Milczyn in 2017
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
June 12, 2014 – June 7, 2018
|Preceded by||Doug Holyday|
|Succeeded by||Christine Hogarth|
|Ontario Minister of Housing|
July 31, 2017
|Preceded by||Chris Ballard|
|Toronto City Councillor for Ward 5 (Etobicoke—Lakeshore)|
December 1, 2000 – July 7, 2014
|Preceded by||Blake Kinahan|
|Succeeded by||James Maloney|
|Etobicoke City Councillor|
December 1, 1994 – January 1, 1998
|Preceded by||Alex Faulkner|
|Succeeded by||Position Abolished|
|Born||1965 (age 52–53)
Peter Milczyn (born c. 1965) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the riding of Etobicoke—Lakeshore from 2014 until 2018. He joined Kathleen Wynne's cabinet as the Minister of Housing in July 2017. Previously, he was a city councillor in Toronto, Ontario from 2000 to 2014.
Milczyn was born in Etobicoke. His parents, Wes Milczyn and Maria Graf, emigrated from Poland in 1963. His mother worked as a journalist in Poland. He attended Etobicoke Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto where he obtained a degree in architecture. He set up his own design firm, but his interest in urban planning issues propelled him into politics.
Milczyn ran for a seat on the Etobicoke city council in 1991. He came third behind winner Alex Faulkner. He ran again in 1994 and beat out eight other contenders in Ward 2 after Faulkner retired from politics.
In 1993, he became president of Etobicoke—Lakeshore Liberal Party riding association. He quit this position, however, when then Liberal Party leader Jean Chrétien appointed Jean Augustine to run as the party's candidate in the riding in the 1993 Canadian federal election. This decision overrode his association's recommendation of Mary Sopta as the candidate. The Liberal party felt that Sopta's Serbo-Croatian background would create tension. Milczyn characterized that as "racist". Milczyn complained that Augustine was being appointed as the Liberal candidate only because she was black. He said, "It's only a factor with me inasmuch as it upsets me that they're using it (color) as a factor."
With the merger of Etobicoke and other municipalities to form the new City of Toronto, he ran, but failed to win a seat on Toronto city council in 1997. In the 2000 municipal election he ran again and this time defeating incumbent Blake Kinahan in a close race. He backed John Tory for Mayor of Toronto in the 2003 municipal election.
Milczyn ran as the Liberal candidate in the Etobicoke—Lakeshore provincial by-election, caused by the resignation of Laurel Broten, which was held August 1, 2013. He was defeated by fellow Toronto councillor Doug Holyday, running for the Progressive Conservatives,. In the 2014 general election he faced Holyday again this time defeating him by 6,548 votes.
He served as a Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.
|Ontario Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Chris Ballard||Minister of Housing
July 2017 - Present
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|Progressive Conservative||Doug Holyday||17,402||34.25||-12.50|
|New Democratic||P. C. Choo||6,348||12.50||+5.09|
|Ontario Moderate Party||Ian Lytvyn||148||0.29|
|Total valid votes||50,804||100.0|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+8.67|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario provincial by-election, August 1, 2013
Resignation of Laurel Broten
|Progressive Conservative||Doug Holyday||16,034||46.75||+17.51|
|New Democratic||P. C. Choo||2,542||7.41||-8.04|
|Special Needs||Dan King||157||0.46||+0.07|
|Total valid votes||34,295||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||214||0.62|
|Progressive Conservative gain||Swing||+13.12|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|2010 Toronto election, Ward 5|
|Justin Di Ciano||9,669||40.7|
|2006 Toronto election, Ward 5|
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