Ken Boshcoff

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Ken Boshcoff
Member of Parliament
for Thunder Bay—Rainy River
In office
2004–2008
Preceded by Stan Dromisky
Succeeded by John Rafferty
6th Mayor of Thunder Bay
In office
1997–2003
Preceded by David Hamilton
Succeeded by Lynn Peterson
Personal details
Born (1949-06-20) June 20, 1949 (age 65)
Fort William, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Residence Thunder Bay, Ontario
Profession Insurance executive, marketing manager
Religion Roman Catholic

Ken was born in Fort William (June 20, 1949) and was raised in Westfort by parents of Ukrainian/Polish and Bulgarian descent.

He attended Crawford, St. Ann, St Patrick, and Westgate schools.

Mr Boshcoff then studied at Lakehead University as an undergraduate, then proceeded to graduate studies at York University.

As a teenager he began an office-cleaning company and then worked a myriad of part-time jobs until completing his degrees. He was fortunate in obtaining work in the Provincial and National Parks systems to pay for his tuition and developed his environmental skills in Quetico, Pukaskwa, Gros Morne, Terra Nova, and the St Lawrence Islands.

He was really glad to return home and begin his career with the Federal Government as the District Planner for Indian and Northern Affairs.

After that he joined the family insurance business until moving to the Thunder Bay Port Authority as their Director of Marketing. With his brother he formed a new company "Boshcoff & Associates" until becoming Mayor.

After 6 years as Mayor, Ken became the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River until 2008.

He returned to the business world as a consultant in Business Development and Government Navigation.

He is widely employed these days as a mediator and for advice on governance as well as finding solutions for both not-for-profit organizations and businesses.

Upon returning to Council in 2010 he is known and respected as a "Voice of Reason" in his advocacy for our community.

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