Brian has served in municipal politics since 2014 and was elected as the Mayor of Collingwood in 2018. During his time, Brian championed fiscal responsibility and the integrity of municipal governance striving to improve transparency and accountability. The Town of Collingwood reduced its external debt from approximately $35 million in 2015 to approximately $20 million in 2019. During that same time period, Collingwood advanced from a net deficit position of approximately $6 million in 2015 to a net surplus position of $34 million in 2019.
“I have lived and served the people of Simcoe-Grey for many years and know firsthand the issues we face, from growth pressures to health care, job creation to protecting our incredible green spaces. I want to take my experience to Queen’s Park, to be your representative and your voice on what matters to you,” said Brian.
Before Brian’s time in politics, he practiced law for 22 years primarily focusing on civil litigation, real estate, wills and estates and corporation law. Brian also taught business law ethics at the Georgian College Barrie Campus.
Brian was also a member of the Canadian National Rowing Team and competed at two Olympic Games, three World Championships, winning a silver medal in 1990 as a member of the Men’s Eight.