Lord, we come to you today with thanksgiving for MPP Rod Phillips and all the goodness he brings to the community of Ajax. May you bless him and his family abundantly and give them peace. Help MPP Rod to trust and rely on you fully, as he faces many different challenges and responsibilities of each day. In Jesus name, 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.