About Us


Queen’s Park Briefing is the most comprehensive news service for monitoring political activity at Queen’s Park and throughout the province.

Our full-time team of reporters covers the nuts and bolts of the Ontario government – bills, policies, programs and committee meetings, as well as the key players in the civil service, MPPs, lobbyists, stakeholders and interest groups.

QP Briefing offers analysis and commentary from a wide range of experts.

Regular features include Seen, Heard and Happening, a roundup of developments at Queen’s Park and across Ontario, and People in the News.

QP Briefing is distributed to provincial and municipal politicians and bureaucrats as well as to stakeholders, professionals and business leaders.

The newsletter is an invaluable information tool and a dispassionate resource for members of the Ontario Public Service, government agencies, MPPs and all those who deal with the province at any level.

Our Team

Alexandria Shannon - Manager, Corporate Affairs and Government Relations

Alexandria comes to QP Briefing from a Corporate Affairs background in the private sector. A graduate of political science and international relations, Alexandria's roles in multi-national environments, facing strict government constraints, has prepared her to liaise with government decision makers and high level executives. Over seeing her team of reporters and analysts, Alexandria has helped QP Briefing grow in the areas of profitability, client relations and corporate affairs.

Contact: ashannon@qpbriefing.com

Geoff Zochodne - Senior Reporter 

Geoff Zochodne is a native of Oshawa, Ontario and former reporter, photographer and editorialist for The Oshawa Express newspaper. He is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, where he studied English and history.

Contact: gzochodne@qpbriefing.com


Sabrina Nanji

Sabrina Nanji grew up in Brampton and studied journalism and history at Carleton University in Ottawa. She has covered the labour beat for Reuters and returns to Queen's Park as a reporter, after serving as a legislative page in the eighth grade.

Contact: snanji@qpbriefing.com


Rob Leone was the MPP for Cambridge from October 2011 to June 2014 and served as the Official Opposition Critic for Training, Colleges and Universities and Education. Rob is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON.  He teaches and researches on a number of topics related to Canadian politics, public policy and public administration at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels.

Deb Hutton  is a former senior adviser to premier Mike Harris. When she isn't being a stay-at-home mom to her two young daughters, she enjoys spending time doing communications and issues management consulting.

John Milloy is a former MPP and Ontario Liberal cabinet minister currently serving as the co-director of the Centre for Public Ethics and assistant professor of public ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, and the inaugural practitioner in residence in Wilfrid Laurier University’s Political Science department. He is also a lecturer in the University of Waterloo’s Master of Public Service Program.  John can be reached at jmilloy@wlu.ca or follow him on Twitter @John_Milloy






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