Carmen Provenzano is a graduate of St. Mary's College in the Sault. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor, and a law degree (LLB) from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
On graduation, he started his legal career in the City of Sault Ste. Marie legal department, and for 25 years was self-employed in legal private practice in the Sault, specializing in municipal and planning law.
He has served as a charter member of the Algoma District Health Council, and for 13 consecutive years as a trustee on the Sault Ste. Marie Board of Education, where he served on all committees, including finance (chair) and salary negotiation.
Mr. Provenzano is the current and past chair of the Northern Ontario Liberal Caucus. Since his election to Parliament in 1997 and re-election in 2000, he has served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veteran Affairs, and was on several Standing Committees of the House of Commons, including Fisheries and Oceans (vice-chair), Government Operations and Natural Resources (vice-chair), and National Defence and Veterans Affairs.
He is also a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Steel Caucus. As the Sault's MP, he considers his involvement in the successful restructuring of Algoma Steel Inc. a significant personal achievement.
Married with four children, Mr. Provenzano and his wife, Ada, will celebrate 38 years of marriage this year. A grandson born in January of 2004 rounds out his family.