Mr. Harris was elected the twenty-second Premier of the Province of Ontario on June 8, 1995 and then reelected in 1999, at the time making him the first Ontario Premier in over 30 years to form a second consecutive majority government. After leaving office in April 2002, Mr. Harris joined the law firm of Goodmans LLP as a Consultant and Senior Business Advisor until February 28, 2010. On March 1, 2010, Mr. Harris joined Cassels Brock & Blackwell LP as Senior Business Advisor until September 15, 2013.
On September 16, 2013, Mr. Harris joined Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP as Senior Business Advisor. Mr. Harris is President of his own consulting firm, Steane Consulting Ltd., and, in this capacity, acts as a consultant to various Canadian companies.
Mr. Harris also serves as a director on several corporate public company boards listed below as well as the board of the Luminato Festival and, until 2014, the board of Tim Horton Children's Foundation. Mr. Harris is the Honorary Chair of the North Bay District Hospital Capital Campaign and the Nipissing University and Canadore College Capital Campaign. Mr. Harris is also a Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute, a leading Canadian economic, social research and education organization, and an Institute of Corporate Directors certified director (ICD.D).