Our Judges


Why Join Our Judges Panel?

  • National event coverage
  • Promotes your goodwill
  • Requires minimal commitment
  • Provides networking opportunities with others in your industry
  • It’s the Canadian thing to do

Celebrity Judge Requirements

All judges must be residents of Canada, have no pending legal actions against them and be available to Judge the Top 3 Final Mayors. They will have between December 1, 2019 -December 20,2019 to submit their scorecards. The judges must have some awareness of the political platforms and approach the judging in an unbiased way sticking to the protocol of the contest. There should be no conflict of interest.The judges will be required to review each Nominated Mayor’s submission which includes part written and part visual.

Our Judges

Rob Laidlaw

Rob Laidlaw

Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter

Juno nominated songwriter of the year, Rob Laidlaw has been a professional musician, producer and composer for over 25 years. He has produced and toured with countless artists for many major Canadian and U.S. acts. Rob brings his industry experience to the judges panel and looks forward to helping with this initiative.

Greg Wells

Dr. Greg Wells Phd

Physiologist, Scientist, Broadcaster and Author

As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wells has coached, trained and inspired dozens of elite athletes to win medals at World Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
Dr. Wells is the author of the best-sellers Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes and The Ripple Effect: Sleep, Eat, Move and Think Better.
A sought after speaker on the topic of human performance, Dr. Wells has spoken at top events like TEDX and the Titan Summit, alongside Robin Sharma, Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson.
Dr. Wells has been an expert source to other top media outlets like ABC News, “20/20,” The Discovery Channel, TSN, CBC and CTV. He also served as the sports medicine analyst for the Canadian Olympic Broadcast for the 2010 & 2012 Olympic Games.

Theo Fleury

Theo Fleury

NHL Stanley Cup Champion
Olympic Gold Medalist
World Cup Junior Champion
Expert In The Field Of Relational Trauma

Theo Fleury is perhaps best known for his time on the ice but off the rink, his life was full of pain and trauma. Today, Theo is an inspiration to many. His best-selling books, Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake, encourage open sharing and provide practical tools that people seeking help can personally use. Theo has been awarded the Canadian Humanitarian Award and the Queen’s Jubilee Medallion. He is a Siksika Nation Honorary Chief and recipient of the Aboriginal Indspire Award.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Rapper, Producer, Entrepreneur

Peter Jackson is often referred to as “the hardest working rapper in Canada”. Known for his intense work ethic both in the studio and on the road, Jackson has spent the last several years touring Canada with several rap artists such as French Montana, Juicy J,, Machine Gun Kelly, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes.
In addition to being Virgin iHeart Radio’s Future Star for April 2017, Jackson’s lead single from the album, “On a Wave”, charted well across the country.
During the Toronto Raptors’ 2015-2016 playoff run Jackson spent 5 weeks on the Billboard charts with his “We the North” playoff anthem. Jackson has also received press in over 500 major Hip Hop and music publications and was nominated for Hip Hop artist of the year at the Independent Music Awards.
In addition to Jackson’s performance accomplishments, he also a co-owner of the International Touring Agency, one of Canada’s premiere booking agencies. With over 170 shows a year nationally.

Victoria Lennox

Victoria Lennox

Canadian Entrepreneurship & Innovation Leader

An entrepreneur with a track record of architecting and mobilizing networks, organizations, policy environments and programming, Victoria Lennox has propelled Canada onto the global stage as an ‘Innovation Nation’.
Victoria is the first Canadian to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion at Buckingham Palace on recommendation of the British Prime Minister
She has represented Canada on two Governor General State Visits to South America (Colombia and Chile) and the Middle East (Jordan, Israel and the West Bank), at two APEC Summits (in the Philippines and Vietnam), the G8 Summit in the UK, the UNDP Innovation Meeting in Geneva, and the Innovation Tour across India speaking affront more than 100,000 changemakers.
Founded and has made an enduring impact through the creation of National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (UK), Startup Canada (Canada), Women Entrepreneurs Canada (Canada), THRIVE Media (Canada), the Hope Fund (Global) and the Startup Nations (Global).

Hazel McCallion

Hazel McCallion


Hazel McCallion is a Canadian politician and businesswoman who served as the 5th mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, from 1978 until 2014. She is the first and current Chancellor of Sheridan College.  McCallion was first elected in November 1978, and is the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history having served for 36 years at the time of her retirement in 2014. She was a successful candidate in 12 municipal elections, having been acclaimed twice and re-elected 10 other times. Her supporters gave her the nickname “Hurricane Hazel” because of her outspoken political style.

Adam Growe


Adam Growe has become a familiar face in households across Canada as the witty host of Cash Cab. A natural storyteller, Adam can fully customize his content to deliver a unique brand of comedy and hosting.

For over 30 years, Adam Growe has been performing on radio, television, stage, and at conferences and events. In addition to hosting Discovery Channel’s Cash Cab, Adam is an accomplished stand-up comedian starring in Just for Laughs, Comedy NOW!, COMICS!, CBS’s Star Search, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. His career portfolio includes Host/MC, moderating panels,keynote presentations, one-man shows, and public speaking coaching. Adam is also a certified Red Cross First Aid Instructor.

Adam brings energy and clean, intelligent comedy and trivia to the stage. He delivers a fun and highly engaging performance to meet the interests and needs of his audience and many repeat clients. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three kids, where they foster babies with the Children’s Aid Society.

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