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October 28, 2019 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Steve Orsini as a Senior Fellow.

“Steve’s distinguished public-service career makes him a tremendous source of wisdom on topics ranging from service delivery to government finance, and a wide variety of regulatory issues,” said Robson. “We are delighted to welcome him to the Institute.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the C.D. Howe Institute given its international reputation as a leading independent, nonprofit research organization that is advancing economic, financial and public policy in Canada,” said Steve Orsini, Principal of Policy Driven Strategies.

Steve Orsini recently served as Senior Vice-President and Chief of Staff, International, at Canopy Growth Corporation. In April 2019, Orsini was appointed Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. In May, he was appointed to the Advisory Boards of the Blockchain Learning Group and Convergence.Tech. 

Orsini has more than 30 years of experience in the public service, where he held numerous leadership positions. As Secretary of Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council, Steve reported to the Ontario Premier and was responsible for 65,000 public-service employees.  Steve also served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister (DM) of Finance and Secretary of the Treasury Board, and DM of the Ministry of Revenue and Associate DM for Taxation, Pensions and Agencies (Liquor Control Board of Ontario and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation). He has also held several positions at the Ontario Hospital Association, including Vice-President of Policy and Public Affairs.

Orsini has a BA in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master’s in Environmental Studies (economic development).  He completed the Canadian Securities Course, Parts I and II of the CICA Tax Course and the Harvard Health Care Leadership Program.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904; email: media@cdhowe.org.

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