Born in Manchester, England, Tony is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he completed degrees in political science in 1983 and law in 1986. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1988, Tony also worked in Central and Eastern Europe as a consultant to western companies and local governments seeking counsel on privatization and economic restructuring.
From June 1995 to October 2003, Tony was the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Brampton West-Mississauga. For those 8 years, Tony made it a practice to spend every Friday afternoon knocking on doors in his community to hear the thoughts of his constituents, visiting over 100,000 households in total.
Tony served as an influential member of the Ontario government in four key portfolios, as Minister of Health, Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing, Minister of Environment and Minister of Transportation.
Currently, Tony is Counsel with Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto. Tony works hard to make a significant contribution to his community. Tony is the Honourary Chair of the Brampton Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Campaign and Honourary co-sponsor of the Brampton Safe City Fundraising Campaign. He and his wife, Lynne Golding, a lawyer, reside in Brampton with their three children.