|Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs|
January 18, 2010 – October 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Leona Dombrowsky|
|Succeeded by||Ted McMeekin|
October 23, 2003 – October 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Helen Johns|
|Succeeded by||Lisa Thompson|
|Born||1957 (age 61–62)|
Carol Mitchell (born c. 1957) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. She was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2003 to 2011 representing the riding of Huron—Bruce. She was a cabinet minister in the government of Dalton McGuinty.
Mitchell was born in Clinton, Ontario in Huron County and was educated at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. She is a past member of Girl Guides of Canada. She worked in retailing after her graduation, and ran stores selling children's clothes in Clinton and Bayfield.
She was elected to Clinton's town council in 1993, and became its reeve later in the decade. She also served on the Huron County council, and was elected as the first reeve of the amalgamated municipality of Central Huron. She was elected as warden of Huron County in 1999 and 2000.
In the 2003 provincial election she ran as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Huron—Bruce and defeated Progressive Conservative incumbent Helen Johns, a cabinet minister, by about 3,000 votes. On October 23, 2003, she was named parliamentary assistant to Steve Peters, the Ontario Minister of Agriculture and Food. In March 2006, Mitchell was named parliamentary assistant to David Caplan, the Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal. Upon re-election in the fall of 2007, Mitchell was named Government Caucus Chair and parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, with a concentration on Municipal Affairs.
|Ontario Provincial Government of Dalton McGuinty|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Helen Johns||Minister of Agriculture and Food
|2011 Ontario general election: Huron—Bruce|
|Progressive Conservative||Lisa Thompson||19,138||42.76||+12.22||$ 81,890.60|
|New Democratic||Grant Robertson||9,329||20.85||+7.53||32,102.53|
|Family Coalition||Christine Schnurr||656||1.47||−0.85||14,592.60|
|Total valid votes / Expense limit||44,754||100.0||+0.46||$ 90,268.64|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||172||0.38||−0.09|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+12.71|
|2007 Ontario general election: Huron—Bruce|
|Liberal||Carol Mitchell||20,469||45.95||+0.16||$ 49,205.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Rob Morley||13,606||30.54||−7.69||72,311.76|
|New Democratic||Paul Klopp||5,932||13.32||+1.86||20,183.39|
|Family Coalition||Dave Joslin||1,035||2.32||+0.24||8,064.77|
|Independent||Ronald John Stephens||202||0.45||0.00|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||44,548||100.0||+2.62||$ 80,832.60|
|Total rejected ballots||209||0.47||−0.02|
|2003 Ontario general election: Huron—Bruce|
|Liberal||Carol Mitchell||19,879||45.79||+3.96||$ 43,587.07|
|Progressive Conservative||Helen Johns||16,594||38.23||−7.53||68,667.03|
|New Democratic||Grant I. Robertson||4,973||11.46||+2.33||18,246.88|
|Family Coalition||Dave Joslin||902||2.08||−1.21||7,273.45|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||43,409||100.0||−4.39||$ 63,013.44|
|Total rejected ballots||212||0.49||−0.80|
- Ash, Stacey (September 19, 2003). "Huron-Bruce riding; Area has had its share of controversy with E. coli, George shooting and struggling beef industry". The Record. Kitchener, Ont. p. B2.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Retrieved 2014-03-02.[permanent dead link]
- Ash, Stacey (October 24, 2003). "Cabinet devoid of local faces". The Record. Kitchener, Ont. p. A1.
- "Premier McGuinty appoints new parliamentary assistants". Ottawa: Canada NewsWire. March 6, 2006. p. 1.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 6 (xv). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 7, 2009. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Carol Mitchell, MPP". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
- Kenyon, Wallace (January 19, 2010). "Sweeping changes hit Queen's Park; Liberal Cabinet". National Post. p. A8.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02.