First elected to the House of Commons in 1993, Janko Peric is known for his ability to effectively represent the views of his constituents.
A long-time member of the National Defence and Veterans Affairs Committees, he has been a forceful advocate for improving the quality of life for our military personnel and veterans. Mr. Pericís son is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and served with Canadaís Navy in the Persian Gulf.
A 25-year member of the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW), Mr. Peric worked on the shop floor of Lear Corporation. His tenure in the automotive industry provided him with valuable experience that he has used as Chairman of the National Liberal Automotive Caucus.
A responsive and accessible constituency representative, he actively promotes awareness within the community about the need to support organizations such as: Out of the Cold, the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, local Air and Army Cadets, The Bridges, the YMCA and YWCA, the Diabetes Association, the Portuguese Micaelense Charity Organization, the Huntington Society, the Alzheimer Society, the Womenís Crisis Services, Lissard House, and many other worthy organizations.
Born in Orehovica, Croatia, Mr. Peric, 55, was educated at the Technical School of Zagreb where he earned a diploma in Arts and Sciences. He, his wife Biba and four children have lived in Cambridge for more than 25 years.