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Mike Bolan

Mike Bolan
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded byDick Smith
Succeeded byMike Harris
Personal details
Born(1933-10-10)October 10, 1933
North Bay, Ontario
DiedOctober 23, 2016(2016-10-23) (aged 83)
North Bay, Ontario
Political partyLiberal
OccupationLawyer, judge

Michael George Bolan (October 10, 1933 – October 23, 2016) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1977 to 1981 who represented the riding of Nipissing.[1]


Bolan was born in Cobalt, Ontario. He practiced law in North Bay, Ontario after his call to the bar. He served as a school trustee and city councillor in North Bay. From 1977 to 1981, Bolan represented Nipissing in the Ontario Legislature. In 1981, Bolan was appointed county court judge in Brampton, Ontario. He later became senior judge in Kitchener, Ontario. He transferred to the Superior Court in North Bay where he ended his judicial career in 2008.

Bolan was named honorary colonel of The Algonquin Regiment.[2] He died in North Bay on October 23, 2016.[3]


In the 1977 provincial election, Bolan ran as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Nipissing. He defeated his Progressive Conservative opponent and was elected.[4] He served for four years in the opposition benches. In the 1981 election he was defeated by Mike Harris by 5,022 votes under a general drift towards the PC party.[5]


  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1965). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  2. ^ Stephannie Johnson (1 August 2007). "Reunion evokes bittersweet memories" (PDF). Parry Sound North Star: 3. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  3. ^ "Former MPP Mike Bolan dies at 83". North Bay Nugget, October 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ontario provincial election results riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. June 10, 1977. p. D9.
  5. ^ Canadian Press (March 20, 1981). "Winds of change, sea of security". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22.

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