Richard Mahoney is an accomplished practitioner with a focus on government and public policy. Acting for clients in the transportation, energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services, and technology sectors, he helps solve business challenges relating to issues management, regulatory affairs and governance.

Richard brings exceptional experience in Canada’s governing process, including as a senior advisor to The Right Honourable Paul Martin throughout his public life. A former president of the Ontario Liberal Party, Richard also played leadership roles in several political provincial campaigns.

Earlier in his career, Richard spent many years as a partner at another Canadian law firm, serving as chair of its public policy practice and co-chair of its government industry joint venture practice. He also provided leadership as a former senior vice-president overseeing the infrastructure investment arm of a major Canadian pension fund, and led a practice at Canada’s largest communications consultancy.

Richard is a frequent media commentator on Canadian politics and public policy. He serves on a number of private-sector and charitable boards, and is a member of the national public affairs firm McMillan Vantage Policy Group.



Called to the Ontario bar
LLBUniversity of Ottawa

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Automotive Webinar Series | Part I: Electric Vehicle Growing Pains & Gains

Our panel of thought leaders will discuss a broad range of topics impacting electric vehicles in Canada. Topics highlighted include: EV funding, policies and mandates: challenges facing Canadian emissions targets, funding and infrastructure; the Canadian regulation of EV batteries including transport, management and recycling requirements; and EV fires and recall obligations.

Thursday, September 28, 2023
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Canadians Heading to the Polls in a Federal Election. Is your Business Ready to Comply with the Canada Elections Act and Lobbying Act during the Campaign?

During the election period, for profit and non-profit companies and charities need to be aware of their Canada Elections Act and Lobbying Act obligations.

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Aug 16, 2021
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Emerging Competition & Data Privacy Issues for Real Estate Organizations

Changes to Canada’s privacy laws, developments with low-commission brokerages and changes to short-term rental regulations will impact real estate associations.

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Feb 2, 2021
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Canada Freezes Shandong out of the Arctic

Canada blocked Shandong Gold's acquisition of TMAC Resources following a national security review under the Investment Canada Act.

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Dec 22, 2020
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Navigating Change: Post Election Insights

McMillan LLP and McMillan Vantage Policy Group invite you to our ‘Post-Election Insights’ event. Our panel of government relations experts have deep political knowledge and first-hand experience with the campaigns.

June 20, 2018 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
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Canada’s Use of its National Security Power

The Government of Canada's decision to reject the proposed acquisition of Aecon, a major Canadian construction services firm, by China Communications

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Jun 1, 2018