Board Member


Brian Topp

Brian Topp

Brian Topp recently completed a two-year stint as chief-of-staff to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. During this period the Government of Alberta introduced a $15 minimum wage; appointed a gender-balanced Cabinet; replaced a system of regressive flat taxes

Brian Topp is a partner at Kool, Topp & Guy Public Affairs, and a senior advisor at ACTRA Toronto. He is chair of the board of Creative Arts Savings and Credit union, co-chair of Film Ontario, and is a director of ROI Fund and Pinewood Toronto Studios. He served as deputy chief of staff to Premier Roy Romanow in the Government of Saskatchewan, and as national campaign director to federal NDP leader Jack Layton. He is the author of a book, How We Almost Gave the Tories the Boot, describing events around the 2008 “coalition crisis” in Parliament. He was born in Montreal and is a graduate of McGill University.

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Brian Topp est partenaire à Kool, Topp & Guy Public Affairs et conseiller principal d'ACTRA Toronto. Il est président du conseil du Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union, co-président de Film Ontario, et il siège comme directeur sur les conseils du ROI Fund et Pinewood Toronto Studios. Il a servi le Premier ministre Roy Romanow comme chef de cabinet adjoint au sein du gouvernement de la Saskatchewan, et il était le directeur de campagne nationale du feu chef du NPD Jack Layton. Il est l'auteur du livre How We Almost Gave the Tories the Boot, un récit des événements entourant la crise politique canadienne de 2008. Il est né à Montréal, et il détient un diplôme de l'Université McGill.