Father, we come before You with thanksgiving for the men and women that serve us in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. We lift up MPP Michael Gravelle to You and ask You to pour out Your blessings on him and his family. Be with him Lord, as he serves on government committees and in his constituency of Thunder Bay – Superior North. Open his eyes to new possibilities as he travels and talks to people of our province. Renew his strength and vision for the work You have called him to do. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Michael Gravelle represents the riding of Thunder Bay – Superior North. He was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 1995 representing the riding of Port Arthur and is currently serving his sixth consecutive term as M.P.P.
Gravelle was reappointed Minister of Northern Development and Mines in June 2014. He has served as the Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Government Caucus Chair and as a member of the Priorities and Planning Board.
Gravelle has long been a dedicated community member, with an accomplished political and public service record. He is co-founder of the North of Superior Film Association and has served on the boards of the Magnus Theatre Company and the AIDS Committee of Thunder Bay. In the 1970s, Gravelle served as special assistant to the Honourable Robert Andras, a senior minister in the Trudeau cabinet. He later served as communications officer for the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and as a special assistant to the federal member for Thunder Bay-Nipigon. He also worked as a publicist for the CBC and as coordinator of Northern Development Councils for the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry.