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

Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr. Fantino served almost 40 years in law enforcement. He was Chief of the York Regional Police and of the Toronto Police Service. He served as Ontario's Commissioner of Emergency Preparedness and as Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. Mr. Fantino is also the former President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and the former Vice-President at Large of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Mr. Fantino is active in local and international victim rights groups, including as an honorary member of Canadian Crime Victims Foundation. He is also involved in community organizations, including programs to make organized sports accessible to disadvantaged children; supports the Hospice Vaughan; and participates on the board of Vaughan's Villa Leonardo Gambin long-term care facility.

He and his wife, Liviana, have two children. - See more at: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/minister/honourable-julian-fantino#sthash.rUMmf63q.dpuf

Entries by Julian Fantino

Veterans Affairs Canada Continues to Support Our Troops

(6) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 11:25 AM

There continues to be a constant barrage of misinformation regarding Canada's Veterans and this was exemplified in Jeff Rose-Martland's most recent article, which misconstrues the facts. Here are some corrections and clarifications.

Veterans Affairs Canada's budget today is over $3.5 billion. In 2005, it was $2.8 billion. In total, our...

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CIDA Is Doing More Than You Think

(4) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 7:07 AM

The trouble with Mr. Pearson's discordant lament against CIDA, which is teeming with nameless and uncredited sources, is that it retains echoes of the Liberal Party's -- of which he was a member -- ineffective and inconsistent track record.

The previous Liberal Government never tired of making...

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Canada's Foreign Aid Is Getting Results

(7) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 6:02 AM

I thank Dariusz Dziewanski for taking the time to write a piece on the Huffington Post. However, I'm sad to say he has mischaracterized the nature of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and our partners around the world.

Mr. Dziewanski is correct in stating that Canadians take...

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Dear NDP: CIDA Does Not Need Your Economic Advice

(30) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 11:40 PM

NDP take their reckless economic sideshow to the developing world

I read NDP MP Helen Laverdière's piece in the Huffington Post with great interest. I find it ironic that the NDP, a party that wishes to impose a $21-billion carbon tax on Canadians and more than $50-billion in...

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