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Bill completes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Following a challenge presented by Minister Gravelle, Minister Mauro participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, August 22nd. Clip from tbnewswatch.com.

August 25, 2014

Caribou Charity Ride

On October 2, 2012, Bill spoke in the house about the Caribou Charity Ride. The Charity Ride, an event Bill participated in, benefits the Northern Cancer Fund.

October 02, 2012

Robbi Weldon

On September 12th, 2012, Bill Mauro spoke in the Legislature about the amazing accomplishments of Thunder Bay athlete Robbi Weldon, who won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in London earlier in the month.

September 12, 2012

Local Roads Boards

On June 12, Bill spoke in the House about the great work being done by the Local Road Boards in our communities. These hard working volunteers and the local ratepayers help maintain roads that so many of us benefit from, especially during the summer month

June 12, 2012

Out of the Darkness

On May 9th, 2012, Bill Mauro paid tribute to the 2nd annual Out of the Darkness Memorial Walk for suicide awareness and prevention and the work of Margaret Hajdinjak who, with the help and support of community partners, sponsors and volunteers, is raising

May 09, 2012

Thunder Bay Sportop Queens

Thunder Bay’s Midget Double A Sportop Queens won the Ontario Women's Hockey Association’s provincial championship and then went on to win the silver medal at the national championships. On May 2, 2012, Bill delivered a statement in the legisla

May 02, 2012

Dusty Miller

On February 7th, Bill Mauro delivered a tribute to Thunder Bay's former Mayor Dusty Miller.

February 07, 2012

Local Road Boards

For the past 6 years, Bill Mauro has been working towards increasing funding for our Local Roads Boards. In May, he was pleased to announce that our government will match funds raised by Local Roads Boards on a 2-to-1 basis, doubling the funding for rural

June 01, 2011

Green Energy in the Northwest

On May 17th, Bill spoke in the legislature about several green energy projects that are creating new jobs and providing a huge economic boost to Thunder Bay and Atikokan.

May 17, 2011

Thunder Bay Region's Economy

Over the past year, Thunder Bay’s unemployment rate has consistently outperformed the provincial and national averages--on May 11th, Bill Mauro spoke in the Ontario Legislature, explaining some of the reasons why.

May 11, 2011

Northern Ontario and the HST

On May 11th during debate in the legislature, Bill Mauro discussed the impact of the HST on Northern Ontario's economy.

May 11, 2011

Thunder Bay Community Foundation

On April 19th, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about the important work that has been done by the Thunder Bay Community Foundation over the past 40 years, providing grants, scholarships and bursaries, as well as support for charitable organizations.

April 19, 2011

Tornado Medical Systems

On April 13th, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about Tornado Medical Systems and the growth of Thunder Bay's knowledge-based economy.

April 13, 2011

2011 Ontario Budget

On April 12th, Bill Mauro spoke about important investments in the 2011 Ontario Budget, including a province-wide mental health and addictions strategy and increased funding for basic skills and literacy training, breast cancer screening and NOHFC.

April 12, 2011

Out of the Darkness

On April 5th, Bill Mauro delivered a statement in the legislature regarding Out of the Darkness, Thunder Bay's first annual memorial walk for suicide awareness and prevention. The walk was held on May 1st, 2011.

April 05, 2011

Good news for RegenMed

On March 25th, Bill Mauro took part in a good news announcment: Ontario’s Minister of Health and the Trillium Gift of Life Network have provided the Lake Superior Centre for Regenerative Medicine (RegenMed) with an official designation as a bone and

March 30, 2011

AbiBow in T Bay: More Cost-Effective, More Jobs

On March 28th, Bill Mauro spoke in the Legislature about a co-generation project at AbiBow's Thunder Bay operations. This project will create 56 permanent jobs and significantly reduce the facility's energy costs, making it more cost effective. The $50 mi

March 28, 2011

Good news for Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant

On March 22nd, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about fantastic news for Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant. The Ontario Government is funding a $125 million order for 50 new bi-level rail cars. The rails car will be used by GO Transit. This order will sus

March 22, 2011

Congratulating LU's Thunderwolves

On March 7th, 2011, Bill Mauro paid tribute to Lakehead University's men's basketball team, the Thunderwolves. The Thunderwolves won the OUA championship and were off to the national championships in Halifax.

