John Milloy

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John Milloy
John Milloy (3005943938).jpg
Ontario MPP
In office
October 2, 2003 – 2014
Preceded by Wayne Wettlaufer
Succeeded by Daiene Vernile
Constituency Kitchener Centre
Personal details
Born (1965-06-29) 29 June 1965 (age 49)
Kitchener, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Residence Kitchener, Ontario
Occupation Civil servant

John Christopher Milloy (born June 29, 1965) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was the Minister of Community and Social Services in the cabinet of Dalton McGuinty, and was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Kitchener Centre from 2003 to 2014. He is a member of the Ontario Liberal Party. In October 2011, he was appointed Government House Leader and appointed the Minister of Government Services in May 2013.


Milloy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University, a Master of Arts degree in International History from the London School of Economics, and a Doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University. Before his election, he worked at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario. He was a legislative assistant to Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien from 1997 to 2002, and has also worked as an assistant to Stéphane Dion, John Manley and Yvonne O'Neill.

Milloy has written a book titled The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1948-1957: Community or Alliance? published by McGill-Queen's University Press on June 1, 2006.


He won the Liberal nomination in Kitchener Centre on February 2, 2003, and defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Wayne Wettlaufer by about 2000 votes in the provincial election held later in the year. On October 23, 2003, Milloy was named parliamentary assistant to Premier Dalton McGuinty in the latter's secondary capacity as the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and continued under new minister Marie Bountrogianni. He served in this position until November 2006, when he was appointed parliamentary assistant to Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Christopher Bentley.

After the 2007 provincial election he was named to Cabinet as Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. In a cabinet shuffle on June 24, 2009, he was given additional responsibilities as Minister of Research and Innovation. In 2011, he was moved to the position of Minister of Community Services and Government House Leader.

In Kathleen Wynne's government, Milloy served as Government House Leader and was Minister of Community Services until May 2013 when he was appointed the Minister of Government Services.

In early 2014, Milloy announced that he would retire from politics. He did not run in the May 2014 provincial election.

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Milloy 17,458 45.9 +3.3
Prog. Conservative Matt Stanson 9,713 25.5 -12.07
New Democratic Rich Moffit 6,694 17.6 +1.8
Green Daniel Logan 3,160 8.3 +4.72
Family Coalition William J. Berhardt 600 1.6
Independent John D. McGuire 425 1.1
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Milloy 18,280 42.60 +2.68
Prog. Conservative Wayne Wettlaufer 16,120 37.57 -12.58
New Democratic Ted Martin 6,781 15.80 +8.04
Green Luigi D'agnillo 1,728 4.03 +2.78

Cabinet Posts[edit]

Provincial Government of Dalton McGuinty
Cabinet Posts (4)
Predecessor Office Successor
Christopher Bentley Government House Leader
Yasir Naqvi
Madeleine Meilleur Minister of Community and Social Services
Ted McMeekin
John Wilkinson Minister of Research and Innovation
Glen Murray
Christopher Bentley Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
2007–2011, 2012–2013
Glen Murray

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