Queen’s Park Briefing is the most comprehensive intelligence 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 In Brief, a roundup of developments at Queen’s Park and across Ontario, and People on the Move.
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 claiming a stake in provincial politics.
Alexandria J. Shannon
Director, 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.
Business to Government Specialist
Daryl Gonsalves is a proud Goan Indian, born in the Middle East, who moved to Ontario in 2002. Daryl completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business at McMaster University. During university, he worked for McMaster’s student services, connecting students to leadership and community engagement experiences. After graduating, Daryl worked for the Ontario Public Service, focusing on consumer protection policy and in Queen's Park with the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme. Working in the public service and the political sphere for two different members in a non-partisan role allowed Daryl to understand the public policy making process from different vantage points. As a political enthusiast and a policy wonk, Daryl is excited to continue serving Ontarians and engaged members in the government and private sector understand what is going on in Queen's Park and how their organizations can succeed with their asks of government.
Jessica Smith Cross
A graduate from the University of Victoria, Jessica comes to QP Briefing from Metro's investigative bureau. Prior to leading the QP Briefing reporters as Editor, Jessica reported for the Canadian Press in their QP offices.
David comes to QP Briefing from the Metro News desk, having broken multiple stories using data driven filings. Prior to his position at Metro, David was the Editor-in-Chief for Torontoist where he managed over 50 freelancers. In 2015, David was nominated for "Best Digital Publication" at the NMA's. David's wealth of experience in political insider news makes him a welcome addition to the bureau.
Omar Khan spent the last decade working at the highest levels of the Ontario government. Now at Hill+Knowlton as Vice-President, Public Affairs, Omar came from the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care’s office, where he served as chief of staff—providing counsel on emerging issues, strategic decisions and policy development. Omar also worked as chief of staff at the Office of the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, and at the Office of the Minister of Government Services.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @John_Milloy