Ken Boshcoff

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Ken Boshcoff
Member of Parliament
for Thunder Bay—Rainy River
In office
Preceded byStan Dromisky
Succeeded byJohn Rafferty
6th Mayor of Thunder Bay
In office
Preceded byDavid Hamilton
Succeeded byLynn Peterson
Personal details
Born (1949-06-20) June 20, 1949 (age 69)
Fort William, Ontario
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceThunder Bay, Ontario
ProfessionInsurance executive, marketing manager

Ken Boshcoff (born June 20, 1949) was mayor of Thunder Bay, Ontario from 1997 to 2003 and a Canadian Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River from 2004 to 2008.

Early life[edit]

Boshcoff was born in Fort William and was raised in Westfort by parents of Ukrainian/Polish and Bulgarian descent. He attended Crawford, St. Ann, St Patrick, and Westgate schools. 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 series of part-time jobs until completing his degrees. He was obtained 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 later worked for 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 six years as Mayor, Boshcoff 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 has worked as a mediator and provided advice on governance as well as finding solutions for both not-for-profit organizations and businesses. He returned to Council in 2010, and became known for his advocacy for the community.

Boshcoff ran for mayor in Thunder Bay's 2014 municipal election.[1] He was the runner up, losing to the incumbent Keith Hobbs.


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