Ernie Eves, Q.C., LL.B., LL.D. (Hon)
Ernie Eves is a lawyer and former Canadian politician recognized for his ability to successfully manage the interests of both government and business. As Ontario’s 23rd Premier, Mr. Eves directed the operation of the largest provincial government in Canada. Mr. Eves has had an extensive 24-year career in the public sector, including serving as Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance from 1995-2001. In the private sector, he has served as Canadian Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse First Boston. He has advised Canadian and International clients on investment banking, equities, and fixed income matters.
Mr. Eves practiced corporate, commercial and real estate law and acted as Counsel for Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He has served as Chair of the Ontario Olympic Sports and Waterfront Development Agency and Chair of the Ontario Investment and Trade Advisory Council.
Currently, Mr. Eves employs his expertise as an advisor, consultant, and board member to several private businesses and public entities, including: the Toronto Board of Trade, Gravitas Financial Inc., PACE Securities Corp., Ilium Capital Corp., Nighthawk Gold Corp., Superior Copper Corporation, and Timeless Herbal Care.
Mr. Eves also serves on the charitable boards of Special Olympics Canada, WildAid & the Justin Eves Foundation.
Ernie Eves was called to the Ontario bar in 1972 after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. In 1983 he was made a Queen’s Counsel and in 2015, he received a Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) from the University of Windsor. With a distinguished career in both the public service and private sector, Mr. Eves looks forward to bringing his experience in governance and business relations to YorkStreet’s panel of mediators.