PAUL J. BROWN, B.Sc., LL.B.
Paul Brown has a broad range of government and public policy experience. From 1984 to 1988 Mr. Brown served in the federal Conservative government as Policy Advisor to the Industry Minister, Executive Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board, and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Labour. His primary areas of responsibility were economic and industrial policy issues that ranged from the privatization of Crown corporations, oversight of Crown corporations, regional development policy, military procurement matters, and national labour dispute resolution.
Following his service in Ottawa, Mr. Brown represented numerous companies and organizations by providing strategic advice in their dealings with government at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Mr. Brown serves clients across several public policy areas including: health, energy and power generation, infrastructure and real estate development, procurement, financial services, income trusts, insolvency, and regulatory reforms. Some of Mr. Brown’s current and previous clients include firms in: energy (Power Workers’ Union, GE Nuclear, Stratacon, EnerCare), taxation (Thompson Reuters, TD Financial Group, Weston’s, McCain’s), insolvency (Insolvency Institute of Canada), financial services (GE Money, DBRS, TMX Group, Store Financial, Canadian Association of Income Funds), and infrastructure (Accenture, The Las Vegas Sands Corporation).
From 2006 to 2012 Mr. Brown served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Enwave Energy Corporation – one of the largest district energy companies in North America. In 2012 he also served as Chair of the Special Committee responsible for the successful sale of the company. Mr. Brown serves as Chairman of the Board of the Sandbox Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health outcomes of Canadian children and youth by taking action in injury prevention, obesity, mental health and the environment. Until very recently, Paul served on the Board of the Canadian Jewish Congress for many years, he was the President of the Oakdale Golf & Country Club from 2008 to 2010, and has served on the boards of several other non-profit organizations.
Mr. Brown is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, holds a Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario (LL.B.), and a Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.Sc.) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
In the 2005/06 federal election Mr. Brown served as the Ontario Co-Chair of the Conservative Party Campaign and remains active in conservative politics at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.