March 09, 2011

Catholic Women's League

On March 1st, 2011, the Ontario Provincial Council of the Catholic Women's League (CWL) hosted their first meet and greet reception at Queen's Park. The reception was a success. The following week, Bill Mauro delivered a statement in the Ontario Legislatu

March 08, 2011

Forestry Sector and Bill 151, Part 2

On March 7th, 2011, Bill Mauro delivered speech during the debate on Bill 151, the Forest Tenure Modernization Act. This is the second half of that speech.

March 07, 2011

Forestry Sector and Bill 151, Part 1

On March 7th, 2011, Bill Mauro delivered speech during the debate on Bill 151, the Forest Tenure Modernization Act. He spoke about the challenges facing the forestry sector and some of the actions the Government of Ontario is taking to address those chall

March 07, 2011

Good News for AbiBow Sawmill

On March 1st, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about the Ontario Government's competitive wood supply process. The AbiBo sawmill in Thunder Bay was one of the successful bidders. Their allocation will create 50 new jobs and sustain 160 more.

March 01, 2011

Atikokan Renewable Fuels

On February 23rd, Bill Mauro spoke in the Legislature about Atikokan Renewable Fuels (AFR). The company were awarded one of the province’s first new wood supply allocations. They also received funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for a pl

February 23, 2011

Affordable Housing and the Debt Retirement Charge

During debate in the legislature, Bill Mauro set the record straight regarding affordable housing and the debt retirement charge on energy bills, comparing the current government's track-record to the record of previous governments.

December 08, 2010

AbiBow

On December 1st, 2010, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about recent news for AbitibiBowater. The Ontario Government entered into agreements with a company, to help AbiBow exit from bankruptcy. Bill is hopes that there will be more good news for the co

December 01, 2010

Pine River Bridge

On November 30th, 2010, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about the opening of the Pine Rive Bridge in Neebing. The Ontario government contributed over $400,000 to this $1.2 million project. Bill congratulated the Municipality of Neebing for their hard

November 30, 2010

Industry and Energy Costs

During debate in the legislature, Bill Mauro challenged the NDP's arguments regarding energy rates and the economy.

November 29, 2010

Energy and the Broader Picture, Response

Bill Mauro's closing argument during debate on energy policy. Bill responds to the arguments made by Opposition members.

November 29, 2010

Energy Policy and the Broader Picture, Part 2

During debate, Bill Mauro talked about the progress Ontario's economy has been making--and the economic progress in the Thunder Bay region. Bill listed several measures the government has introduced to help people with their cost of living. He also explai

November 29, 2010

Energy Policy and the Broader Picture, Part 1

During debate, Bill Mauro noted that while the Opposition were focusing on the issue of energy, they hadn't offered an alternative plan, and they were hoping to distract attention away from other issues: the significant investments in infrastructure; impr

November 29, 2010

Thunder Bay and New Dual-site Surgical Centre

On November 24, 2010, Bill Mauro took part in an important announcement that was held simultaneously in Thunder Bay and Toronto. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are launching a revolutionary dual-site surg

November 25, 2010

An Energy Plan?

During the debate in the legislature, Bill Mauro talked about the Opposition's position on energy. He noted that the Opposition had spoken out against virtually every option for power generation without providing any alternatives. He also questioned how t

November 24, 2010

Thunder Bay Generating Station

On November 23, 2010, Bill Mauro announced that the Thunder Bay Generating Station will stop burning coal and convert to natural gas. The conversion will protect existing jobs at the plant and create approximately 200 construction jobs. By the end of 2014

November 24, 2010

Hydro - Debt Retirement Charge

On November 23rd, Bill Mauro rose in the House to set the record straight regarding the Opposition's claims regarding Hydro's Debt Retirement Charge and power generation. Bill compared the track-record of the current government with that of two previous g

November 23, 2010

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

On November 16th, 2010, Bill Mauro spoke in the Ontario legislature about the opening of Thunder Bay's new nurse practitioner-led clinic. The clinic offers a team-based approach to frontline health care services by partnering with doctors and other health

November 16, 2010

RFDA

On November 15th, Bill Mauro spoke in the Ontario legislature about the Regional Food Distribution Association's new Paterson Family Food Centre. Families in need and job seekers across the Northwest will benefit from expanded services at the regional foo

November 15, 2010

Remembrance Day

MPP Bill Mauro's Remembrance Day message.

November 08, 2010

The Third Party and Energy Companies

On November 3, 2010, Bill Mauro provided an overview of the Third Party's track-record regarding fundraising and energy companies.

