Maurizio Bevilacqua

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Maurizio Bevilacqua

[Note: The following is an unedited version of the candidate’s own words. As Bevilacqua declared his candidacy after our September issue’s print date, a profile of him did not appear]

Maurizio Bevilacqua is a candidate for the position of Mayor in the City of Vaughan’s 2010 Municipal Election.  A well known and respected community leader, Bevilacqua is nationally recognized for his consensus building abilities and his credible reputation in the areas of social and economic policy.

Bevilacqua represents a new generation of political leadership who believes in the important emerging role of cities within the regional, national and global context.

Maurizio Bevilacqua was first elected to the House of Commons in 1988 and was re-elected in 1990, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

Mr. Bevilacqua was named to Cabinet as Minister of State (Science, Research and Development) on January 15, 2002. He was later appointed Minister of State (International Financial Institutions) on May 26, 2002.

From 1997 through 2002 he served as Chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.

His re-election in 1993 established an all-time record for the most votes received by a candidate in a federal election. Mr. Bevilacqua was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour (1993-1994) and to the Minister of Human Resources Development (1993-1995).

Mr. Bevilacqua has received many prestigious awards, including “Premio Italiani nel Mondo” which is awarded by the Italian Government to individuals of Italian heritage who have served as outstanding role models. The State of Israel Bonds Canada also honoured Mr. Bevilacqua for his contribution to improving labour-management relations. In recognition of his work advancing Canada/US relations, he was presented with the Key to the City of Dallas.

Mr. Bevilacqua was born in Sulmona, Italy on June 1, 1960. He attended Emery Collegiate and York University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree.

5 Action Points:

As your candidate for mayor, Maurizio Bevilacqua is determined to create the City of Vaughan residents want and deserve by providing:

  • Strong leadership at City Hall
  • Stable and effective governance
  • Respect, value and accountability for citizens’ hard earned tax dollars
  • A plan to transform our suburban municipality into a dynamic, sustainable and vibrant world class city
  • A modern transportation network to get our city moving

6 Responses to “Maurizio Bevilacqua”

  1. Kathryn Gilmor September 27, 2010 at 2:40 AM #


    I have a child with special needs and being able to provide more services such as schools, daycares, and other resources would make me consider voting for you.

    Thank you

    • me you October 19, 2010 at 1:34 PM #

      your right maurizio bevilaqua is a good guy. vote for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • me you October 19, 2010 at 1:38 PM #

        whats maurizio’s slogan?

  2. Mani Subramaniam October 25, 2010 at 4:57 AM #

    We are confident that you are the right person to bring the needed change to our City, Vaughan.


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