Julia Munro

MPP, York Simcoe

Critic for Poverty Reduction Strategy

Julia and her family are longtime residents of the riding of York-Simcoe. She and her husband, John, and their daughter have lived in Georgina since 1972. Julia has been involved in local and provincial issues since then.

She has served the York-Simcoe community as their Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) since first elected in 1995. During her time both in Government and in Opposition, Julia has been outspoken against government’s continued trend of attacking individual rights and freedoms. She consistently opposes government’s reach into people’s lives and works toward restoring the rights and responsibilities of individuals and families. She puts people first.

Born in Hamilton and raised in midtown Toronto, Julia is a graduate of the University of Toronto. As a high school teacher, she taught thousands of students over her 28 year career.

Julia has introduced the following Bills in the Legislature:

Bill 50 - Pooled Registered Pension Plans (to allow these plans to be used by Ontarians to save their money)
Bill 152 - Small Business Bill of Rights
Bill 110 - Auditor General Amendment Act (to ensure equal funding for rural communities)
Bill 161 - Dog Owner's Liability Act
Bill 129 - OSPCA Amendment Act (to set standards of care and fine dog abusers up to $60,000)
CURRENT OFFICIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Progressive Conservative Caucus’ Critic for the Ministry of the Attorney General
• Progressive Conservative Caucus’ Critic for Retirement Security
• Progressive Conservative Caucus’ Critic for Seniors
• Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Previous Parliamentary Responsibilities:

• Chair of Standing Committee on Government Agencies
• Vice-Chair of Standing Committee on Public Accounts
• PC Critic for Small Business (Julia introduced Ontario’s first “Small Business Bill of Rights)
• PC Critic for Consumer Services and Red Tape • PC Critic for Culture
• PC Critic for Children and Youth Services
• PC Critic for Municipal Affairs
• PC Critic for Community and Social Services
• Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier
• Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Transportation (Julia spearheaded regulatory changes review)
• Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Culture (Julia spearheaded review of the Heritage Act)
• Parliamentary Assistant for Management Board