Bill Mauro

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Bill Mauro
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Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Lyn McLeod
Succeeded by Judith Monteith-Farrell
Constituency Thunder Bay—Atikokan
Personal details
Born 1956 (age 61–62)
Political party Liberal
Occupation Property manager

Bill Mauro (born c. 1956) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2003 to 2018 who represented the riding of Thunder Bay—Atikokan. He served as a cabinet minister in the government of Kathleen Wynne.


Mauro was educated at Lakehead University teacher's college in Thunder Bay, and worked as a property manager for fourteen years before entering provincial politics. He has served as a city councillor for the Thunder Bay City Council, and was a member of the Thunder Bay Hydro board and the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.


In the provincial election of 2003, Mauro was elected as a Liberal in Thunder Bay—Atikokan. He defeated his New Democrat candidate John Rafferty by over 11,000 votes.[1] In the 2007 election he faced Rafferty again this time by a narrow margin of 50 votes.[2] He was easily re-elected in the 2011, and 2014 elections.[3][4] In the 2018 election, he lost his seat to New Democrat Judith Monteith-Farrell by just 81 votes.[1]

During his time in government he has served in several Parliamentary Assistant roles assisting ministers including the Minister of Northern Development and Mines (2003–2007, 2011–2013) and the Minister of Natural Resources (2007–2009). On March 25, 2014, Premier Kathleen Wynne appointed Mauro as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.[5] On June 24 after the election she appointed Mauro as the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.[6] After fellow cabinet minister Michael Gravelle temporarily stepped aside in February 2017, Mauro also took over his duties as Ministry of Northern Development and Mines on a temporary basis.[7]

In 2004, he announced that the provincial government would be spending almost $1 million to improve Thunder Bay's transportation service. He is also known to favour a return of the spring bear hunt.

Cabinet positions[edit]

Ontario Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne
Cabinet posts (3)
Predecessor Office Successor
Ted McMeekin Minister of Municipal Affairs
Steve Clark
David Orazietti Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Kathryn McGarry
Linda Jeffrey Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
2014 (March–June)
Ted McMeekin


  1. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 15 (xxiv). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 6, 2015. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "General Election by District: Thunder Bay—Atikokan". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on June 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jeffrey replaced in cabinet by Thunder Bay MPP". The Brampton Guardian. March 25, 2014. p. 1. 
  6. ^ Richard Brennan; Robert Benzie; Rob Ferguson (June 24, 2014). "Kathleen Wynne warns financial cupboard is bare". Toronto Star. 
  7. ^ "Michael Gravelle steps away from cabinet post, cites year-long battle with depression". CBC News. February 13, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 

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