Paul Bonwick has been the Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey since 1997. Confidence in Mr. Bonwick's performance was reflected in a considerable increase in support shown in the last federal election when he was re-elected with close to 50 per cent of the vote.
Mr. Bonwick is widely known for his unwavering support for his constituents and playing a critical role in the numerous projects spearheaded by municipal governments in his riding and across the country.
Prior to his June 1997 election as the first Member of Parliament for the newly-created riding of Simcoe-Grey, Mr. Bonwick was a Municipal Councilor for the Town of Collingwood. His considerable knowledge of the workings of municipal and regional governments has assisted him greatly in his role as an MP.
Mr. Bonwick, as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Heritage last session, participated in an intensive study of Canadaís Broadcast System. He has sat on a number of committees including the Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations. He also served as a member of the Prime Ministerís Task Force on Youth Entrepreneurship.
Most recently, Mr. Bonwick was pleased to be appointed by the Right Honourable Paul Martin as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, with special emphasis on Canada Student Loans.
Mr. Bonwick currently resides in Collingwood, Ontario with his wife Sandi and their three children, Alex, Amy and Matthew.