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Jackson, Rod '89

Jackson, Rod '89
Jackson is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2011 election. Prior to his entry into politics, Jackson was a human resources consultant. In 2004, Jackson ran for the Progressive Conservative nomination as a candidate in the 2006 election in the riding of Barrie. After he lost the nomination, he was appointed as a city councillor for Barrie. He retained the position in the 2006 municipal election and stayed until he was elected an MPP in 2011.

Jackson served as party critic for the 2015 Pan American Games and as the Progressive Conservative member for the riding of Barrie from 2011 to 2014. He was the CEO of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce from 2016 to 2017 and is now the President of public affairs firm, iPi inc.
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.