Anthony Detroio was born in Montreal on April 13, 1937. He is of Italian origin and has lived on the North Shore since 1972.
Mr. Detroio owns a business in Port-Cartier and was elected as a municipal councillor in 1975. After eight years in that position, he was elected Mayor of Port-Cartier in 1983, a position he still holds.
In 1991, following the closing of the Cascades (Port-Cartier) Inc. pulp and paper plant, he obtained authorization to conclude a loan agreement thus making Port-Cartier the owner of the plant. In June 1993, he hired the Groupe Uniforêt Inc. which supported the project. In 1994, the City of Port-Cartier and the Groupe Uniforêt took over the plant. This project created more than over 1,500 jobs.
Mr. Detroio is a member of the Optimist Club, the Moose, the Knights of Columbus and the Canadian Legion. He is prefect of the regional municipality of Sept-Rivières and vice-president of the Port-Cartier economic development corporation. He is also a trustee on the North Shore Regional Health and Social Services board.
Mr. Detroio is also actively involved in organizations such as the Diabetes Association and the Cerebral Palsy Association.
He was instrumental in setting up the Villa Port-Cartier Inc. project, a home for seniors no longer able to live alone.
Mr. Detroio is married to Suzanne Vigneault. They have four children: three boys and a girl.