John Milloy

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John Milloy
John Milloy (3005943938).jpg
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre
In office
October 2, 2003 – June 12, 2014
Preceded byWayne Wettlaufer
Succeeded byDaiene Vernile
Personal details
Born (1965-06-29) 29 June 1965 (age 54)
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Sara Pendergast
ResidenceKitchener, Ontario, Canada
OccupationCivil servant

John Christopher Milloy (born June 29, 1965) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2003 to 2014 who represented the riding of the Kitchener Centre. He served as a cabinet minister in the government of Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne.


Milloy obtained 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.[1] 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 also worked as an assistant to Stéphane Dion, John Manley and Yvonne O'Neill. He is married to Sara Pendergast, an emergency room physician.[2]

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.[3]


In the 2003 provincial election he ran as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Kitchener Centre. He defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Wayne Wettlaufer by 2,160 votes.[4] 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 Chris Bentley.[5]

He was re-elected in the 2007 provincial election and he was appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.[6][7] In a cabinet shuffle on June 24, 2009, he was given additional responsibilities as Minister of Research and Innovation.[8] After the 2011 election, he was moved to the position of Minister of Community and Social Services and named Government House Leader.[9][10]

In Kathleen Wynne's government, Milloy served as Government House Leader and was appointed the Minister of Government Services in February 2013.[11]

In early 2014, Milloy announced that he would retire from politics. He did not run in the 2014 provincial election.[12]

Cabinet posts[edit]

Ontario Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Dwight Duncan Minister of Government Services
David Orazietti
Ontario Provincial Government of Dalton McGuinty
Cabinet posts (4)
Predecessor Office Successor
Monique Smith Government House Leader
Yasir Naqvi
Madeleine Meilleur Minister of Community and Social Services
Ted McMeekin
John Wilkinson Minister of Research and Innovation
Glen Murray
Chris Bentley Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
2007–2011, 2012–2013
Glen Murray

After politics[edit]

In March 2015, Milloy joined Wilfrid Laurier University as an assistant professor to teach politics and public ethics.[13]

Electoral record[edit]

2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Milloy 18,280 42.60 +2.68
Progressive 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
2007 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Milloy 17,458 45.9 +3.3
Progressive 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
2011 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Milloy 15,392 39.23 -6.65
Progressive Conservative Dave Macdonald 15,069 38.40 +12.87
New Democratic Cameron Dearlove 7,385 18.82 +1.23
Green Mark Vercouteren 938 2.39 -5.91
Libertarian Patrick Bernier 240 0.61  
Independent Mark Corbiere 137 0.35  
Freedom Bugra Atsiz 77 0.20  
Total valid votes 39,238 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 172 0.44
Turnout 39,410 49.16
Eligible voters 80,170
Liberal hold Swing -9.76
Source: Elections Ontario[14]


  1. ^ D'Amato, Luisa (April 9, 2015). "John Milloy's departure from the 'pressure cooker' will be our gain". Waterloo Region Record. p. B1.
  2. ^ Kelly, Anne (June 14, 2005). "Speed up licensing, immigrant MDs urge". The Kitchener Record. p. A4.
  3. ^ John Milloy (June 1, 2006). "The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1948-1957: Community or Alliance?". McGill-Queen's University Press.
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "Premier McGuinty appoints new parliamentary assistants". Ottawa: Canada NewsWire. March 6, 2006. p. 1.
  6. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 7 (xvi). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 7, 2009.
  7. ^ Ferguson, Rob; Benzie, Robert (October 31, 2007). "Premier goes for new blood; Expanded 28-member cabinet has eight ministers from Toronto, three from 905 area". Toronto Star. p. A13.
  8. ^ Greenberg, Lee (June 24, 2009). "Health minister keeps job in McGuinty Cabinet shuffle". National Post. p. A6.
  9. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013.
  10. ^ "Ontario's new cabinet". Toronto Star. October 21, 2011. p. A18.
  11. ^ "Ontario's new cabinet". Waterloo Region Record. Kitchener, Ont. February 12, 2013. p. A3.
  12. ^ Benzie, Robert (March 1, 2014). "Veteran Grit, Tory MPPs to depart". Toronto Star. p. A7.
  13. ^ Herhalt, Chris (March 26, 2015). "Former MPP John Milloy joining Laurier". Waterloo Region Record. p. B1.
  14. ^ "Official return from the records - Kitchener Centre" (PDF). Elections Ontario. November 18, 2011.[permanent dead link]

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