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

Insights by Richard Mahoney (4 Posts)

Emerging Competition & Data Privacy Issues for Real Estate Organizations

Feb 2, 2021

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

Canada Freezes Shandong out of the Arctic

Dec 22, 2020

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

Navigating Change: Post Election Insights

Jun 20, 2018

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.

Canada’s Use of its National Security Power

Jun 1, 2018

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