Taras Kozyra

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Taras Kozyra
Ontario MPP
In office
1987–1990
Preceded byJim Foulds
Succeeded byShelley Wark-Martyn
ConstituencyPort Arthur
Personal details
Born (1941-09-26) September 26, 1941 (age 80)
Ukraine
Political partyLiberal
OccupationTeacher

Taras Kozyra (born September 26, 1941) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1987 to 1990.

Background[edit]

Kozrya moved to Canada at a young age, and was educated at the University of Western Ontario and Lakehead University. He worked in Thunder Bay as a teacher.

Politics[edit]

He served as a councillor in the Thunder Bay City Council from 1972 to 1978 and from 1982 to 1987.

He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1987 provincial election, defeating NDP candidate Chris Southcott by just under 2,000 votes in the riding of Port Arthur.[1] He served as a backbench supporter of David Peterson's government for the next three years, and was parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Northern Development on two occasions.

The Liberals lost to the NDP in the 1990 provincial election, and Kozyra lost his seat to NDP candidate Shelley Wark-Martyn by 1,034 votes.[2]

Later life[edit]

Kozyra was the principal of the English section of the Korean International School of Hong Kong (KIS) between 2004 and 2006.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results from individual ridings". The Windsor Star. September 11, 1987. p. F2.
  2. ^ "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12.
  3. ^ Heron, Liz (July 10, 2004). "Korean school appoints new teachers: Principal of international says summer school numbers reflect parental appreciation of staff overhaul". South China Morning Post. Asia Africa Intelligence Wire.

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