Learning About Government Relations: Talking With Gary Clement from Toronto-Dominion Bank

We are always astounded about how Ontario politics always seems to intersect with other industries across the province and this week, we made yet another connection! We recently had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Gary Clement from Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank, one of our great sponsors! I went into this meeting wondering if we should we be asking Mr. Clement for advice on saving for retirement, or if we should be buying some stocks or bonds.

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Thankfully, Mr. Clement put us all at ease right away and we got to speak on a topic we are all familiar with — politics of course! Mr. Clement is the Senior Manager of Government Relations at TD Bank Group and a former political staffer here at Queen’s Park. Mr. Clement had lots of great stories to share with us about his time working here at the Leg during the Harris and Eves Governments. Mr. Clement also gave us his insights about the importance of government relations for companies like TD. He spoke about the relationship between banks and government, and some of the incredible opportunities he has had working both in politics and in government relations.

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OLIP Interns with Gary Clement, Senior Manager of Government Relations at TD Bank Group

We all came out of this meeting with a greater appreciation for and understanding of government relations in the financial sector. We want to express our appreciation to Mr. Clement and to Toronto-Dominion Bank for their generous and continued support of the OLIP Programme. We look forward to chatting with Mr. Clement again at our Fall reception happening tonight!

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