Julia Munro and her family are long-time residents of the riding of York-Simcoe. She and her husband John have lived in Georgina since 1972 and together they have one adult daughter. Julia has served in the Ontario legislature since first elected in 1995.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in the Toronto area, she is a graduate of the University of Toronto. As a high school teacher, Julia taught students for 28 years.
Julia serves as the PC Caucus Critic for Seniors and Retirement Security.
Previously, she served as Critic for Small Business, Consumer Services and Red Tape, Culture, Children and Youth Services, Municipal Affairs and for Community and Social Services. She introduced Ontario's first Small Business Bill of Rights in the legislature.
Currently the Deputy Speaker of the Legislature, she previously served as Chair of the Government Agencies Committee and as the Vice Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.
Between 1995 and 2002 Julia was the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier, and then to the Minister of Transportation, Culture and the Management Board. During her years in government she led government reviews of the voluntary sector and the Heritage Act as well as a program evaluation and regulatory changes in Transportation.
Julia has spoken out strongly against the McGuinty Liberal government's continued attack on individual rights and freedoms. She opposes the growing reach of the Liberal government into people's lives and wishes to see rights and responsibilities restored to individuals and families.