|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (June 2007)|
|Member of Parliament
for Thunder Bay—Rainy River
|Preceded by||Stan Dromisky|
|Succeeded by||John Rafferty|
|6th Mayor of Thunder Bay|
|Preceded by||David Hamilton|
|Succeeded by||Lynn Peterson|
June 20, 1949 |
Fort William, Ontario
|Residence||Thunder Bay, Ontario|
|Profession||Insurance executive, marketing manager|
Ken Boshcoff (born June 20, 1949) is a Canadian politician. He was born in Fort William, Ontario. He served as mayor of Thunder Bay, Ontario from 1997 to 2003, during which he established Thunder Bay as the "Martial Arts Capital of Canada". He also had a role in establishing the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, the first Medical school established in North America in 35 years. Prior to that, he was a Thunder Bay City Councillor from 1978 to 1997. He was re-elected to Thunder Bay City Council in the 2010 municipal election.
Defeated twice as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the federal elections of 1984 and 1988, he was elected in 2004 as a Liberal Member of Parliament for the Thunder Bay—Rainy River riding, and was re-elected for MP in 2006. Boschoff remained MP of the riding until 2008, when he was defeated by John Rafferty in the 2008 election.
He was subsequently re-elected to Thunder Bay City Council in the 2010 municipal election as a councillor at large.
As a child, he attended St. Ann’s Elementary School, followed by two years at St. Patrick High School and two years at Westgate High School. He continued his education in Thunder Bay at Lakehead University, where he completed Political Science and Economics Degrees. In 1975, he received a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Systems Planning from York University.
- Rafferty ousts Boshcoff in Thunder Bay-Rainy River, Thunder Bay's Source. October 15, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
- Ken Boshcoff – Parliament of Canada biography
- How'd They Vote?: Ken Boshcoff's voting history and quotes