- See Bill S. Ballinger for the author and screenwriter
Ballinger was educated at the University of Waterloo and Toronto Teacher's College, and worked as an independent businessman prior to his entry into politics. He served as mayor, councillor and regional councillor in Uxbridge, Ontario.
He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1987 provincial election, defeating Progressive Conservative incumbent Ross Stevenson by 482 votes. He served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs from 1988 to 1989.
The Liberals were unexpectedly defeated by the Ontario New Democratic Party in the 1990 provincial election, and Ballinger lost his seat to NDP candidate Larry O'Connor by 1,230 votes. He has not sought a return to the legislature since this time.
He currently owns and operates Artforms, in Stouffville, Ont.
- "William George Ballinger, MPP Parliamentary History". Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
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