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Better, Faster, Safer: Ontario’s Transportation Future

Thursday, May 30, 2024

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In the last provincial election, the people of Ontario gave Premier Ford and the Ontario PCs a historic mandate to build.

Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, has been tasked with delivering the government’s plan to invest almost $100 billion over the next decade in new roads, highways, public transit, and other critical transportation infrastructure. From generational projects like Ontario Line and Highway 413, to first-in-Canada legislation, hear Minister Sarkaria’s vision for a better, faster, safer transportation future in Ontario.

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Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria

Minister of Transportation, Government of Ontario

Prabmeet Sarkaria is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South and Ontario’s Minister of Transportation. Previously, he served as the Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and most recently, as the President of the Treasury Board where he oversaw the fiscal expenditures of the province and delivered Ontario’s first-ever Provincial Emergency Management Strategy and Action Plan.

Before making the leap to public service, Minister Sarkaria worked as a corporate and commercial Associate at Miller Thomson LLP. He earned his law degree from the University of Windsor as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier.

Passionate about his community, Prabmeet is an active volunteer, and avid sports fan (go Raptors!). He lives in Brampton with his wife and two daughters.

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Rod Phillips

Vice-Chair at Canaccord Genuity Corp,, and former Minister of Finance
Rod Phillips is a business and public policy leader and lifelong community volunteer. He is the Vice Chair of Canaccord Genuity Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (CF:TO).

In 2018, he was elected to represent the riding of Ajax and while in government served as the Minister of Finance, the Minister Long Term Care and the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks. Prior to his public service, Rod was the President and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the health and productivity company Morneau-Shepell (Lifeworks). He served as the Chair of the Board of Postmedia Network Inc., Canadian Chair and Global Advisory Board member of AI unicorn Afiniti and served on the corporate boards of Petal, Data Communications Management, Top Aces, and the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation.

Rod began his career as a management consultant with KPMG and also worked with Goodmans LLP and as Chief of Staff to the first Mayor of the amalgamated city of Toronto. Rod was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and as one of the “Best of the Best “on the 10th Anniversary of that award. In 2009, with investment partner the Clairvest Group, he was awarded the Canadian Venture Capital Association Deal of the Year in the Private Equity category.

In 2010 he was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, 32nd Combat Engineers Regiment headquartered at Downsview Base, Toronto.