Francesco Sorbara is the Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge and sits on the House of Commons Standing Committee of Finance and the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Finance. He is Chair of the Canada-Italy Inter-Parliamentary Group, Vice-Chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, and Executive Member of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association.
An economist by training and a CFA Charterholder, Francesco worked in the global financial markets in both Canada and the United States for JPMorgan Chase, DBRS, and the Bank of Nova Scotia. Originally from Prince Rupert, B.C., Francesco earned an honours degree in economics & finance from Simon Fraser University and a Masters of Arts (Economics) from the University of Toronto. Before entering public life, Francesco worked in the private sector for approximately twenty years.
A first-generation Canadian, his parents came to Canada from southern Italy 50 years ago. Settling in Prince Rupert, his father joined the Carpenters and Sheet Metal Workers’ Union and his mother worked in the local cannery and as a dietician’s aid, all while raising three boys. The values of hard work, family and a sense of community that his parents brought with them to Canada were instilled in Francesco and his brothers from an early age.
After putting himself through University with a variety of different jobs including working at a pulp mill and at a grain elevator, Francesco pursued opportunities in the centre of the financial world in New York City, working at J.P. Morgan. He lived and worked in the U.S. for six years before returning to Canada where he met and married his wife Rose, with whom he is proud to be raising two daughters, Eliana and Natalia.
As dedicated as he has been to his professional life, Francesco has been equally involved in 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 on Parliament Hill and motivates him to continue to work toward creating a Canadian economy that works for all and leaves no one behind.
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