Massimo Pacetti

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Massimo Pacetti
Member of Parliament
for Saint-Leonard—Saint-Michel
Incumbent
Assumed office
2002
Preceded by Alfonso Gagliano
Personal details
Born (1962-08-22) August 22, 1962 (age 51)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Danielle Pacetti
Residence Montreal
Profession accountant
Religion Roman Catholic

Massimo Pacetti (born August 22, 1962) is a Canadian politician from Quebec, Canada. Pacetti has served in the Canadian House of Commons since winning a 2002 by-election in the riding of Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel. He currently serves as the Liberal Party of Canada's Deputy Whip and Critic for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Pacetti is a former accountant and entrepreneur, and former commissioner of the Pointe-de-l'Île school board.

Pacetti ran as the Liberal candidate in a by-election in 2002 for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons and was elected in the riding of Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel. He was re-elected in the 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011 general elections.

He introduced bill C-302, an "Act to recognize the injustice that was done to persons of Italian origin through their “enemy alien” designation and internment during the Second World War, and to provide for restitution and promote education on Italian-Canadian history" which was passed by the House of Commons on April 28, 2010.[1]

Pacetti is the Vice–Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) and the FINA Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure.[2]

Pacetti opposed Parliament studying the definition of a human being, saying “In reality, this is just a back door to reopen the debate over abortion in Canada, and a debate that has been closed for many years.”[3]

Electoral record (incomplete)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2006: Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Liberal Massimo Pacetti 23,705 57.17 -6.73 $66,670
     Bloc Québécois Justine Charlemagne 7,772 18.74 -3.11 $20,789
     Conservative Ercolano Pingiotti 5,975 14.41 +9.13 $15,672
     New Democratic Party Laura Colella 2,831 6.83 +0.85 $4,702
Green Pierre-Louis Parant 961 2.32 -0.01 none listed
     Marxist-Leninist Stéphane Chénier 219 0.53 -0.13 none listed
Total valid votes 41,463 100.00
Total rejected ballots 640
Turnout 42,103 57.00 +2.48
Electors on the lists 73,869
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2004: Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Liberal Massimo Pacetti 25,884 63.90 -12.76 $63,440
     Bloc Québécois Paul-Alexis François 8,852 21.85 +7.40 $9,289
     New Democratic Party Laura Colella 2,422 5.98 $6,007
     Conservative Payam Eslami 2,138 5.28 -0.11 $5,647
Green Ricardo Fellicetti 944 2.33 none listed
     Marxist-Leninist Stéphane Chénier 267 0.66 none listed
Total valid votes 40,507 100.00
Total rejected ballots 855
Turnout 41,362 54.52
Electors on the lists 75,864
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada. Percentage change totals are in relation to the 2000 general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Third Session, Fortieth Parliament, House of Commons, Bill C–302 Retrieved January 2, 2011. (pdf file)
  2. ^ Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) membership list Retrieved January 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Ditchburn, Jennifer. "The Chronicle Herald - Parties clash over abortion". The Chronicle Herald. The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 

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