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Drew Fagan

January 15, 1975 | By |



Drew Fagan is a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He teaches policy implementation in the graduate degree program and leads other university initiatives.

Professor Fagan is a senior advisor at McMillan Vantage Policy Group, a national public affairs firm affiliated with the law firm McMillan. As a public policy advisor, his clients have included departments, agencies and boards with all three orders of government, as well as Indigenous organizations and public interest startups.

Professor Fagan is a senior fellow at the Public Policy Forum, where he has overseen and written research reports, as well as at other think tanks and university institutes.

Professor Fagan previously spent 12 years in leadership positions with the governments of Ontario and Canada.

With Ontario, he was Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, with responsibility for Ontario’s long-term infrastructure plan. He was also Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, with responsibility for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

Professor Fagan joined the Ontario Public Service in 2009 from Ottawa, where he was Assistant Deputy Minister for strategic policy and planning at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada). Before becoming a public servant in 2004, he worked at The Globe and Mail, including as parliamentary bureau chief, editorial page editor, foreign editor, associate editor of Report on Business and Washington correspondent.

Professor Fagan’s writing has appeared recently in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, The Conversation, The Hill, the Literary Review of Canada, Policy Options and Policy Magazine. He provides insight and commentary on national and international issues regularly, including for the BBC, Al Jazeera, CBC, CTV, China Radio International and for major newspapers.

Professor Fagan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. He received his ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, in 2017.

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PPG1007H: Strategic Policy Implementation

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