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Hon. Rod Phillips, Ajax

Lord in heaven, we thank you that you care so much for Rod with a Fatherly heart. Help him to remember that he is welcome in your family. When there are difficulties in life, support him to stand tall we pray. Lord, we pray that you will bring unity into situations where there is division and hope into Rod’s daily life. Amen! 


Rod Phillips was sworn in as Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks in 2018 and in 2019 was sworn in as Ontario’s Minister of Finance. 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. He 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. Born in Newmarket, he has an Honours BA in Political Science and English from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.