|Preceded by||Ted Bounsall|
|Succeeded by||George Dadamo|
|Born||December 25, 1944|
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
William Munro Wrye (born December 25, 1944) is a Canadian former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal from 1981 to 1990, and was a cabinet minister in the government of David Peterson.
In the 1981 provincial election he was elected to the Ontario legislature defeating incumbent New Democrat Ted Bounsall by 134 votes in the constituency of Windsor—Sandwich. He was re-elected by a greater margin in the 1985 election.
After serving in opposition for two years, the Ontario Liberal Party formed a minority government following the 1985 election. Wrye, who represented a large working-class constituency, was appointed Minister of Labour on June 26, 1985. As Labour Minister, Wrye brought forward legislation providing automatic yearly adjustments of workers-compensation benefits to the consumer price index.
He defeated George Dadamo of the NDP by 2,353 votes in the 1987 election, and was named Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations on September 29, 1987. After a cabinet shuffle on August 2, 1989, he was named Minister of Transportation.
|Ontario provincial government of David Peterson|
|Cabinet posts (3)|
|Ed Fulton||Minister of Transportation
|Monte Kwinter||Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations
|Robert Elgie||Minister of Labour
Wrye was a party delegate supporting Dwight Duncan at the Liberal Party's 1996 leadership convention. After Duncan's elimination, he shifted his allegiance to Gerard Kennedy (Windsor Star, December 3, 1996). In 2003, Wrye was named as executive assistant to Duncan, who was by this time the government house leader and Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament for Windsor—St. Clair. Ironically, Duncan had once been a member of Wrye's staff.
- "William Munro Wrye, MPP". ontla.on.ca. Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
- Canadian Press (March 20, 1981). "Election results for Metro Toronto ridings". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
- "Results of vote in Ontario election". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 1985. p. 13.
- "Liberals pledge reform as they take over in Ontario". The Gazette. Montreal, Que. June 27, 1985. p. B1.
- "Results from individual ridings". The Windsor Star. September 11, 1987. p. F2.
- "Wrye gets new cabinet job". The Windsor Star. September 29, 1987. p. A1.
- Allen, Gene (August 3, 1989). "Veterans bear load as 8 ministers cut in Peterson shuffle". The Globe and Mail. p. A1.
- "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12.