Francesco Sorbara is the Member Parliament for Vaughan- Woodbridge and sits on the House of Commons Standing Committee of Finance. He is also Chair of the Canada-Italy Inter-Parliamentary Group and Vice-Chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.
Mr. Sorbara is an economist by training who, before becoming a Member of Parliament, worked as a financial analyst in the banking sector in Canada and the United States. Originally from Prince Rupert British Columbia he studied in Vancouver and Toronto earning an honours degree from Simon Fraser University and a Masters in economics from the University of Toronto.
Francesco is a first-generation Canadian whose parents came to Canada from southern Italy 50 years ago. When his parents settled in the northern British Columbia community of Prince Rupert, his father joined the carpenters and sheet metal workers Union and his mother worked in the local cannery while raising three boys. The values of hard work, family and a sense of community that his parents brought with him to Canada where instilled in Francesco and his brothers from an early age.
After putting himself through University with a variety of different jobs including work at a pulp mill and a grain elevator, Francesco pursued opportunities in the centre of the financial world in New York working at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. He lived and worked in the US for five years but his abiding love of Canada brought him back home where he met and married his wife Rose, with whom he is proud to be raising two young daughters Eliana and Natalia.
As dedicated as he has been to his professional life, Francesco has been equally involved in volunteer and community activities aimed at improving the lives of others. His volunteer work includes contributions to the United Way, Eva’s Initiatives and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund as well as with organizations such as the Canadian Italian business Association Italian chamber of commerce of Ontario and the Toronto Society of financial analysts.
Francesco’s professional background in finance and economics has provided him with an extensive expertise in financial materials across a broad range of industry sectors including automotive media and telecommunications retail real estate energy infrastructure and financial services. The knowledge that he has acquired through his work and academic training coupled with his commitment to community and family gives Francesco a unique perspective and motivates him to work toward creating a Canadian economy where no one is left behind and that works for all.
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