prominent chairs including current Toronto Mayor John Tory.

MPP Mitzie Hunter served as the organization’s CEO.

Phillips championed the CivicAction DiverseCity Fellows program, which seeks to have Toronto’s leadership more fully reflect the city’s cultural diversity.

He has also served on the Telus Toronto Community Board.

Since 2005, this organization has donated $8 million to 479 charities and grassroots projects in the Toronto area.

Phillips was the founding chair of the Transforming Lives Gala for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Phillips has also served on the Boards of the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Mental Health and Addiction, the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, Bridgepoint Hospital, the Toronto Community Foundation, and is a past president of the Canadian Club of Toronto.