November 03, 2010

Bombardier and Thunder Bay

On November 1st, 2010, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about the importance of the Ontario Government's investments in mass transit for Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant. Bill also expressed his hope that the new Mayor of Toronto and the newly elected co

November 01, 2010

Government Accountability (response)

Bill Mauro responds to Opposition's arguments during the debate on Bill 122. Bill cites several of the government's accomplishments, including the expansion of the Auditor General's ability to review government programs.

November 01, 2010

Broadening Public Sector Accountability, Part 2

Part of 2 of Bill Mauro's speech on Bill 122. Bill talked about some of the things that the Ontario Government has done since 2003 to improve public sector accountability. In particular, he explained how the current government's changes to health care sys

November 01, 2010

Broadening Public Sector Accountability, Part 1

During the debate on Bill 122, the Broadening Public Sector Accountability Act, Bill Mauro described how the current Ontario Government has strengthened public sector accountability since 2003.

November 01, 2010

Economic Progress in the NW

There are signs that the Thunder Bay-Atikokan area is recovering from the recession. On October 20th, Bill Mauro spoke in the Ontario Legislature about some of the economic progress that has been made and how it's helping to create jobs.

October 20, 2010

Good Government

During the debate on the Good Government Act, Bill Mauro delivered a speech that compared the fiscal record of the current government to the fiscal record of the previous government.

October 19, 2010

Atikokan Generating Station

In August, Bill announced that Atikokan's generating station would remain open and be converted to biomass. The conversion will keep jobs at the generating station, create 200 to 300 construction jobs and protect the town's tax-base. The conversion could

October 19, 2010

McKellar Place

On October 18th, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about the conversion of the old McKellar Hospital into McKellar Place. This new facility will include 100 units for seniors’ retirement living as well as 35,000 square feet of office space. When f

October 18, 2010

Steep Rock site

On October 6th, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about the Steep Rock site. In August, Bill announced that our government will be allowing two companies to move forward with an environmental assessment at the former Steep Rock mine site. This initiativ

October 06, 2010

Tax Reform and Tax Relief

Bill 109 expanded the amount of tax relief seniors would receive through the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit. During the debate on Bill 109, Bill Mauro explained how this measure, along with several other measures introduced by the current governme

October 05, 2010

World Junior Baseball Championships in T Bay

On October 5th, Bill Mauro spoke in the Ontario Legislature about the success of the 2010 World Junior Baseball Championships. Thunder Bay's hard working volunteers did an extraordinary job organizing and hosting this world-class competition. The Ontario

October 05, 2010

Thunder Bay's Bombardier Plant

On September 29th, Bill Mauro spoke in the legislature about how the Ontario Government's investments in mass transit have helped create hundreds of jobs at our local Bombardier plant.

September 29, 2010

Thunder Bay Marathon - Miles with the Giant

On September 28, 2010, Bill Mauro spoke in the Legislature about the success of Thunder Bay's inaugural marathon: Miles with the Giant. The Ontario government provided the event with $120,000 of support.

September 28, 2010

Atikokan Generating Station

In August, Bill Mauro announced that Atikokan's generating station would be converted from coal to biomass. On September 28th, Bill Mauro asked the Minister of Energy what sort of economic impact the conversion will have on the Town of Atikokan.

September 28, 2010

Provincial funding good news for Bombardier

Bill Mauro helps announce the purchase of 182 more Light Rail Vehicles from Bombardier, with an option for an additional 118 vehicles. The $770 million contract was funded by the Government of Ontario. It’s projected that this purchase could lead to

June 14, 2010

Thunder Bay Sportop Queens

Bill Mauro congratulates Thunder Bay's Sportop Queen's on their impressive victory at Canada's national female midget hockey championship.

April 27, 2010

George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

Bill Mauro congratulates the George Jeffrey Children’s Centre for its impressive achievements. He also describes the important investments by the Ontario Government that have helped make these achievements possible.

April 20, 2010

More Affordable Medication

During the debate on the 2010 Budget, Bill Mauro responds to speech by the member from Wellington-Halton Hills. Bill comments on the HST and the purpose of Ontario's drug reform: providing Ontarians with greater access to affordable generic medications.

April 19, 2010

Ontario's Tax Reform

During debate on the 2010 Budget, Bill Mauro responds to the speech made by the member for Kenora-Rainy River. Bill points out that the Ontario Government's tax reform package includes significant and permanent tax relief for people in Northern Ontario.

April 19, 2010

Support for the HST

During the 2010 Budget debate, Bill Mauro challenges remarks made by the member for Kenora-Rainy River. Bill points out that the HST has received support from a large number of poverty groups throughout Ontario, because they've concluded that Ontario's ta

April 19, 2010

Catholic Women's League

Bill Mauro talks about the Catholic Women's League's recent delegation to Queen's Park. The delegation included two women from Thunder Bay: Pauline Krupa and Marlene Pavletic.

