Mitchell Davidson is the Executive Director of the StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy, a venture designed to contribute to thought leadership on important public policy issues in Ontario and Canada.
In this role, Mitchell has authored numerous policy white papers and articles and also hosts the Institute’s bi-weekly podcast, Intended Consequences.
Mitchell brings a unique cross-section of public policy experience and political expertise from his nearly six years at Queen’s Park, culminating as Executive Director of Policy to the Premier of Ontario. In government, Mitchell served as the government’s lead policy architect, including responsibility for the 2019 Budget and 2018 Fall Economic Statement.
Prior to that, Mitchell was the policy lead and co-author of both recent Ontario PC Party Platforms – The Plan for the People and The People’s Guarantee.
Mitchell was recently named a Global Fellow for the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies. He is also a Visiting Lecturer for the Master of Public Service Program at the University of Waterloo, an expert advisor at the Ryerson University Leadership Lab, and a member of the recently completed expert Taskforce for a Resilient Recovery that produced an economic recovery roadmap for the federal government.
Mitchell hails from the small town of Oro-Medonte, Ontario and holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Masters of Arts in political science from the University of Western Ontario.