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Benjamin Sparkes

Policy Advisor, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs


Benjamin Sparkes is a Policy Advisor in the Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. Originally from St. John’s, Ben has held numerous positions on Parliament Hill, most recently working for the Minister of Indigenous Services and the national Liberal campaign. In addition to his Master’s in Political Management, Ben holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Science from the University of Ottawa.

“The MPM program is unique and provided the real-world practical skills that are sadly lacking from most Political Science programs. The faculty are all experienced political practitioners who can share their first-hand knowledge and expertise. Whether you are already working in the political sphere, or looking to find a way in, I can’t recommend this program enough.” – Ben Sparkes

Last Revision: Dec. 16, 2019