Team Brassard

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Shawn Bubel – Chief of Staff
Shawn was a long-time Assistant to the former Barrie MP Patrick Brown and served as his Communications Advisor at Queen’s Park when Brown became the Leader of the Official Opposition for Ontario. Through years of experience, Shawn has built countless personal relationships with stakeholders and elected officials throughout Simcoe County and in Ottawa. Shawn is also a Commissioner of Oaths for Ontario.

Shawn works out of the Barrie Constituency Office and possesses a comprehensive knowledge of federal procedures and the inner-workings of all levels government.

Shawn can be reached at: 705-726-5959 or email:

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Susan Wilson – Executive Assistant
Susan, a long-time resident of South Barrie has many years of experience in professional customer service working at high levels in the banking sector. She and her busy family are active in the community with youth sports.

Susan works out of the Barrie Constituency Office and is here to assist you with all your federal needs like Passports, EI, CRA, CPP, and OAS/GIS.

Susan can be reached at: 705-726-5959 or email:

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Rob Dekker – Director of Policy
Rob comes to Team Brassard from Queen’s Park, where he served as a Policy Advisor in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition under Patrick Brown. Rob moved back home to Ottawa to work as Director of Policy for MP Brassard. Rob attends meetings with MPs, Leader’s Office staff and stakeholders who come to Ottawa to meet with MP Brassard. Rob also prepares John for all committee work he takes part in as the Member of Parliament for Barrie-Innisfil.

Rob is the Candidate of Record in Ottawa Centre for the Ontario PC Party during the previous two Provincial Elections.

You can reach Rob at 1-866-736-7631 (toll free) or email:

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Olivia Henderson – Legislative Assistant
Olivia works out of the Parliament Hill office in Ottawa. She is an Honours Graduate of the University of Ottawa with a professional working proficiency in French. Olivia has plenty of experience on the Hill having served as a Parliamentary Assistant for Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb and as an intern for the Honourable Jason Kenney.

Aside from her many Parliamentary duties in support of the MP, Olivia assists constituents with Immigration inquiries.

Olivia can be reached at: 1-866-736-7631 (toll free) or email:

Service Guarantee: We are there to help you and to respond to you quickly. If the MP’s Office does not have the capacity to assist, we will point you in the right direction to get you the help or information you need.

Part-Time Staff/Students

Brandon Vieira – Constituency Assistant
Brandon is one of our team members working out of the Constituency Office in Barrie. He is currently finishing his undergraduate degree at York University, working towards a specialized Honours in Political Science.

Brandon is eager to help constituents of Barrie-Innisfil with all federal needs such as passports, EI, CRA, CPP, and OAS/GIS.

Brandon can be reached at: 705-726-5959 or email:

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Hannah Zorgel – Constituency Assistant

Hannah has been steadily engaged in her community over the years, whether it’s through sports; the church; volunteer work or participation in local events and fundraisers. Her passion for the city of Barrie and its residents is what ultimately led Hannah to Team Brassard in the summer of 2015 amidst the campaign.

Hannah’s responsibilities include federal matters pertaining to the citizens of Barrie-Innisfil.

Hannah can be reached at: 705-726-5959 or by email at:

Ryan Sallach – Constituency Assistant

Ryan is a lifelong resident of Innisfil and proud to represent his community in the constituency office here in Barrie-Innisfil. A Nipissing University graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History, Ryan brings the same enthusiasm and work ethic he had in academia to the office. His desire to make a difference in the community he grew up in is what ultimately led him to work for MP John Brassard.

Ryan works out of the Barrie Constituency Office and can help you with all your federal needs such as passports, EI, CRA, CPP, and OAS/GIS.

Ryan can be reached at: 705-726-5959 or by email at: