(Ajax): Prominent business and community leader Rod Phillips was nominated tonight as the Ontario PC candidate in the riding of Ajax for the 2018 Ontario general election.
“In Ajax and across Ontario, this will be a campaign about change,” said Phillips to supporters gathered at the Annandale Golf Club in Ajax. “I am committed to listening to you, and to helping make life more affordable for your family.
Rod was joined by special guests including former minister Janet Ecker, Regional Councillor Shaun Collier, and Patrick Brown, Leader of the Ontario PC Party.
“Rod is an exceptional addition to our modern, inclusive and pragmatic Ontario PC team,” said Patrick Brown. In Ajax and across the province, the Ontario PC Party will continue to work hard for a better future. I look forward to working with Rod as we share our message of change for the better.”
A life long Conservative, Rod is an advocate for government integrity and accountability. He has experience as a business leader and community activist. He served as Chair of Postmedia, Canada's largest news media company and President and CEO of Shepell.fgi and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. As a community leader, Rod served as the Chair of CivicAction and the Telus GTA Community Board, in addition to many other local organizations.
“Ajax is ready for change that brings relief to families,” continued Phillips. “Ajax is ready for change that supports job creation, and treats employers as valued partners to create secure, well‐paying jobs.”