THUNDER BAY—The Hon. Bill Mauro was nominated to run for reelection in Thunder Bay–Atikokan this evening.
“As your MPP, I am dedicated to building on our accomplishments and continuing to fight for a fairer, better, Thunder Bay–Atikokan,” said Mauro. “Together, we have worked to bring new and enhanced health-care services to our community. We have invested in community services, and protected and created jobs here in Northwestern Ontario.”
“Our Liberal team under the leadership of the Premier is implementing a plan that helps families and seniors in Northwestern Ontario. That will continue to be my priority,” Mauro concluded.
Since 2003, Bill Mauro has served as MPP for Thunder Bay–Atikokan. His advocacy has led to improved access to health care and he delivered on his promise to bring angioplasty to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre—which is expanding to full cardiovascular surgery by 2020. Mauro was integral to the creation of the Hogarth-Riverview supportive and long-term care housing project, and in bringing more full-time staff to the Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic. He also successfully advocated for a law school at Lakehead University, increased funding for local roads and highways and a new courthouse. He currently serves as the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. He was previously the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Before becoming an MPP, Mauro served on Thunder Bay City Council, chaired the city’s finance committee and was a board member of Thunder Bay Hydro. He has also served on the boards of the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, the Children’s Aid Society and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. He is a graduate of Lakehead University Teachers College and was employed as a property manager for more than ten years.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan that is creating opportunity and fairness during this period of rapid economic change and uncertainty. Ontario's economy is growing, but too many families are not experiencing the benefits of that growth and feel they can't get ahead. That’s why the Ontario Liberal plan has stepped up to make tuition free for 225,000 students, provide free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, build 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Conservatives have vowed to undo the minimum wage increase because no matter who their leader is, it is the same old Conservative Party. While a Liberal government is focused on investing in care and providing better supports for caregivers, the Conservatives remain focused on cutting health care and education and jeopardizing the services Ontarians rely on by firing 40,000 workers.
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