- Government Relations
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 ranged from the privatization of Crown corporations, oversight of Crown corporations, regional development policy, aerospace and military matters, and national labour dispute resolution.
Mr. Brown has provided strategic advice to numerous companies and organizations in their dealings with government at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Mr. Brown has advised clients across several public policy areas, including: health care, energy and power generation, infrastructure, real estate development, procurement, transportation, financial services, income trusts, insolvency, and regulatory reforms.
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. Paul served on the boards of the Canadian Jewish Congress and Beth Tzedec Synagogue, and was the President of the Oakdale Golf & Country Club from 2008 to 2010.
Mr. Brown was 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 national Conservative Party Campaign and remains an active volunteer in conservative campaigns at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.