Honourable Julian Fantino
Minister of International Cooperation
The Honourable Julian Fantino is Canada's Minister of International Cooperation and Member of Parliament for Vaughan. He was first elected to the House of Commons in November 2010 and was re-elected in May 2011. Mr. Fantino previously served as Minister of State (Seniors) from January 2011 to May 2011, and Associate Minister of National Defence, specifically responsible for military procurement, until July 2012.
Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr. Fantino served almost 40 years in law enforcement, including as Chief of the London Police Service, York Regional Police and Toronto Police Service. He served as Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police and as Ontario's Commissioner of Emergency Management. He is also Past-President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and Vice-President-at-Large of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Mr. Fantino is active in local and international victim rights groups, including as an honorary member of Canadian Crime Victims Foundation. He is involved in community organizations, including programs to make organized sports accessible to disadvantaged children; supports the Hospice Vaughan; and volunteers at a number of seniors long term care facilities in Vaughan.
Mr. Fantino was born in Italy and emigrated to Canada when he was 11 years old. He and his wife, Liviana, have two children and four grandchildren.