Tony Tirabassi

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Tony Tirabassi
Member of Parliament
for Niagara Centre
In office
2000–2004
Preceded by Gilbert Parent
Succeeded by riding redistributed
Personal details
Born (1957-10-30) 30 October 1957 (age 60)
Thorold, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Independent Liberal
Profession salesman

Anthony "Tony" Tirabassi (born 30 October 1957 in Thorold, Ontario) was a Liberal member of the Canadian House of Commons from 2000 to 2004. In the 2000 federal election he won the Niagara Centre riding in Ontario to become a member of the 37th Canadian Parliament; he succeeded the Liberal incumbent, retiring Speaker of the House Gilbert Parent, who had held the riding since its creation in 1988. He is a career salesman.

Thorold City in Ontario, Canada

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His term in Parliament included service as Parliamentary Secretary of the Treasury Board President. [1]

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Tirabassi retired from political life after his first term, when his Niagara Centre riding was abolished and replaced by other electoral districts due to redistribution. Tirabassi lost the Liberal nomination for the Welland riding to John Maloney, another incumbent Member of Parliament (see 2004 Liberal Party of Canada infighting).

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References

  1. "37th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION". Hansard. 16 May 2003. Retrieved 9 October 2012.