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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Vaughan, Ontario-September 27, 2015 Today, Julian Fantino, Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge, responded to Justin Trudeau’s pledge to repeal mandatory prison sentences for serious offences. “As a former police leader with over 4 decades of experience, I am appalled that Justin Trudeau believes that the rights of violent criminals and criminals that re-offend should come before […]


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Statement by Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge Julian Fantino on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement on support for manufacturing

“The manufacturing sector in Woodbridge employs more workers than any other sector, and is critical to our local economy. I am pleased that our Government’s low tax plan has been able to help those in the manufacturing sector expand and create new business opportunities, and continue to provide well-paying jobs for workers. Today’s announcement builds […]


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Statement by Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge Julian Fantino on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement on new measures to protect children and increased penalties for serious crimes

“The protection of our children, the most vulnerable members of our society, is a priority for parents, police, our Conservative government, and me personally, and is something I dedicated over 40 years to through my work in law enforcement. I have always been a passionate advocate for putting the rights of victims before the rights […]


Statement by Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge Julian Fantino on Prime Minister Harper’s announcement on new support for Woodbridge seniors

“Seniors have worked hard throughout their lives, sacrificed and given back to their families and communities, which is why I have been very involved with seniors in Vaughan over the almost 40 years that I have lived here, as a long-time supporter and founding member of the board of directors at the Villa Leonardo Gambin […]


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Statement by Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge Julian Fantino on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s low tax plan for small businesses in Woodbridge

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