Hershell Ezrin acts as Senior Counsel with Global’s Toronto practice. As current Managing Director of Tipping Point Solutions – a social media advocacy consultancy – he brings significant experience from both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Global, Hershell served as the Founding CEO of the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy, CEO of SMK Speedy Muffler, CEO of GPC International and held a senior public affairs role at Molson Companies Ltd. Hershell was a two-time chair of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and a former vice chair of the Public Policy Forum. In his early career as a public servant, he served as Canadian consul in New York City and Los Angeles, subsequently working as part of a Privy Council Office team under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and as Executive Director of the Canadian Unity Information office under then Justice Minister Jean Chretien. In 1982, he left the federal government to work as chief of staff for the Ontario Liberal leader David Peterson in Opposition and became his Principal Secretary with the rank and status of Deputy Minister when Peterson became Premier. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management where he has been reappointed for the 2014-15 school year. Hershell served as a two term past Chair of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and a former Board member of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He also teaches government relations at Seneca College’s post graduate certificate program. Hershell was educated at the University of Toronto and Carleton University, earning Bachelors and Masters degrees in History.
SAVE THE DATE: October 7! Our annual conference, the Art and Science of Public Affairs, is back and better than ever! More details coming soon. #PAACAS2019
Join us for our annual summer social on Wednesday, June 26th for an evening of networking and fun with the PAAC Board, fellow #PublicAffairs professionals, and guests at the chic Le Select Bistro. ow.ly/jAhu30oZGLS
The Canadian and Ontario human rights commissions have taken the exceptional step of joining forces to urge Facebook to stop Canadian employers from being able to post job ads that discriminate against some workers on the basis of age. ow.ly/kyJB50uI2ll #cdnpoli #ONpoli
PM Trudeau and his cabinet have again approved the Trans Mountain expansion project, a crucial next step for the much-delayed pipeline project designed to carry nearly a million barrels of oil from Alberta's oilpatch to the B.C. coast each day. ow.ly/n8sv50uI2gE #cdnpoli