Julian Fantino, Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge

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Julian Fantino was first elected to the House of Commons in 2010 and re-elected in 2011.

In January 2015, Julian was appointed Associate Minister of National Defence. Previously, he was appointed Minister of State (Seniors) in January 2011, Associate Minister of National Defence in May 2011, Minister of International Cooperation in July 2012 and Minister of Veterans Affairs in July 2013.

Prior to his election to Parliament, Julian served almost 40 years in law enforcement, as Chief of the London Police, York Regional Police and of the Toronto Police Service. He served as Ontario’s Commissioner of Emergency Management and as Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. He is also the former President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the former Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the former Vice-President at Large of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Julian is active in local and international victim rights groups, including as an honorary member of Canadian Crime Victims Foundation. He has served on both the National and Ontario boards of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council in support of reservist soldiers. He is a member of the local Legion and is also actively involved in community-based organizations, including hospital development and various charities and programs to make organized sports accessible to disadvantaged children. He supports the Hospice Vaughan and formerly sat on the board of directors of Vaughan’s Villa Leonardo Gambin long-term care facility.

He and his wife, Liviana, have two children and four grandchildren.

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Statement by Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge Julian Fantino on Prime Minister Harper’s announcement for better foreign credential recognition

    “As an immigrant to Canada many decades ago, I know personally how important it is to have supports in place for newcomers when they move to a new country. Our re-elected Conservative government will make it faster, fairer and more affordable for new Canadians and Canadians trained abroad to have their foreign credentials recognized […]


Expanding Broadband to Rural Communities

In today’s digital economy, access to the internet is essential to create jobs, realize economic opportunities and connect Canadians to online services. While Canada is one of the most connected nations in the world, critical gaps in broadband access still exist, particularly in rural and remote areas of the country. Rural Canadians expect and deserve […]


Statement by Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge Julian Fantino on key parts of Stephen Harper’s Economic Action Plan 

“I have met extensively with hundreds of small business owners in Woodbridge and launched expansive economic consultations that have helped to shape our Conservative plan to support the local businesses that are the job creating backbone of our economy. I have heard directly from our business community that we need to continue with the low […]


Statement by Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge Julian Fantino on Prime Minister Harper’s announcement for tax relief for service club members

    “As a member of countless local service clubs like the Royal Canadian Legion, and founding member of the Alternatives, a support program for cognitively challenged young adults, I have been directly involved in building and growing these types of clubs from the ground up in Vaughan and know how important they are to […]


Tax Relief For Service Club Members

A re-elected Conservative government will build on our record of supporting charitable giving and voluntarism by providing tax relief for service club memberships via the Charitable Donations Tax Credit. This new policy will help hundreds of thousands of service club members carry out important work in their communities. Only our party will continue to encourage […]


Statement by Conservative candidate for Vaughan Woodbridge Julian Fantino on announcement by Prime Minister Harper on tax relief for adoptive families

  “Every year, many residents of Vaughan and thousands of Canadian families are transformed as they bring adopted children into their hearts and lives. These parents cherish the young lives they are helping to shape and grow. My wife and I have many friends who have adopted, and we have long recognized that adoption costs […]


Making Adoption More Affordable

There is no higher calling than raising a child – and no greater reward. A re-elected Conservative government will help Canadian parents who adopt children by significantly increasing the value of the Adoption Expense Tax Credit, raising the maximum amount to $20,000 and making it fully refundable. Every year, thousands of Canadian families are transformed […]


Statement by Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge Julian Fantino on Stephen Harper’s plan to save Canadian small business owners time and money

  “Today’s announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper that our Conservative party will further cut red tape so that small businesses and entrepreneurs can spend more time serving consumers and less time on needless bureaucracy is great news for the local businesses that are critical to the Woodbridge economy. “Through holding expansive economic consultations, meeting […]


Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge Julian Fantino supports “Life Means Life” legislation as top priority

Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that a re-elected Harper Government would make “Life Means Life” legislation its top justice priority in a new parliamentary session.   “As the former Chief of Police for York Region, and with 40 years of experience in law enforcement, I have always advocated for this type of truth in […]


Julian Fantino kicks off election campaign with focus on lower-taxes, safe streets

        Fantino touts record of results, investments for Woodbridge families & economy   Today, surrounded by an energized crowd of family, friends, supporters and volunteers, Julian Fantino launched his campaign, pledging his continued focus on lower taxes, safe streets, protection of youth from drugs and infrastructure investments in Woodbridge.   Fantino highlighted […]


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8401 Weston Road
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1A6
Tel: 1-855-FANTINO (326-8466)