The Hon. Bryon Wilfert, P.C.
Senior Strategic Advisor
Bryon Wilfert brings 26 years of experience in elected political office both as a municipal councillor and a Member of Parliament. Bryon brings a tremendous range of experiences at both levels government.
Bryon’s years of experience give him unparalleled perspective with a rational and proactive approach to problem-solving. He is capable of making fair and knowledgeable assessments particularly based on his time as an international consensus-builder. Known for his strong leadership skills, untiring work ethic and his balanced approach to issue management, Bryon has also received his colleagues’ praise as a team-builder and as an expert in areas such as foreign relations, environmental sustainability and National Defence.
On the Asia-Pacific file, Bryon has complimented his previous academic expertise with an in-depth perspective gained through his experience planning, organizing and leading successful international trade missions in Asia-Pacific countries; through chairing and participating in a wide range of international parliamentary delegations; and through serving as a Canadian spokesperson at numerous international conferences. In fact, Bryon recently received the Order of the Rising Sun – Gold/Silver Star from His Imperial Majesty and the Prime Minister of Japan for his tireless work on Canada/Japan relations.
In the realm of Canadian municipal/provincial relations, Bryon offers expertise and critical relationships that he developed as past President of both the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Canadian Parks/Recreation Association (CPRA).
Bryon has written extensively on national and international issues. He holds a M.A., B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Toronto, as well as a diploma in municipal administration – Accredited Municipal/Clerk Treasurer (AMCT) from St. Lawrence College.