April 14, 2010

2010 Budget and Northern Ontario, Part 3

Bill Mauro talks about new investments for the North in Ontario's 2010 Budget.

April 12, 2010

2010 Budget and Northern Ontario, Part 2

Bill Mauro talks about new investments for the North in Ontario's 2010 Budget.

April 12, 2010

2010 Budget and Northern Ontario, Part 1

Bill Mauro talks about new investments for Northern Ontario in the 2010 Budget and the challenges facing the forestry sector.

April 12, 2010

Ontario's 2010 Budget

Bill Mauro talks about how the 2010 Budget includes important new investments that will help to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.

March 30, 2010

Open Ontario and the North

Bill provides examples of how the government's Open Ontario plan will benefit the North.

March 24, 2010

Youth Employment

Bill Mauro asks Minister Gravelle how the government's Summer Job program will benefit youth in Northern Ontario.

March 24, 2010

Knights of Columbus

Bill Mauro congratulates Thunder Bay's Knights of Columbus, Council 1447, on their 100th anniversary.

March 23, 2010

Speech from the Throne, Part 2

Bill responds to the Speech from the Throne. He provides an overview of the positive impact of government investments in infrastructure and retraining, and how they've benefited people in Thunder Bay-Atikokan in recent years. He goes on to discuss how the

March 10, 2010

Speech from the Throne, Part 1

Bill responds to the Speech from the Throne. He provides an overview of the positive impact of government investments in infrastructure and retraining, and how they've benefited people in Thunder Bay-Atikokan in recent years. He goes on to discuss how the

March 10, 2010

New School Trustee for the Northwest Catholic DSB

Bill Mauro announces the creation of a new school trustee for Northwest Catholic District School Board, which he hopes will provide greater representation for the parents and students at St. Patrick's School in Atikokan.

March 03, 2010

Full Day Learning

Bill Mauro talks about how Full Day Learning will benefit children at schools in Thunder Bay-Atikokan.

March 02, 2010

Energy Retailers and Consumer Protection

Bill Mauro asks what is being done to protect Ontarians from energy retailers who use questionable tactics.

December 10, 2009

Apprenticeships

Bill Mauro speaks in the Ontario Legislature about the importance of apprenticeships.

December 01, 2009

GRK Fasteners

Bill Mauro speaks in the Ontario Legislature about the challenges facing GRK Fasteners.

November 24, 2009

CIBC Run for the Cure

MPP Bill Mauro delivers a statement in the Ontario Legislature to help raise awareness about breast cancer.

November 16, 2009

Global Sticks

MPP Mauro's House Statement about Global Sticks.

October 09, 2009

MPP Bill Mauro announces support for Bombardier

MPP Bill Mauro announces support for Bombardier.

June 19, 2009

National Winner in Skilled Trades

Bill Mauro's members's statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario regarding "National Winner in Skilled Trades" on June 1, 2009.

June 03, 2009

Breast Cancer

Bill Mauro's members' statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario regarding "Breast Cancer Fundraiser" on May 25, 2009.

June 02, 2009

Rafiki Youth Choir

Bill Mauro's members' statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario regarding the Rafiki Youth Choir on May 5, 2009.

May 06, 2009

Municipal Funding

Bill Mauro's members' statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario regarding municipal funding on May 4, 2009.

May 06, 2009

Bombardier Chosen By TTC To Build 204 Streetcars

Bill speaks about the decision to choose Bombardier Transportation to build 204 streetcars for the TTC.

April 29, 2009

Tamarack House

Bill Mauro's Member Statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario regarding "Tamarack House" on April 7, 2009.

April 21, 2009

Stanley Cup

Bill Mauro’s Members' Statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario regarding local Stanley Cup champion, Dave Gatherum, on March 30, 2009.

April 01, 2009

Thunder Bay Blues Festival

Bill Mauro's Members' Statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario regarding Thunder Bay Blues Festival on February 23, 2009.

March 17, 2009

Sir Winston Churchill & Vocational Institute

Bill Mauro's Members' Statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario regarding Sir Winston Churchill & Vocational Institute on February 18, 2009.

March 17, 2009

Thunder Bay Court House

Bill Mauro's Members' Statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario regarding the new Thunder Bay Courthouse on March 2, 2009.

March 17, 2009

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