Tony Ianno was first elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina in 1993. His compassion and concern for social justice, combined with his small business experience, have given him a refreshing, practical approach to his parliamentary duties.
Currently, Mr. Ianno is Chair of the Prime Ministerís Task Force on Active Living and Dignity for Seniors and a member on the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. He is also President of the Canada-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Association.
In 1996 he was appointed to the Prime Ministerís Task Force on Ageing to help Canada prepare for its changing demographics. In December 1997, Mr. Ianno was asked to head the National Liberal Caucus Task Force on Financial Services studying, amongst other things, the proposed bank merger. The report entitled, A Balance of Interests, was published in November 1998.
In July, 1998, Mr. Ianno was appointed by the Prime Minister as Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure. He was honoured to be re-appointed in September 1999.
A life long resident of Trinity-Spadina, Mr. Ianno has been active in all aspects of his community, including ratepayers associations, charities, and working with emotionally challenged children.
Mr. Ianno was born in 1957. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. He and his wife Christine Innes have four children.